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.
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).
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.
Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more