Press Release: Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge – three chronographs as a new tribute to the link between Panerai and the world of sea

Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge
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The three new Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge watches arise from the legendary link between Panerai and the world of sea, which began more than a century ago when the company first supplied precision instruments to the Italian Navy. Three new chronographs with a strong sports character, technically superb and inspired by the unique beauty of classic yachts.

Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge

Panerai presents three new chronographs designed to face the most demanding challenges of the sea with style, strength and fortitude. These three new watches – in titanium, matt black ceramic and red gold – have the unmistakable Panerai design and impressive mechanical movements, created by the Laboratorio di Idee at the Manufacture in Neuchâtel to deliver reliability, toughness and precision to admirers of high-quality sports watchmaking.

Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge

The new Luminor Yachts Challenge watches are a tribute to the long association of the world of the sea and Panerai which, as a tribute to its own past, has in recent years made a remarkable contribution to preserving the culture of classic yachts, through the races of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. This tribute is made clear by the letters “PCYC” inscribed on the dial and the outline of a sailing yacht on the back. In the case of the titanium and ceramic models this image is engraved, while in the gold chronograph it seems almost to float above the movement, being reproduced on the sapphire glass porthole in the back of the watch.

Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge

All three Luminor Yachts Challenge watches have the same iconic case design with the device protecting the winding crown, and the functions and features of the P.9100 automatic manufacture movement – flyback chronograph with a power reserve of three days, seconds reset, speed calculator expressed in knots through the tachymeter scale on the flange, and rapid hour adjustment. They also have the same dial with two sub-dials (small seconds at nine o’clock and chronograph hours at 3 o’clock) and sandwich construction, so they are perfectly visible even in the dark.

Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge

The three chronographs are distinguished by the colour combinations of the dial and strap, which differ according to the case material, but all of them are blue, the colour of the sea, and several details give each individual watch a powerful, distinctive personality. The different materials used to make the Luminor cases of the three models – titanium in the PAM00764, black ceramic based on zirconium oxide in the PAM00788, and red gold in the PAM01020 – mean that clients can choose between a sportier, more technical look or a more classic, precious one. All of them are technically excellent and they are designed to be solid and tough as well as resistant to external agents and to corrosion. Their water-resistance is guaranteed to a depth of 100 metres (10 bar) for the ceramic and the titanium models, and to 50 metres (5 bar) for the model in gold.

Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge Technical Specification

LUMINOR YACHTS CHALLENGE PAM00764

Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge
PAM00764

MOVEMENT: Automatic mechanical, P.9100 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. 13 ¾ lignes, 8.15 mm thick, 37 jewels, 28.800 alternations/hour, Incabloc® anti-shock device, two barrels.

FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds, seconds reset, flyback chronograph, knots scale for calculation of average boat speed.

CASE: Diameter 44 mm, brushed titanium. Bezel in polished titanium. Back in titanium with a special engraving. Device protecting the crown (protected as a trademark) in brushed titanium.

DIAL: black with white luminous Arabic numerals and indexes. Chronograph hour counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds and minutes hands, knot scale on the rehaut.

POWER RESERVE: 72H.

WATER-RESISTANCE: 10 bar (~ 100 metres).

STRAP: black rubber strap and trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle.

LUMINOR YACHTS CHALLENGE PAM00788

Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge
PAM00788

MOVEMENT: Automatic mechanical, P.9100 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. 13 ¾ lignes, 8.15 mm thick, 37 jewels, 28.800 alternations/hour, Incabloc® anti-shock device, two barrels.

FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds, seconds reset, flyback chronograph, knots scale for calculation of average boat speed.

CASE: Diameter 44 mm, black ceramic. Back in titanium with DLC coating and special engraving. Device protecting the crown (protected as a trademark) in black ceramic.

DIAL: black with white luminous Arabic numerals and indexes. Chronograph hour counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds and minutes hands, knot scale on the rehaut.

POWER RESERVE: 72H.

WATER-RESISTANCE: 10 bar (~ 100 metres).

STRAP: black rubber strap and trapezoidal titanium buckle with DLC coating.

LUMINOR YACHTS CHALLENGE PAM01020

Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge
PAM01020

MOVEMENT: Automatic mechanical, P.9100 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. 13 ¾ lignes, 8.15 mm thick, 37 jewels, 28.800 alternations/hour, Incabloc® anti-shock device, two barrels.

FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds, seconds reset, flyback chronograph, knots scale for calculation of average boat speed.

CASE: Diameter 44 mm, brushed red gold. Bezel in polished red gold. See-through sapphire crystal with special metallization. Device protecting the crown (protected as a trademark) in brushed red gold.

DIAL: blue dial with satiné soleil finish and white luminous Arabic numerals and indexes. Chronograph hour counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds and minutes hands, knot scale on the rehaut.

POWER RESERVE: 72H.

WATER-RESISTANCE: 5 bar (~ 50 metres).

STRAP: blue alligator strap with beige stitching. Trapezoidal buckle in brushed red gold.

For more information, please visit the Panerai Watches Website.

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