Good thing we stuck around after the “Watches and Wonders” Panerai Touch and Feel session! We’re packing up our stuff! As we were packing up our stuff, we couldn’t help but notice the crazy activity behind the curtain at the back of the booth. We couldn’t contain our curiosity and took a peek. We were rewarded with photos being taken and watches we didn’t see at the launch. What we saw was not the Luminor Due. It was something smaller, but also bolder. The printout of the presentation lying next to the photographer shows the name of the replica watches usa. What we see is the Panerai Luminor Tre, a 31mm (!) version of the brand’s most iconic model. And there was one word in the paper that got us even more excited – “Rolex”. We managed to sneak in and take a closer look at the briefing that included the spec sheet.
The Luminor Due Luna, with its 38mm case, is the smallest model in the current Panerai collection. But apparently, it’s not small enough. But instead of making the Luminor Due even smaller, Panerai chose a different approach. We know this because the spec sheet for the Luminor Tre PAM0401 says that this 31mm watch is water resistant to 300 meters, just like a “real” Luminor. In addition, the opening in the dial is very authentic. It may be small, but it does have the famous sandwich construction, which makes all the difference. No glittering mother-of-pearl this time, but a sober, matte, instrumental dial that looks timeless and offers proven functionality, no matter how tiny.
What’s the biggest news? Is it the size of the watch, or its impressive water resistance, or something else? If you guessed the third option, you’re right. Yes, the new Luminor Tre reconnects Panerai and Rolex. Lest we forget, in the early days of Panerai, replica rolex made the case for the Florence-based company and equipped it with a Cortébert pocket watch movement. This time, instead of asking the famous Geneva brand to make the case, Panerai made the movement. That’s why inside the case of the Luminor Tre, you’ll find the Rolex 2236 movement. This is the movement of the 28mm Lady-Datejust, a Super Chronometer automatic movement with Rolex’s patented silicon Syloxi hairspring. Of course, this movement has a central second hand, while the Luminor Tre does not. On the spec sheet, it says that Panerai made a small internal seconds module. The reason is obvious: the brand wanted to stay true to the iconic look of the classic Luminor.
What do you think? Is this the small, tough, historically accurate and important Panerai watch the world has been waiting for? We can’t wait to touch and feel the metal of the Panerai Luminor Tre PAM0401 at the 2024 Watch Fair. Do you feel the same way? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below, but before I do, I’ll give you some final thoughts. When you see the new Luminor Tre, Panerai needs you to remember: “You don’t have to like it, you just have to do it.”