The Panerai has been partners with Team Luna Rossa, the winner of the Prada Cup during the most recent contest for America’s Cup since 2017. For the upcoming 2024 America’s Cup in Barcelona, and a renewal of their partnership, Panerai debuts a new look for the Luminor Luna Rossa.
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New: Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa
Retail price for the new Luna Rossa PAM01342 is SGD 8,400 inclusive of GST. Limited Edition of 1,500 pieces.
This novelty is an addition to the existing Luminor 44mm line with a colour update to the Luna Rossa series. The collection is rather large, and a quick look at the Panerai catalog lists 9 watches in the lineup. This novelty is now the entry level to the Luna Rossa lineup.
The palate is now a rather bold white dial with Luna Rossa logo in a single line above 6 o’clock and accented with a red subsidiary seconds hand. The strap is now in grey, with the flash of red on a stripe with the Luna Rossa logo. The Luminor Luna Rossa includes two straps: a gray bi-material option with a red stripe that features the team’s logo, and a second in black rubber, along with a pin buckle in steel.
The overall look is more classic than the 44mm Luminor Chrono Luna Rossa released in 2021 (SGD 13,550) which sported a blue colour theme. Admittedly both look very nice and considerably more classical than the 44mm Titanium DLC Luna Rossa GMT PAM01036 (SGD 16,050) model or the smaller 42mm Carbotech Luna Rossa GMT PAM01096 (SGD 15,900). By our aesthertic rekoning, the GMT models are a bit more edgy and modern.
The movement remains the P.600 caliber which Panerai claims is in-house, but which most sources say is manufactured by Val-Fleurier, a company owned by Panerai’s parent – Richemont. The movement is made to replace the Unitas 6497 movement used in the entry-level models. The calibre is 15½ lignes in diameter and beats at 21,600 bph.
Forged by decades of devising instruments for adventurers, especially those who test their mettle against the sea, the Panerai manufacture has a well-earned reputation for delivering watches that exhibit technical reliability under extreme conditions on Earth and beyond. Team Luna Rossa, winner of the Prada Cup during the most recent contest for America’s Cup, is among the top sailing clubs the world over. With a shared affinity for the marine world and proud Italian heritage, Panerai and Team Luna Rossa have been partners since 2017, with Panerai lending support to the team and taking inspiration from Luna Rossa sailing technology to create watches that exemplify the sporty spirit of the yachting universe. To coincide with the beginning of the race for the next America’s Cup, taking place in Barcelona in 2024, and the renewal of their partnership, the Luminor Luna Rossa debuts a new look.
Produced in a special edition of 1,500 pieces, the Luminor Luna Rossa exhibits a bracingly fresh character, offering a modern interpretation of nautical style; an unexpected palette of white, gray and red is the foundation for the versatile and understated watch. Its 44mm steel case features a polished finish that matches with the polished lever, contrasting with the brushed crown protection device, while gray Super- LumiNovaTM that glows green and a red small seconds hand punctuates the matte white dial personalized with Luna Rossa logo.
The P.6000 caliber powers the Luminor Luna Rossa and the hand-wound watch features a three-day power reserve. The caliber also has the device that stops the balance when the winding crown is pulled out for greater accuracy when adjusting the time.
Water-resistant to 10 bar (~100 meters), the Luminor Luna Rossa includes two straps: a gray bi-material option with a red stripe that features the team’s logo, and a second in black rubber, along with a pin buckle in steel.
Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Specifications
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, P.6000 calibre,
151⁄2 lignes, 4.5mm thick, 19 jewels, 21,600 alternations/hour. IncablocTM anti-shock device. One barrel. 110 components
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds
Power Reserve: Three days
Case: 44mm polished steel, brushed steel caseback. Safety Lock crown protection device in brushed steel. Sapphire crystal formed of corondum
Dial: White with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Strap: Bi-material gray with a red stripe featuring the Luna Rossa Logo, steel buckle
Water-Resistance: 10 bar (~100 meters)