Time warp: Panerai’s ‘Due’ model is an entirely slimmer proposition

Panerai has gone light-weight for its downsized ‘Due’ model

The secret to this slimming down? The new P1000 calibre. It provides hours, minutes and seconds reset and a 72-hour power reserve, yet it is only 3.85mm thick.

Both manually-wound models feature a 3/6/12 dial with small seconds at nine o’clock. The automatic, with its larger case, allows the seconds to remain at nine o’clock, but there is space for the numeral ‘9’ to appear, too. And, of course, on top of all the other good reasons to covet the ‘Due’, surely the fact that its skinny frame means that there is no longer any possible conflict with one’s cufflinks is one of the most compelling.