Functionality meets Italian elegance in the Panerai Luminor BiTempo watch

The new Panerai Luminor BiTempo watch marries a useful new GMT feature with classic design codes

The new Panerai Luminor BiTempo watch with a silver frame, black strap and dark blue vignetted face with white hands.
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Panerai combines useful technicality with elegant design codes in the release of its new Luminor BiTempo watch, which encompasses a new GMT feature allowing for the simultaneous display of two time zones. ‘The new design of the Luminor BiTempo is born from the modern reinterpretation of graphic elements used in the past,’ says the company's CMO, Alessandro Ficarelli, on the Panerai watch’s distinctive aesthetic. Familiar features such as the indices on the dial, which have been present on GMT watches for two decades, join new elements including a larger bevelled date to allow for better visibility and a power reserve indicator with the display expressed in hours.

The new Panerai Luminor BiTempo watch with a silver frame, black strap and a black face with white hands.

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‘The design of all the Panerai watches combine elements of modernity with the key elements that have made the product inimitable and recognisable within the world of haute horlogerie, such as the Panerai crown-protecting device,’ Ficarelli adds.

The new features are an elegant foil for design elements which run consistently through the collections, nodding to both the brand’s Italian heritage and its history of providing instruments to navy divers. Here, the familiar Luminor case circles a sandwich dial, offsetting the semicircle of the power reserve display. Available in two colours - with a blue sun-brushed dial and a matte black dial - the second time zone is easily visible throughout thanks to a bold blue hand.

‘This new piece embodies emblematic characteristic elements which made Panerai watches recognisable in the luxury watches industry,’ says Ficarelli. ‘They join the desire to highlight Panerai’s Italian heritage through the product name Luminor BiTempo, which means dual time zone / GMT function.’

The new Panerai Luminor BiTempo watch with a silver frame and a black face with white hands.

(Image credit: TBC)

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Hannah Silver joined Wallpaper* in 2019 to work on watches and jewellery. Now, as well as her role as watches and jewellery editor, she writes widely across all areas including on art, architecture, fashion and design. As well as offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, Hannah is interested in the quirks of what makes for a digital success story.