You heard that right!! Out of all the Submersible watches released this year, the new Panerai Luna Rossa Challenger Submersible 47mm PAM01039 is by far the hottest. This new timepiece celebrates Panerai’s role as the official sponsor of the Luna Rossa, the Challenger of Record of the 36th Edition of the America’s Cup.
The 47mm case is constructed in Carbotech, a material derived from Carbon fibre and directly inspired by the hull of Luna Rossa’s AC75 yacht. According to Panerai, Carbotech is both lighter and stronger than ceramic or titanium. It is a bonded carbon material where sheets of carbon fibre are placed on top of one another and bound to form one solid material. As each layer is compressed in a non-uniform pattern, no two cases will ever be the same. The material is both lighter and stronger than ceramic or titanium and is hypoallergenic. Enhancing its strong personality is the unidirectional rotating bezel for calculating the duration of a dive. On the titanium back of the watch is an engraved Luna Rossa logo and the America’s Cup profile.
The dark grey sail cloth dial with abstract textures is made using bits from actual sails used on the Luna Rossa. It adds so much character to the watch and we’re pretty sure Paneristi’s are gonna love this. Also placed around the dial are white luminous hour markers paired with red accents (RED for Luna Rossa). There is a small seconds dial at 9 o clock and a date window at 3 o clock. You also have a red tipped GMT hand.
Fitted with a P.0910/GMT Manufacture movement, the watch delivers a power reserve of 72 hours. It is presented on a black rubber strap with brushed titanium buckle.
PRICE: EUR 21,000