Panerai just launched a new PAM that is ultra thin, in fact about 40% slimmer than the 1950s case of the past: Luminor Due.
Typically, with a short case, you’re limited to what you can put inside. Auto guys will be delighted to know that the new slimline is not only available in manual wind (caliber P.1000), but they also found a way to jam an automatic caliber P.4000 into the new design. This is obviously the thinnest in-house automatic movement manufactured by Panerai.
PAM on a Diet
The hand-wound models are 42mm standing 10.5mm tall on the wrist. The automatic models have a diameter of 45mm with a height of 10.7mm.
Where you will be most surprised is the water resistance. Despite being equipped with the patented lever locking crown guard DNA that Panerai is famous for, the depth rating on the Due pieces is limited to just 30m. Compared to the Submersible’s 300m, it’s clear that the Due is meant for the boardroom and not the surfboard.
Do the dollars and cents make sense?
The new line is looking to be priced like this: Steel/auto PAM00674 $10,700; red gold/auto PAM675 $25, 600; steel/manual PAM676 $8,100; red gold/manual PAM677 $22,100. How do you feel about these price points?