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Bert Casal

The Luminor Perpetual Calendar

Panerai produces its own high complication in Goldtech™ and Platinumtech™.

Ever since Giovanni Panerai opened his first watchmaking school in Florence in the 1800s, his vision was to invent and innovate. And that tradition still continues today as the famous Italian watch brand releases two new models: The Luminor Perpetual Calendar Goldtech™ and the Luminor Perpetual Calendar Platinumtech™.

Luminor Perpetual Calendar
Luminor Perpetual Calendar

These new wristwatches are armed with the new P.4100, an in-house movement created by the Neuchatel manufacture. This movement is able to indicate the date and automatically recognise months with less than 31 days and leap years. Adjustments are all made through the crown, such as the day, date, month, and year. Its dual micro barrels are able to store three days worth of power. It also features an off-centre micro-rotor that winds the mainspring when the watch is on the wrist. The micro-rotor’s placement makes it possible for the calibre to measure only 7 mm thick. The P.4100 movement beats at 4 Hz, or 28,800 alternations per hour.

On the dial, the central hands indicate the hour, minutes, and an independent 12H GMT Hand. A 24H subdial at 9 o’clock features the small seconds and a day/night indicator. The day and date are positioned at 3 o’clock. At the bottom of the dial, the words “Calendario Perpetuo” appear, revealing the true nature of this watch and the complexities that lie within.

Luminor Perpetual Calendar
Luminor Perpetual Calendar

The Luminor Perpetual Calendar Goldtech™ measures 44 mm and comes in a limited edition of 270 pieces. It is presented with a blue sun-brushed dial. Two straps come with this piece: one in a supple patina alligator strap, and the other in a rubber strap. This allows the wearer to choose between a refined look or a sporty style.

The Luminor Perpetual Calendar Platinumtech™ is one of the few references produced using the proprietary material 950% platinum. Measuring at 44 mm, it comes with a green sun-brushed dial. This, too, comes with two straps: an alligator patina dark brown strap and a brown rubber strap. For this reference, only 100 pieces will be available.

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