Italian luxury watchmaker Panerai’s partnership with Luna Rossa as the official sponsor of the Italian sailing team at the 37th America’s Cup is celebrated with a 24-hour special-edition exclusive on Panerai’s e-commerce site. Just 37 pieces are available for 24 hours on 30 November to mark the prestigious sailing competition’s latest staging.
The watch, called Luminor Luna Rossa Carbotech, has a 44mm Carbotech case, and features a blue sun-brushed dial with a grey small seconds counter and red small seconds hand, echoing the official colour codes of Luna Rossa. Panerai is a specialist is creating new horological materials and has patented Carbotech, the structure of which is designed to enhance the aesthetics and performance of the material, where thin sheets of carbon fibre are compressed at a controlled temperature under high pressure with a high-end polymer to bind the composite, making it stronger and more durable. It’s powered by the automatic P.9010 calibre with a three-day power reserve.
Panerai is all about instruments for aquatic adventures and this new limited edition is no exception. Pushing boundaries, exceeding limits, experiencing the joy and pumping adrenaline of overcoming challenges – all in the open sea – are just some of the passions of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, and are also seen as the embodiment of Panerai’s values. The watchmaker continues its pursuit of crafting precise tools through new materials and cutting-edge technology, sharing its ambition to excel with the sailing team’s dedication, courage and navigational expertise.