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Luminor Base Logo

One of the most consumer-friendly releases at this year’s salon was the Luminor Base Logo, one of Panerai’s entry-level models, which has an all-new in-house movement as well as new aesthetic details and strap options.

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The new movement, Caliber P.6000, offers a three-day power reserve, compared to the earlier 56-hour reserve, a balance securely fixed by a twinsupported bridge, and a device that stops said balance upon the crown being pulled out – and Paneristi won’t be paying extra for it.

The U.S. retail price of the Luminor Base Logo remains at $4,750. There are three new models in the Base collection, all with 44-mm polished stainless-steel (“Acciaio”) cases with solid casebacks. They are available with black dials, with the white OP logo at 6 o’clock, or white dials, with the logo in Panerai blue.

The black dials have green luminous hour markers and Arabic numerals, while the white dials have black luminous Arabic numerals and beige-tinted lume on the dot hour markers and hands. The cases, which are water resistant to 100 meters, all feature Panerai’s hallmark, patented crownprotecting bridge device.

The watches’ closed casebacks, engraved with “Firenze 1860,” a reference to the date of the company’s founding in Florence, are a concession made to maintain the price point, as are the dials, which have painted numerals rather than the twolayered “sandwich” structure of more expensive models.

Finally, in another first for Panerai, the new models are available not only on the traditional brown and black leather straps but also on blue or gray fabric straps, with contrast stitching and the familiar trapezoidal buckle in polished steel.

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