Panerai presents Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm (PAM01096), a special edition watch to celebrate its role as the Official Sponsor of the Luna Rossa Team. The Italian sailing team is a prominent contestant in the upcoming Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series, scheduled between January and February 2021 in waters off Auckland, New Zealand.
The road to winning the 36th America’s Cup begins with the Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series. The PRADA Cup will take place in Auckland – New Zealand from the 15th of January to the 24th of February 2021; the winner of the PRADA Cup will Challenge the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the Final Match of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA from the 6th of March 2021. Panerai is the “Official Timekeeper” of the upcoming Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series.
The Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm (PAM01096) brings in a new material to the iconic Luminor collection: ScafotechTM. The innovative and sustainable composite is made from carbon fiber 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.
ScafotechTM endows each watch dial 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. This material is light weight and extremely resistant to stress and corrosion.
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 color highlights both the small seconds and triangular GMT hands of the Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm.
It engine, the Caliber 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-ontone 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.
The Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm is available in a limited edition of 250 pieces.
Model: Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 MM
Mechanical with automatic winding
13¾ lignes, 6.0 mm thick
GlucydurTM balance wheel
IncablocTM shockproof device
Made entirely by Panerai
Power reserve: Three days
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, GMT
Sandblasted titanium, 42 mm diameter, 14.4 mm thick
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)
ScafotechTM, 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
Limited edition of 250 pieces
Panerai – The “Official Timekeeper” of the PRADA Cup
For the first time in its history, Panerai, will serve as “Official Timekeeper” of the PRADA Cup taking place from January 15th to February 24th 2021 in Auckland (NZ), the Challenger Selection Series for the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA. The race will establish which team will compete against the Defender, Emirates New Zealand in the America’s Cup final in March 2021.
Rooted in the 1970 decision to bring the Challenger Selection Series into being, the PRADA Cup is the final hurdle on the road to the oldest trophy in sport, the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA. The race now enters an exciting new chapter in its celebration and passion for the sea with announcement that Florentine watchmaker Panerai has been designated as Official Timekeeper of the PRADA Cup.
Beyond sharing audacious experiences and working side-by-side to discover disruptive new solutions, this unique partnership will amplify Panerai’s profile thanks to media opportunities extended to the Florentine brand through the sponsorship that made its designation as Official Timekeeper possible.
The brand will be represented on television graphics, the race committee boat and official support boats during all the PRADA Cup, the PRADA America’s Cup World Series and the PRADA Christmas Race. Along with its appointment as Official Timekeeper of the PRADA Cup, Panerai will also gain exclusive designations as Official Timekeeper of the PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland and the PRADA Christmas Race.
Challenger of Record 36 (COR 36) is the organiser of the PRADA Cup, the Challengers Selection Series of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA, as well as of the PRADA America’s World Series Auckland (17-19 December 2020) and the PRADA Christmas Race (20 December 2020).