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Back to the chronograph at Panerai
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Back to the chronograph at Panerai

Tuesday, 29 June 2021
By The FHH Journal editors
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A new watch in a limited edition of just 200 pieces marks Panerai’s return to the field of chronography: an embodiment of sporting spirit and innate elegance.

Today Panerai reaffirms its role in the sphere of chronography. Panerai began perfecting its expertise in the category as early as 1943, the reference year of the Mare Nostrum project, a model designed to serve the deck officers of the Italian Navy, developed only to the prototype stage, one of which is carefully preserved in the Panerai museum in Florence. Its mastery has extended into the 21st century, with the introduction of a series of efficient, high-performance new proprietary calibres. Through the union of the Panerai aesthetic and an original approach to the chronograph complication arises a special new model in a limited edition of only 200 pieces: the Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte (PAM01135).

Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte (PAM01135) © Panerai
Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte (PAM01135) © Panerai

The new Luminor immediately reveals its sporty attitude with a matte black ceramic 44mm case, water-resistant to 10 bar (more than 100 meters deep); the chronograph pusher appears on the left side to create equilibrium with the opposite crown-protecting device, which enhances its iconic silhouette. It has a powerful presence reinforced by the midnight blue dial with satiné soleil decoration and classic sandwich structure, with Arabic numerals and indexes in white Super-LumiNova™ with green luminescence.

Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte (PAM01135) © Panerai
Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte (PAM01135) © Panerai

The P.2004 calibre is a tribute to the first chronograph caliber created and developed entirely by Panerai Manufacture, a manually wound mechanical movement, the synthesis of that expertise, with functions that exceed the capacity of conventional chronographs. The Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blu Notte (PAM01135) is a single-button column wheel chronograph, which combines the start/stop/reset functions in a single push-piece. It is also equipped with the GMT function, allowing the home time and local time to be displayed simultaneously.

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