PANERAI: Luminor Quaranta™ BiTempo Series in Goldtech

Panerai shines in Goldtech by introducing its precious metal.
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Panerai shines in Goldtech: introducing its precious metal into the Luminor Quaranta™ BiTempo series:

Encapsulating the balance between heritage and modern innovation to meet the modern- day client’s needs, the Luminor Quaranta collection captures the beloved aesthetic of the Luminor collection in a smaller case dimension. The new Luminor Quaranta™ BiTempo Goldtech PAM01641 expands the collection, featuring the GMT function in a precious material case.

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Panerai Goldtech™ is a gold material developed by the Maison that includes a combination of platinum and copper, giving an intense red appearance and resistance to tarnishing that extends the timepiece’s lifetime. Under the hood of the 40mm brushed Panerai Goldtech™ case, the Luminor Quaranta™ BiTempo is powered by the automatic P.900/ GMT, a caliber renowned for its reliability with a 3-day power reserve. The P.900 is an automatic caliber that integrates expansive function within the confines of remarkably streamlined proportions. Measuring 12½ lignes (28mm) in diameter and only 4.2 mm thick, the movement is among the slimmest automatic calibers in the Panerai portfolio. The energy necessary to accumulate a power reserve of three days is delivered by a bidirectional oscillating weight and stored in a single barrel. Its balance wheel, oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, is securely fixed in position by a balance cock. The caliber is equipped with a stop-second function that enables precise time setting. Its GMT complication with a 12-hour display is a return to the Maison’s heritage, echoing some of the earliest models developed in the early 2000s. This feature adds a new dimension to the watch’s usability, especially for those who track multiple time zones.

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The tip of the GMT hand is gilded in blue that illuminates in low-light conditions, enhancing the watch’s legibility and aesthetic appeal. This is complemented by a larger, more prominent date display for enhanced readability. Reflecting Panerai’s commitment to maintaining continuity with its rich history, the timepiece also features a discrete minuterie inspired by early 2000s watches, along with distinctive elements that define the Luminor line, such as the cushion-shaped case and the signature crown-protecting bridge, ensuring water resistance of up to 10 bar (~100 meters). The ‘BiTempo’ inscription, meaning “dual time” in Italian, at 6 o’clock accentuates the Maison’s Italian roots. The new reference features a sun-brushed black sandwich dial with white Super- LumiNova® for clear visibility and a see-through sapphire crystal and Panerai Goldtech™ case back, providing a glimpse into the watch’s intricate workings. The strap is crafted from black alligator leather with T/T stitching, with a brushed Panerai Goldtech™ trapezoidal buckle, and the PAM Click Release System™ allows for easy switching with the timepiece’s second black rubber strap.

The new Luminor Quaranta™ BiTempo Goldtech is available from July 2024.

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Luminor Quaranta™ BiTempo Goldtech™ 


Movement: P.900/GMT, automatic mechanical,12 ½ lignes, 5.2 mm thick, 23 jewels, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device, one barrel. 186 components.

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small seconds, date, GMT 12 hours, stop seconds reset device.

Power Reserve: 3 days

Case: 40mm, brushed Panerai Goldtech™. Polished Panerai Goldtech™. Driven, see-through sapphire crystal and Panerai Goldtech™. Sapphire crystal.

Dial: Black sandwich sun-brushed with white Super-LumiNova® Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock.

Strap: PAM Click Release System™ black alligator with T/T stitching. Trapezoidal brushed Panerai Goldtech™ buckle.

Water resistance: 10 bar (~100 meters).

Officine Panerai is not the owner of the Super-LumiNova® and Incabloc® trademarks.

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