SIHH x Panerai
Luna Rossa Challenger Submersible
At last week’s SIHH in Geneva, Panerai announced a new partnership with Luna Rossa; the official challenging team of record for the next running of the America’s Cup. The partnership sees the Italian watch brand release a special range of Luna Rossa watches designed with sailing technology in mind. The Luna Rossa Challenger Submersible is a 47mm diving watch built from a light yet resilient Carbotech material, a nod to the carbon fiber that features on the Luna Rossa’s AC75 ship. The grey sailcloth style dial adds another nautical touch; it’s worth noting that the sailcloth is from the actual Luna Rossa sails. The timepiece has a three-day power reserve and a GMT function, so it has some use for the everyday man.
Panerai have previously released “BMG-TECH” editions which combines a mix on titanium, nickel, aluminium, zirconium and copper in the case. The high-tech alloy combination is incredibly strong and offers improved protection against shock, magnetism and even corrosion. The new model has fitted a BMG-TECH case with a bezel made of Carbotech for a contemporary take on the classic Submersible look. The new line shows Panerai is able to bring a modern and varied look to a vintage collection that will further the brand in to the new age.
Submersible Mike Horn Edition
Longtime brand ambassador and accomplished world explorer Mike Horn teams up with Panerai to offer a two-edition watch. The new Submersible Mike Horn Edition 47mm offers a unique take on the classic Submersible aesthetic and is very limited in production as the watch includes access to an Arctic expedition with Mike Horn himself.
The two models are mostly similar aside from the different luminous material used on the dial; the standard model is the PAM00984 with blue colour and is limited to 19 models. While the PAM00985 will come in at double the price and offers the option to join Mike Horn in the arctic. Colours aside the watches have identical 47mm cases made from Panerai’s eco-titanium, titanium relief bezels, 300m water resistance and Panerai’s in-house 3-day P.9010 automatic movement. The watch is mounted to a strap of recycled material which adds a sporty and modern edge.
Submersible Chrono Guillaume Nery Edition
In the same vain of the limited edition Mike Horn timepieces, Panerai have teamed up with their French freediving ambassador Guillaume Nery. Both 47mm watches are made from titanium and uses a variety of greens and blues to evoke the feel of the sea. Like the Mike Horn experience, Guillaume’s watches offer the option of joining him on a free-diving experience in Moorea, French Polynesia.
Until the new collections are released, browse our selection of Panerai’s here