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INTRODUCING: Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

The well-loved in-house P.2003 calibre returns in a striking steel model, touting the renowned 10-day power reserve.

Best known for supplying robust timepieces to the Royal Italian Navy from as early as the 1930s, Panerai stepped up its watchmaking game in the early noughties, releasing a bumper crop of three in-house calibres in 2007 – P.2003, P.2004, and P.2005. Though each is technically brilliant in its own right, the former stands out as the first automatic movement developed by Panerai within its Manufacture in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. With its practical combination of a 10-day power reserve and dual time function, the P.2003 was fitted in a slew of 10 Days GMT references across the Luminor and Radiomir collections and in a range of case materials ranging from steel to platinum. This year, the lauded movement is making a welcomed return in the Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482, which ought to catch the fancy of well-heeled travellers.

Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482
Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482 in steel with blue alligator leather strap.

The Dieci Giorni (10 days in English) GMT is part of the Luminor Complicazioni collection that features some of the brand’s most sophisticated movements, and, more importantly, it is a reminder of Panerai’s legacy in watches with long power reserves. Case in point, in the 1960s, to meet the rigorous requirements of the Italian Navy commandos, the brand utilised the Angelus SF240 movement with an eight-day autonomy to reduce hand-winding frequency, thereby cutting down wear on gaskets and the possibility of water infiltration. Of course, the self-winding P.2003 driving the PAM01482 circumvents these issues, but it also presents several technical benefits.

Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482
Introduced in 2007, the P.2003 is Panerai’s first in-house self-winding movement.

Equipped with a non-magnetic Glucydur balance and KIF Parechoc anti-shock device, Calibre P.2003 beats at 28,800vph and has a nifty seconds reset device. When the winding crown is pulled to the second position, the seconds hand snaps to the zero position, allowing easy, precise time setting. Efficient winding of the three barrels enabling the 10-day power reserve is facilitated by an oscillating weight mounted on a ball bearing, winding the springs as it rotates in both directions. A screw-down sapphire crystal caseback showcases the movement while ensuring the 100m water resistance.

Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482
The sun-brushed-finish blue dial hosts the linear power reserve display, striking orange-accented GMT hand, and AM/PM indicator.

The PAM01482 is quite the looker with the iconic 44mm Luminor cushion-shaped case in polished steel framing a blue sandwich dial. The latter is another brand signature with an underlayer of Super-LumiNova glowing through the cutouts of Arabic numerals and indexes on the dial to provide optimum legibility in low-light conditions. While its predecessors tend to stick to the straight and narrow when it comes to styling, the Dieci Giorni surprises with orange accents on the arrow-shaped GMT hand as well as the AM/PM indicator, which shares the same sub-dial as the running seconds at nine o’clock. Also updated is the text above its liner power reserve indicator from “10 DAYS” to “10 GIORNI”, further distinguishing this reference from its forbears. 

Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482
The Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482 is a Panerai boutique exclusive.

Paired with a dark blue alligator leather strap with tone-on-tone stitching and a trapezoidal steel buckle, the watch also comes with an additional rubber strap in the same colour that switches the look of the watch from casual elegance to refined sportiness. Available exclusively at Panerai boutiques, the Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482 is priced at S$21,600.

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