Editor’s note: Like you, we are also excited for the Watches & Wonders 2022 novelties. Before we get to dive deep into them, here’s our preview & Gut Reaction Review (Grr…) of the new Panerai Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo. For our detailed hands-on reviews, please head to our dedicated reviews section here. This is NOT a sponsored post.
The New Panerai Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo In A Nutshell
When looking at things that can add value to a watch purchase I think Panerai may be right up amongst the top value adding offerings with this watch. Limited to 33 pieces, this watch comes with a trip to Florence and the Tuscan countryside to discover Panerai’s Italian heritage firsthand. This is a fantastic bonus to go along with an incredible watch, as increasingly “millennials and every other generation are opting out of accumulating stuff and exploring experiences instead”.
As if you would need more extras on top of the watch, this piece also comes with an NFT which contains information about the above mentioned trip’s itinerary, and Panerai has said that it will unlock ongoing benefits long after the experience ends.
So this watch is already looking great before we’ve even started talking about the watch itself. This Goldtech-cased, smoke-sapphire-crystal-dialled timepiece is a statement for sure – definitely not for my ~16cm wrist, but for someone with larger wrists it is an absolute beauty.
We went hands on with the similar Panerai Luminor Perpetual Calendar Goldtech™ ref. PAM00742 last year which has the same complications, but has a solid coloured dial. I think both versions have their own charms, but the see-through dial of this latest release is a very cool reminder of all that is going on behind the scenes inside.
Whilst we already have a number of complications on the face of the watch (time, day, date, small seconds and GMT with am/pm indicator), once you take the watch off your wrist and spin it around (like a record baby) you find the complications you generally won’t need on your day-to-day but it’s nice to have them; the year, month, leap year and power reserve indicator. Not only is it nice to have these details, it’s necessary in a way for it to function as a perpetual calendar.
The 5W1H Of The New Panerai Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo
The new Panerai Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo features a 50m water-resistant 44mm diameter Goldtech case with a lug-to-lug spacing of 54mm and lug interhorn spacing of 24mm.
Retailing for 78’000EUR, the limited edition new Panerai Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo is announced as part of the Watches & Wonders 2022 March 30 to April 5 (both online and at the Salon).
It’s for those who are looking for a bold one watch collection – considering it has a perpetual calendar needing to be reset by only the crown it’s not a watch you want to let wind down because resetting the day/date/month/year just via the crown would take quite a while if it hasn’t been ticking in a while. Of course a watch winder could solve that, but this watch is also for jet setters courtesy the GMT hand and whilst making your trip to Florence and the Tuscan countryside I can’t imagine many would be taking their watch winder with them.
Basic Specifications Of The New Panerai Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo
Inside the new Panerai Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo reference PAM01269 ticks the P.4100 calibre which is an automatic mechanical movement measuring 34.9mm x 6.9mm. The movement features 55 jewels, and beats at the frequency of 4Hz (28’800 A/h). It features a KIF anti-shock device, two barrels and a seconds reset Stop Balance wheel.
The watch offers a good 3 day power reserve and an okay water resistance of 50m (5 ATM).
“Acquiring a Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo will be the beginning of an adventure that won’t end but only evolve with time.”Press Release
To find out more about the new Panerai Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo and their other watches, please head to their website here. All images unless otherwise stated are courtesy are © 2022 PANERAI. Make sure to check out our reviews of other Watches & Wonders 2022 novelties here.