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Panerai Reintroduce Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT with 10-Day Power Reserve in Steel

Panerai has been associated with long power reserves since the 1960s when they first adopted the Angelus SF240 with an 8-day power reserve. 8-day power reserves have since been a staple of Panerai’s collections, becoming known as the Otto Giorni.

However, 8-days is not the maximum power reserve Panerai have achieved and the Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT has a 10-day power reserve. All the previous versions of the Dieci Giorni have been discontinued so the new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482 marks a revamp and return for this long-reserve model.

Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT
Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT

As you might expect from a watch with a 10-day power reserve (that’s 240-hours) the highlight of the watch is the movement. It’s the P.2003, which has a special place in Panerai’s oeuvre of manufacture movements as it was the first to be developed entirely in their Neuchatel manufacture in Switzerland.

The Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT is equipped with a free-sprung balance wheel with inertia regulation, three spring barrels, a power reserve indicator, a GMT function with 24-hour indication, date and a seconds reset device. You can view the movement through the exhibition caseback.

Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT
Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT

Zooming out from the movement, the Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482 has a stainless steel case measuring 44mm in diameter. It follows the classic design of the Luminor with its cushion case and distinctive wide crown with crown guard.

Equally distinctive is the sandwich dial in sunray brushed blue with red accents. It’s a signature colourway of modern Panerai and feels in tune with their many Luna Rossa collaborations. The small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock doubles up as the GMT 24-hour display, although the most interesting visual feature is the linear power reserve indicator below the central hand stack.

Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT

With this launch, or should that be re-launch, the Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT has been brought in line with modern Panerai’s design codes and high quality. A vibrant, striking colourway, an impressive movement and a style that borders between dress and sporty. It’s priced at £13,200, which feels appropriate given the exceptional power reserve and the additional GMT complication. Nice to see the P.2003 make a return and remind us what Panerai are capable of.

Price and Specs:

Model: Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT
Ref: PAM01482
Case: 44mm diameter, stainless steel
Dial: Blue sandwich sunbrushed
Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Panerai calibre P.2003, automatic, 25 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 10 days
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT with am/pm, power reserve
Strap: Dark blue alligator
Price: £13,200

More details at Panerai.

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.