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.
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.
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 and sandwich construction, so they are perfectly visible even in the dark. Their water-resistance is guaranteed to a depth of 100 metres for the ceramic and the titanium models, and to 50 metres for the model in gold. 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.