This fine Panerai Chronograph was introduced at 2021’s Watches & Wonders exhibition, it boasts incredible functionality, and displays a wonderful array of well-thought-out aesthetics. Which we will discuss in just a moment – we go into the details of this Panerai Luminor Chrono, and hope to give you a clearer understanding of the details behind it, as well as the specifications it comes equipped with. Along with our opinion on the watch itself.
So, take a read through this weeks “Watch of the Week”, and tell us what you think. Would you add this Panerai to your collection or not? I know we at Lux Horology, would love to.
WHAT MAKES THE PANERAI LUMINOR CHRONO CHRONOGRAPH SO SPECIAL?
This timepiece captures that essence of luxury spectacularly, but it also gives off this mean and fierce look – almost foreshadowing the features and functions it comes equipped with. Having smooth contours and different styles of finish, e.g. grain, polished – creates this depth, which allows the dial and the case to really pop.
Panerai have kept this watch in the loop, with the same design rules as the rest of the “Luminor” collection – that of which includes sandwich dial, protected crown, and the left-hand chronograph pushers.
It’s a robust watch, which usually caters for the larger wrists, but the heritage and history the brand comes with, makes it worth having in your collection. Who knows, you might become a Paneristi one day?
The dial on this Panerai Luminor Chrono is beautiful… it follows the rules of a great chronograph, but displays it in a way that grabs the attention of everyone. It’s a black sandwich dial, that is the key ingredient for a sense of depth, which is complimented beautifully, by the tachymeter scale, along with the two sub-dials.
The watch features luminescent hands and indices, perfect for darker environments like the water, which accompanies the 100m water resistant depth well… as we’ll go into a bit further on. It also has Arabic numerals, located in the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock position, which also adds to that character. When we take a look at a dial, we always like to imagine certain aspects as if they weren’t there, and it makes us realise why they are there in the first place.
The 44m stainless steel case this Panerai Luminor Chrono comes equipped with, adds that robust feeling, which in turn, allows you to understand the reliability of it, as well as it’s capabilities.
The thickness of the case is 15.65mm, which if you combine with the 44mm diameter, makes for a pretty large watch. More so, targeted towards people who may have larger wrists. So, if you’re the type of person who wants to wear their watches on adventures but also for the dining hall – and have a wrist which will accommodate it, then this is a great companion.
The case, as you can see, also comes with the usual crown protection, which you see on a lot of Panerai watches, which is there… to protect the crown, of course. The idea of the crown being protected, highlights this watch isn’t there, just to look pretty, it’s there to be used in the right way – whether that be diving, or hiking, it’s up to you.
The pin buckle-fastening black alligator strap, is what gives this watch the adaptability, to be worn formally, but also as an everyday piece. It looks stunning, it really does – not only does it contrast with the colours well, but it also blends in with all other characteristics.
The two loops on the black alligator strap allow for that extra security, along with the pin buckle too. This means you can continue to get on with your everyday tasks, all whilst having the confidence in your watches ability to stay on your wrist, which is expected of any watch.
The movement found within this Panerai Luminor Chrono is a Swiss-made calibre P.9200 automatic chronograph movement, which has a diameter of 29.9mm and a thickness of 6.9mm. It holds 41 jewels, one barrel and a Glucydur balance, along with an Incabloc anti-shock device. The movement itself, runs at a frequency of 28,800 Vph, and has an impressive 42-hour power reserve.
The movement is the powerhouse behind this watch, and one which gives you precision and reliability all in one. It’s the type of movement which gives you the freedom to travel, due to the 42-hour power reserve – as well as being the type of movement to give you the ability to precisely time keep, with the frequency of 28,800 Vph. Whatever it may be, the Panerai Luminor Chrono has got you covered.
Case material – Stainless steel
Movement type – Swiss-made calibre P.9200 automatic chronograph movement
Water resistant depth – 100m (10 bar)
Strap material – Pin buckle-fastening black alligator strap
Power reserve – 42-hour power reserve
Case diameter – 44m
Case thickness – 15.65mm
Lug width – 24mm