While the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge heralds the grandes dames of the seas, it also calls upon the watchmaking mastery of the brand to create watches befitting the occasion.
Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge is back!
This event has long been acknowledged as the leading international circuit for classic and vintage sailing yachts. Celebrating its 13th outing in 2017, the circuit spans 10 of the world’s most fascinating and maritime tradition-rich regattas on a calendar that has become a reference point for lovers of the stunning beauty, glorious history and absolute uniqueness of all classic craft.
As per tradition, the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge rounds in France (Antibes, Cannes), Italy (Argentario) and Spain (Mahon on the island of Minorca) comprise the Mediterranean Circuit. The yachts participating in each of the events on the Circuit build up points which go towards winning the overall Trophy.
Tradition also calls for new watches to commemorate the occasion! So, here they are:
Luminor 1950 PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic watches (PAM00653 and PAM00654)
The two new Luminor 1950 PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic watches (PAM00653 and PAM00654) clearly reveal their association with the world of classic yachting. Perhaps the most fascinating detail is the engraving of an elegant classic yacht on the back, beneath the inscription PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE.
A strong and powerful sporting identity is primarily demonstrated by the chronograph flyback function of the Manufacture P.9100 automatic calibre: the push-piece at 8 o’clock instantly zeroes the chronograph hands and immediately restarts them, without it first being necessary to stop them and return them to zero by pressing on the stop. They show a masterly combination of technology, design and fascinating little details, which make all the difference!
The new Luminor 1950 Regatta PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic
This one has all the characteristics which have made the Luminor 1950 one of the international icons of high quality sports watchmaking. It all begins with the technical excellence of the P.9100/R movement, designed by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel to provide yacht racing enthusiasts with a watch able to measure the countdown marking the start of a race. The black dial has a distinctive design with large markers, enhanced by all the elements which display the indications of the chronograph functions.
The Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge honours the brand’s historic links to the sea…and so do these beautiful watches!