Panerai announced their partnership with Luna Rossa, the Italian team which is the first to challenge the defender of the 36th America’s Cup. Because of this partnership, Panerai will introduce a number of watches dedicated to Luna Rossa. The first one we are able to show is the PAM1039, or ‘Luna Rossa Challenger Submersible’. Let’s have a closer look.

Officine Panerai Luna Rossa Challenger Submersible

Panerai introduces to you their Luna Rossa Challenger Submersible. Not only carbon fibre (used for the hull of the AC75 ship) is being used, but also a piece of the sailcloth of the Luna Rossa AC75 boat. With a 47mm case made of Carbotech (based on carbon fibre material), you can be certain that this big watch is light-weight, strong and not sensitive to any form of corrosion. This Submersible has a water resistance of 30 bar (which equals approx. 300 meters).

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Sailing Cloth

The back of the watch is made of titanium and has the Luna Rossa logo engraved as well as America’s Cup profile. As indicated above, the dial is made of a piece of the Luna Rossa’s sailing cloth. It gives the dial this wonderful and unique texture that matches the colour of the Carbotech case nicely. On the dial, you will also find a hand to indicate an extra time zone. At 9 o’clock, there’s the running seconds’ indicator.  The hour markers and hands are filled with Super-LumiNova for readability under low-light conditions. Of course, there’s also a uni-directional diving bezel on the Panerai Luna Rossa. With a luminous dot at ’60’.
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Caliber P.9010/GMT

Inside, you will find the in-house developed caliber P.9010/GMT movement. A self-winding movement with bi-directional winding and a power reserve of 72 hours.
This movement ticks at 28,800 beats per hour and uses two barrels for the long power reserve. It features a date function as well as the aforementioned extra timezone (GMT).

The new Luna Rossa Challenger Submersible is fitted with the P.9010/GMT Manufacture movement, which is automatic with a bidirectional oscillating weight and two spring barrels, giving a power reserve of three days. As well as displaying the duration of a dive, the watch haThis movements a second timezone, a date window at 3 o’clock and a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock. It is supplied with a light, strong and waterproof black rubber strap, with a brushed titanium buckle.

No word on availability of this Panerai PAM1039 or pricing at the time of writing this. What we do know is that Panerai is going to restructure their collection a bit, to the four ‘families’ Radiomir, Luminor, Submersible and Luminor Due. Below that, there will still be certain sub-collections such as the Radiomir 1940 for example. We expect to see and know more this week in Geneva.

The Panerai PAM1039 Luna Rossa comes with a black caoutchouc strap and a trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle.

More information via Panerai online.