Panerai Launches All New Luminor Collection

An icon gets a fresh makeover for 2018.

Panerai Launches All New Luminor Collection

Panerai’s family continues to evolve at this year’s SIHH with their Base and Marina models receiving fresh visual updates to appeal to an even wider market.

Six timepieces make up this year’s Luminor Logo collection but our personal pick from the Italian watchmaker is PAM00774. Its masculine design sees a striking black textile strap with contrast blue stitching complemented with a black dial and matching blue Officine Panerai logo at the 6 o’clock mark.

More on that one later. Let’s run you guys through the latest from Panerai at SIHH 2018.

Luminor Base Logo 3 Days Acciaio PAM00773

A new movement for one of Panerai’s best sellers means improved power reserve to accompany the aesthetic details. Whilst the strong and simple design of the watch remains, Panerai have focused their efforts more on refinement.

This approach brings us to a 44mm AISI 316L polished steel case which houses the new hand-wound P.6000 calibre delivering the basic hours and minutes functions and 3-day power reserve. A black dial wears Panerai’s luminescent numbers and indexes to ensure legibility when light is low. The patented crown protector is of course included and finished in brushed steel to ensure the robust unit can reach depths of up to 100 metres.

A black calf strap with beige stitching polishes off this piece nicely.

Luminor Base Logo 3 Days Acciaio PAM00774

Our pick of the six is this particular model which retains all of the same credentials as the aforementioned Luminor Base Logo but with a different colour design.

A 44mm polished steel case, 3-day power reserve and 100 metre water resistance forms the basis of the watch which is further amplified by a contrast blue stitching on the black textile strap. This is further highlighted with a blue ‘OP’ logo at the 6 o’clock mark.

Luminor Base Logo 3 Days Acciaio PAM00775

The final of the three Base models comes win a classic brown and white colourway for those after a more traditional look. The technical specs are the same as the other Base models except for the white dial with luminous dots and a Monte Carlo brown calf leather strap with gold stitching.

Luminor Marina Logo 3 Days Acciaio

Three new Marina models join the Luminor family and the signature small seconds counter has never looked better across the new colour options. A hand-wound mechanical, P.6000 calibre once again looks after the hours and minutes functions with the addition of a small seconds dial at the 9 o’clock.

The 3-day power reserve rating is retained here as is the 44mm AISI 316L polished steel case and brushed steel crown protector. Water resistance is rated at 100 metres across all three Marina models whilst strap and dial design comes in black on black (PAM00776), blue on black (PAM00777) and brown on white (PAM00778).