As Official Partner of the 35th America’s Cup, the most celebrated and prestigious sailing race in the world, Officine Panerai presents five special edition watches…
The America’s Cup was first held off the south coast of England in 1851. The race has borne witness to some of the most thrilling challenges in the history of sailing, including one of the greatest comebacks in the history of sport in the last edition, when ORACLE TEAM USA won eight consecutive races to win the Cup for the second time.
The 2017 America’s Cup, to be hosted in Bermuda, is sure to be an exceptional contest. Panerai has an exceptional presentation for the 35th America’s Cup, for American fans of ORACLE TEAM USA and for SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN, the first challenger from Asia in 15 years.
These are five Special Edition watches produced in limited numbers. HOT dives deeper….
35th America’s Cup
Luminor Marina 1950 America’s Cup 3 Days Automatic
This is a special edition of 300 units. It is a creation of great simplicity, minimalist in design and fundamental in function, with characteristics which make it a perfect watch for use at sea. The black strap is made of natural untreated leather, is personalised to express the spirit of the America’s Cup- it has the logo of the competition heat- embossed on both sides and it is finished with double sewing in contrasting blue and red threads.
Luminor 1950 ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic
It pays tribute to the legend of a team of professionals who have contributed so much to the history of sailing. Made from a special synthetic ceramic obtained from zirconium oxide, the case of the Luminor 1950 is light and strong, with a uniform matt black appearance and the look of a sports watch. It is a chronograph with the flyback function, which enables the moving chronograph hands to be zeroed and instantly restarted by a single pressure, without needing first to stop it moving and returning it to zero. It is a Special Edition of only 200 units.
Luminor 1950 Regatta ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio
This is an automatic chronograph with a power reserve of three days, fitted with the Regatta countdown mechanism, reflecting the excellence of the technical innovation within the P.9100/R automatic chronograph calibre. The solid back is engraved in relief with the logo ORACLE TEAM USA, the inscription 35TH AMERICA’S CUP and a drawing of the defending team’s legendary trimaran.
Luminor Marina ORACLE TEAM USA 8 Days
This is one of the models which best expresses the Panerai design, a minimalist appearance which reflects the highly functional quality of every detail and which is evident in the clarity of its display as well as in its solidity and reliability, giving great character to this Special Edition of only 200 units.
Luminor Marina 1950 SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN 3 Days Automatic
The Official Watch of SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN combines in a masterly way the most iconic elements of the Panerai aesthetic with details paying tribute to the team led by the internationally famous Skipper Dean Barker. Only 150 units of this watch will be made. The black leather strap also pays tribute to the SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN, as well as having the logo of the America’s Cup heat-embossed on both sides, it has contrasting stitching in red and white, the colours of the Japanese flag.
These watches, created for the 35th America’s Cup are notable for their Swiss mechanics, Italian design and avant-garde technology, true to the unmistakable Panerai identity but enhanced by fascinating elements created for this legendary occasion!