Panerai reveals the next compelling chapter in the collaboration with Team Luna Rossa, a limited edition of 250 pieces – Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42mm PAM01096.
The road to winning the 36th America’s Cup begins with the Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series, scheduled between January and February 2021 in waters off Auckland, New Zealand. Panerai reinforces its role as Official Sponsor of the Luna Rossa Team with the launch of an advanced timepiece that represents artisanal Italian excellence: Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm (PAM01096).
With its rigorous technical and aesthetic specifications, the new Luminor Luna Rossa elevates the already lofty reputation of a revered collection with the addition of a novel material: ScafotechTM. The innovative and sustainable composite is made from carbon fibre residue collected from the hull and hydrofoils of the Italian team’s AC75 yacht. It has been recycled and forged into a high-tech polymer for use as the watch dial.
A material, ScafotechTM endows each watch case with a singular appearance resulting from its variegated texture. The same quality is shared with CarbotechTM, the substance that composes the bezel, an advanced formula developed within the creative incubator of the Panerai Laboratorio di Idee. lightness, along with resistance to stress and corrosion, prepares Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm for extreme conditions, no matter how extraordinary.
The deep, lasting connection between the Luna Rossa and the watch that pays tribute to it has been forged through key stylistic cues. The model recalls Luna Rossa with a dedicated inscription affixed to the dial and a personalized engraving present on the titanium caseback. Just as Team Luna Rossa is associated with the red Prada logo, the signature colour highlights both the small seconds and triangular GMT hands of the Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm.
Thanks to a balance wheel fixed by twin supports, the watch is particularly suited to precise timekeeping under the rigours the Luna Rossa will endure as the team participates in the World Series preceding the 36th America’s Cup. Calibre P.9010/GMT has been designed and developed entirely by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The self-winding movement is equipped with two barrels to store the energy required for a three-day power reserve and a rapid time adjustment system automatically connected to the date indicator.
The Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm, which is water-resistant up to 10 bar (about 100 meters deep), features a black alligator leather strap with tone-on-tone stitching and a titanium trapezoidal pin buckle. A second black rubber strap is also included, along with a tool to change the straps, a screwdriver for removing the buckle and a box wrapped in personalized Panerai and Luna Rossa sailcloth.
Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm PAM01096 Technical Specifications
Reference PAM01096 – limited edition of 250 pieces
- Hours, minutes, small seconds,
- Mechanical with automatic winding,
- Calibre P.9010/GMT,
- 13¾ lignes,
- 6.0 mm thick,
- 200 components,
- 31 jewels,
- 28,800 vibrations/hour,
- GlucydurTM balance wheel,
- IncablocTM shockproof device,
- Two barrels
- Power reserve: 3 days
- Made entirely by Panerai.
- Sandblasted titanium,
- 42 mm diameter,
- 14.4 mm thick.
- Carbotech bezel.
- Safety Lock crown protection device (protected by trademark) in sandblasted titanium.
- Screwed dodecagonal case back in sandblasted titanium with Luna Rossa logo,
- Luna Rossa AC75 monohull and engraved image of the America’s Cup trophy.
- Water resistance: 10 bar (~100 meters).
- Sandwich structure with Arabic numerals and indices in white Super-LumiNovaTM with green luminescence.
- Personalized with “Luna Rossa Challenger 36th America’s Cup”.
- Seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock.
- Black alligator leather with tone-on-tone stitching and trapezoidal ardillon buckle in titanium.
- Additional black rubber strap.