Luminor BiTempo Affirms Panerai’s Italian DNA

The Dual Time Zone Watch Debuts With New Design Features

The spirit that defines Panerai watches and the people who wear them is not confined to a specific pursuit or destination; instead, it is a way of being that extends to any endeavor, a passionate engagement with the world that reaches beyond a single point on a map or location. The Luminor BiTempo watch exudes refinement and ease and, through its GMT feature, can simultaneously track the time in two different time zones, near or distant. All the while, it maintains the characteristic features and quality, that are definitively Panerai.

The new watch has been interpreted in two distinct color palettes, each with a compelling, assured presence and built on the foundation of a 44mm steel case. The first centers on a lively blue sun-brushed dial with an alligator strap in the same rich hue (PAM01361); the second has a matte black dial and matching alligator strap (PAM01360). In both colors, Luminor BiTempo features a GMT function that indicates the time in a second time zone with a hand in vivid cerulean blue to ensure visibility at a glance.

A subdial at five o’clock with a bright blue hand provides a measure of the remaining power reserve, which extends to 72 hours when fully wound. The sandwich dial, a signature presence in the Panerai design vocabulary, exhibits subtle updates that reveal the unending process of perfecting the brand’s icons. The date window at three o’clock is larger than those that preceded it, and its beveled aperture is the first instance of a feature that will appear in future models.

Italian text inscribed on the dial highlights key features—BiTempo refers to its GMT function, while the word “ore” indicates the hours remaining in the power reserve—to affirm the brand’s Italian DNA. The design sophistication and originality for which Panerai is recognized and its experience in crafting instruments for navy divers are inseparable from its Italian origins. This heritage sets it apart from other Swiss-made watches.

Calibre P.9012 powers the new Luminor models; the self-winding automatic movement is fully visible through a sapphire crystal display case back. Water-resistant to 30 bar (~300 meters) Luminor BiTempo features a brushed steel buckle. Also included are an additional rubber strap and a tool to allow interchangeability of the straps and a screwdriver for removing the buckle.

Luminor BiTempo

PAM01360

Movement: Automatic mechanical, P.9012 calibre, 13¾ lignes, 6.0mm thick, 31 jewels, Glucydur™ balance 28,800 alternations/ hour. Incabloc™ anti-shock device. Two barrels, seconds reset device, 231 components

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small seconds, Power reserve, GMT 12 hours, stop seconds reset device

Power Reserve: Three days Case: 44mm brushed steel, polished bezel, see-through sapphire crystal caseback. Safety Lock crown protection device in brushed steel. Sapphire crystal formed of corondum

Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 5 o’clock Strap: Alligator black, T/T, STD, 24/22, BA. Trapezoidal brushed steel buckle Water-Resistance: 30 bar (~300 meters)

Luminor BiTempo


PAM01361

Movement: Automatic mechanical, P.9012 calibre, 13¾ lignes, 6.0mm thick, 31 jewels, Glucydur™ balance 28,800 alternations/ hour. Incabloc™ anti-shock device. Two barrels, seconds reset device, 231 components

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small seconds, Power reserve, GMT 12 hours, stop seconds reset device
Power Reserve: Three days Case: 44mm brushed steel, polished bezel, see-through sapphire crystal caseback. Safety Lock crown protection device in brushed steel. Sapphire crystal formed of corondum

Dial: Blue sun-brushed with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 5 o’clock Strap: Alligator dark blue, T/T, STD, 24/22, BA. Trapezoidal brushed steel buckle Water

Resistance: 30 bar (~300 meters)

Panerai

Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and subsequently school of watch-making, for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy and its specialist diving corps in particular with precision instruments.

The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997.

Today Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. The latter are a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques.

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