New: Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

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Panerai releases a new 10 day GMT for their Luminor collection. Here is the press release information with our commentary in italics introducing the Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482.

New: Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

The Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482 will retail at SGD 21,600 inclusive of GST. The watch is a Boutique Exclusive.


A new Panerai Luminor. Not much is new. The novelty is the GMT based on the 44mm Luminor case with a very nice blue dial. The model is not new, though a quick search on the Panerai website shows that it currently the only one other Luminor GMT PAM01441 on the catalog, which has a black ceramic case, but no power reserve indicator. It runs the more modern Caliber P.9010/GMT.

Encased within is the 10 day movement the P.2003, which was first introduced in 2006. The movement took over the powertrain duties from the modified Valjoux 7750 which was used in the first Luminors from the revived company. The 7750 was stripped off its chronograph, but was selected because it had the small seconds hand directly opposite the crown. The P.2003 does that by design and is the first movements developed in-house by Panerai in their manufacture in Neuchâtel. So the movement is certainly not new, having being featured in other Luminor GMT and Radiomir GMT watches during its service life (so far). But it does boast of a very long power reserve of 10 days, displayed as a linear indicator above 6 o’clock as its characteristic feature.

Pricing wise, the PAM 01482 seems to retain the pricing of its predecessor the PAM 553. In 2014, the PAM 553 retailed at EUR 13k, so the asking price of EUR 15.5k for the novelty seems to be a reasonable ransom.

Release information

Panerai introduces the new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482, expanding the Luminor Complicazioni collection that comprises functions focused on Chrono, GMT and high- end complications. This model embodies the Manufacture’s rich heritage and know-how, emphasizing complex functions in an essential design to highlight the Maison’s DNA in combining striking aesthetics with practical durability.

“In the new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT, Panerai continues its legacy of technicity and innovation. With the advanced 10-day power reserve, we’re pushing the boundaries further, offering our clients a mix of enduring performance and Italian design.”

Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO of Panerai.

A technical tribute to the ability of providing long power reserve, the new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT encases the P.2003. The long power reserve feature traces back to the 1960s when Panerai utilized a SF240 movement produced by Angelus with eight days’ power reserve and the small seconds at 9 o’clock. With a diameter of 16 lignes, this calibre was derived from a mechanism for small table alarm clocks and had 15 jewels variable inertia balance wheel that beat with 18,000 vibrations per hour and Incabloc® anti-shock device. The power reserve was so long that there was much less need for winding, thus further reducing the wear on gaskets and the possibility of water infiltration and therefore meeting the rigorous requirements of the Italian Navy commandos.

The P.2003 is the first automatic calibre developed by Panerai within its Manufacture in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. In this ecosystem, technological innovation and horological craftsmanship of the Maison is driven by the “Laboratorio di Idee”. A division of theResearch & Development Department, herein all the technical projects are crafted by the skilled hands of engineers, drawing inspiration from the archives and the Italian DNA of the Brand as well as pushing boundaries while ensuring that every new creation is consistent with the unmistakable Panerai character and identity.

With a distinctive long power reserve of 10 days, displayed on the dial by a linear indicator, the P.2003 calibre is made up of 296 components with 25 jewels, measuring 133⁄4 lignes in diameter with a thickness of 8 mm. It has all the technical characteristics which form the DNA of the P.2000 series (free-sprung balance wheel with inertia regulation; 28,800 alternations per hour; three spring barrels; GMT function with 24-hour indication; rapid adjustment of local time; date; balance wheel stop; seconds reset device) but it is distinguished by having automatic winding with a power reserve of 10 days, operated by an oscillating weight mounted on a ball bearing, which winds the springs of the barrels as it rotates in both directions. The P.2003 calibre also has the seconds reset device which resets the seconds hand to zero, enabling the watch to be synchronized with a reference time signal. The operation of the system designed by Panerai is distinctive: when the winding crown is pulled out to the second position, a thin blade moves into contact with the balance wheel, stopping it. At the same time, a small hammer lever moves downwards and acts on a heart-shaped cam, which instantly moves the seconds hand to the zero position. As soon as the winding crown is returned to the normal position, the balance wheel is freed, the hammer lever is raised, thus releasing the cam, and the seconds hand resumes its normal course. Complementing the 10 Day Power Reserve is the GMT function that allows for the tracking of dual time zones, the quintessential complication for the most cosmopolitan of the explorers.

The PAM01482, set in a 44mm cushion-shaped case in polished steel, comes with a blue sun-brushed sandwich dial with white SuperLumiNova® and an open sapphire crystal and steel case back, paired with Luminor’s distinctive iconic crown-protecting device. The small seconds dial hands feature a stop-second reset of the device to ensure that the second’s hand resets to zero automatically when the crown is pulled out, allowing for precise time setting. The dial showcases a linear power reserve display and a striking orange GMT arrow with AM and PM indications to infuse the timepiece with a modern yet classic flair.

The open case back of the new timepiece allows for a clear view of the intricate movement, highlighting the technical proficiency and aesthetic of the watch. It embodies Panerai’s heritage, showcasing dedication to transparency and excellence in watchmaking. Water- resistant up to 10 bar (~100 meters), this watch has been rigorously tested, subjecting it to a pressure up to 25% greater than the guaranteed water resistance value to ensure it fulfils Panerai’s stringent standards.

PAM01482, paired with a dark blue alligator strap with a second rubber strap in the same colour, speaks to those who favour a blend of casual elegance and sportiness, a watch that speaks to leisurely sophistication.
With the new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT, Panerai continues the tradition of combining the Laboratorio di Idee’s complicated calibres, high-tech materials and emblematic Italian design to offer a fresh perspective on the distinct aspects of the Maison’s timeless legacy.

Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT Specifications

Ref. PAM01482

Case: 44mm, polished steel

Bezel: polished steel

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

Back: screwed, see-through sapphire crystal and steel Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, GMT with AM-PM indicator, 10 Days linear power reserve display

Movement: P.2003 calibre Automatic mechanical, 133⁄4 lignes, 8 mm thick, 25 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/ hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Three barrels, seconds reset device. 296 components

Power reserve: 10 days
Water resistance: 10 bar (~100 meters)

Strap: Dark blue alligator with T/T stitching. Trapezoidal steel buckle


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