The 2018 Design/Miami fair wraps up today, and Panerai, serving again as the event’s official watch partner, has unveiled a new North America limited edition there. Here’s a look at the latest, specially designed iteration of the Panerai Luminor 1950 – 10 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio, available exclusively at the brand’s Design/Miami booth for the duration of the fair.
The watch has a 44-mm, corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel case containing Panerai’s in-house Caliber P.2003, which stores at least 240 hours, or 10 days’ worth of winding autonomy in its three spring barrels. The satiné soleil blue dial is formed in Panerai’s now-emblematic “sandwich” style, with two superimposed disks and a layer of beige-colored Super-LumiNova shining through the top disk’s large, stencil-style, cut-out Arabic numerals. The date window is at 3 o’clock, the linear power reserve display at 6 o’clock, and an AM/PM indicator sharing the 9 o’clock position with the small seconds subdial. A central arrow-tipped hand indicates a second time zone on the 12-hour scale, and the screw-down crown is secured by the bridge crown protector device, ensuring the timepiece’s water resistance of 100 meters.
The new watch, limited to 250 pieces and available at Panerai boutiques after the conclusion of Design/Miami 2018, is distinguished from previous blue-dialed Acciaio (“stainless steel” in Italian) models by its custom-designed blue canvas strap with beige stitching; buyers will also receive a blue rubber strap and blue alligator leather strap. The price is $14,400.