News: Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio PAM530

Panerai has announced several new models since SIHH in January, most notably a pair of composite Radiomirs and the Luminor Submersible Amagnetic. It has just unveiled yet another new model for the year, the Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio PAM530. 

Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio PAM00530

Inside the 47 mm titanium case is the P.2006 movement. It features a split seconds chronograph controlled by column wheel, and an eight day power reserve.

Sandwich dial construction

Notably it has the line and dot style dial first used for limited edition Radiomir watches. I never liked this style of dial, but on a chronograph it works much better in my opinion. – SJX

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Hands-on with the Lange Grand Lange 1 Lumen (live photos and price)

Yesterday Lange unveiled the Grand Lange 1 Lumen limited edition. Similar in style to the Zeitwerk Luminous Phantom, which was a smash hit, the Grand Lange 1 Lumen retains the iconic Lange 1 style but looks thorough modern. Here are live photos of the prototype.

Grande Lange 1 Lumen

Compared to the Zeitwerk Phantom, which had an almost black tinted dial, the Grand Lange 1 Lumen has a grey tint, which easily reveals the date mechanism underneath. The perlage of the base plate is not evident, except on close inspection.

Because the units disc of the date is sapphire, the two levels of the date are quite apparent from an angle.

The contrasting grey tinted sapphire also makes the twin sub-dials and the date jump out, making it a bit more legible.

All the text on the dial is precisely printed on the tinted sapphire disc. There is no bleeding even at magnification.

Another notable detail is the applied markers of the power reserve function.

And here it is compared with the regular Grand Lange 1. Though both are identical at 40.9 mm wide, the silver dial looks larger than the Lumen.

Inside is the same L095.1 movement as found in the regular Grande Lange 1. Needless to say, movement decoration is impeccable. 

The Lumen is a limited edition of 200 pieces with a retail price of EUR59,000. – SJX

Grande Lange 1 Lumen

Stock image from Lange
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