Just as I was about to write about a watch I really didn't want to write about, I noticed that Panerai had sent an email about their Luminor Due. This watch is special. It is, to date, the thinnest Luminor watch released by Panerai.
The image directly above comparing two of Panerai's watches is actually a rather interesting comparing tool on their website dedicated to the Luminor Due. The new watch is a mere 10.7mm tall, but the case is, in classic Panerai style, a generous 45mm. It will wear especially large due to the large crown guard, however. The watch protects the P.4000 movement, which has a 72-hour power reserve. This isn't a watch for a person looking for a daily wearer, however, as Paneria's main focus when they were designing this watch was cosmetics. The dial is a sunray dial (these look fantastic in real life), the case is polished steel, and the strap is leather. In addition, the watch is only water resistant to 30M, so even if you were to change out the strap, the watch shouldn't accompany you while you swim. The 45mm/P.4000 version has almost been released with a gold case. If you're looking for something a little smaller, Panerai has included a 42mm hand-wound version (P.1000 movement). I've taken all of the images from Panerai's new site dedicated to the Luminor Due and their traditional site.