At the SIHH in January 2019, Panerai announced that it was the new official partner of Luna Rossa, whose AC75 monohull will represent Italy in the next America’s Cup scheduled to be held in New Zealand from January to March 2021. After the boat’s inauguration at the beginning of October, the Florentine watchmaker presented three new watches specially designed in the colors of the Italian team and dedicated to water sports: Luminor Luna Rossa.These timepieces, with cases measuring 47 and 44mm in diameter, are totally dressed in black, including the crown protection, highlighting the technical materials dedicated to the various functions they provide: Carbotech – a composite material based on carbon fiber decorated with fine stripes – on the Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta (PAM01038), ceramic for the Luminor Luna Rossa Chrono Flyback (PAM01037) and DLC-coated titanium on the Luminor Luna Rossa GMT. They are all automatic, the first two driven by the P.9100 caliber and the third by the P.9010/GMT caliber.
The dials, produced with the same sandwich structure, are covered in dark gray sailcloth, giving a unique textile effect contrasting with the markers and the Arabic numerals in white with green phosphorescence. On the Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta model, the chapter ring has the regatta display on the side, a must for yacht races.
The watches in this collection, all watertight to a depth of 300 m, come with a black calfskin watchband with white stitching.
Price 10’900 EUR (GMT) – 17’500 EUR (Chrono Flyback) – 23’500 EUR (Regatta)
By Sharmila Bertin