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The New Panerai Is an Ode to The America’s Cup

March 29, 2020 Sponsored By

Known for its 150 year-long tradition of innovation, precision and reliability in watchmaking, Panerai is dedicated to nautical timepieces — a dedication that is exemplified in its Luna Rossa Collection. Panerai crafted a series of four watches to celebrate the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, Challenger of the 36th America’s Cup. Panerai is the official sponsor of the team, and as such, created a collection of watches for them: the 47mm Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta, the 44mm Luminor Luna Rossa Chrono Flyback and the 44mm Luminor Luna Rossa GMT (there’s a 47mm Submersible Luna Rossa that is part of the collection as well). We took a look at the special edition Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta specifically, as it shows off Panerai’s amazing attention to detail.

1. Inspired by Luna Rossa’s Swiftness: The Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta takes design cues from the Luna Rossa team’s revolutionary full-foil monohull AC75 racing boat. It makes use of the same colors, and also features some of the same lightweight materials found on the AC75 — like the sail cloth you will find on the dial.

2. Specially Designed for Yacht Racing: This special edition Panerai is outfitted with a Regatta countdown and a flyback chronograph needed for yacht racing. It also features a GMT which can be set to the Auckland time zone during New Zealand regattas.

3. Specialized Titanium Caseback: The caseback of the Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta is made from titanium for incredible strength and lightness, and comes engraved with both the Luna Rossa logo and The America’s Cup profile.


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