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Panerai’s tribute to Luna Rossa
New Models

Panerai’s tribute to Luna Rossa

Monday, 11 November 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Panerai presents three Luminor models dedicated to the world of sailing and its partner Luna Rossa, official challenger of the 36th America’s Cup.

The Submersible Luna Rossa – 47mm was presented as a preview at the last edition of the SIHH, Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, and it was the first physical interpretation of the partnership with Luna Rossa. Now Panerai consolidates a unique collection with three new references: the Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta – 47mm (PAM01038), the Luminor Rossa Chrono Flyback – 44mm (PAM01037), and the Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 44mm (PAM01036).

Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta 47mm (PAM01038) © Panerai
Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta 47mm (PAM01038) © Panerai

Complying with the new colour code initiated by Luna Rossa, behind their resolutely enthralling graphic appearance the new Luminor watches conceal bold constituent materials. These have been selected and validated by the Panerai Laboratorio di Idee for their recognised properties of lightness, sturdiness and resistance to stress and corrosion. These characteristics are part of the technical and functional features of the stateof- the-art composites and metals, tested in real life on yachts taking part in the America’s Cup. As the Carbotech’s layering of carbon fibres bonded and reinforced by polymers; the high-tech ceramic, an exciting alchemical composite, produced by the transmutation of zirconium oxide powder into the solid state and Grade 2 titanium, pure metal, virile. The new Luminor share these high-performance materials with the Luna Rossa AC75, and also the sail material, which in a surprising departure from its normal use has been applied as a covering to the dial. The result is a bold addition to the collection dedicated to Luna Rossa, of which Panerai is Official Sponsor and, naturally, the Official Watch.

This is why it has created models specially equipped with features designed to be used in yacht races, from the Regatta countdown to the Flyback chronograph and the GMT, which can be set to the Auckland time zone during the New Zealand regattas. On the mechanical front, the same bold level of technological innovation seen in materials is evident in the range of movements, a tangible technical achievement of the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. In them, complexity is translated into practicality, at the exclusive service of functionality.

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