panerai submersible luna rossa pairs timepiece design with sailing
 

panerai submersible luna rossa pairs timepiece design with sailing

at the SIHH 2019 in geneva, a partnership of excelling performance and dedication was declared. panerai’s ‘submersible luna rossa’ timepiece announced the brand as the official sponsor of the luna rossa sailing boat, the challenger of the 36th edition of the america’s cup – the oldest sports competition in the modern era. the special edition watch will be worn by the sailing team headed by massimiliano ‘max’ sirena.


its strong personality reflects the athletes and sport that it is tailored for
all images courtesy of panerai

 

 

made up of 199 components, the panerai ‘submersible luna rossa’ watch is defined by its 47mm diameter case that is colored in a dark gray sail with luminous hour markers and dots. the dial literally conceals pieces of the sails that will be used for the boat. on the rear, the luna rossa logo and america’s cup profile is engraved on the titanium rear in order to commemorate the special collaboration. finally, the design is complete with a variety of choices for the strap and buckle.


the watch design is constructed from a high-performing carbon fiber composite material
image © designboom

 

 

the case itself is made from carbotech, a composite material manufactured from thin sheets of carbon fiber that are compressed under temperature together with a polymer. the result is a strong, more durable material that is ideal for performance as well as aesthetics. it is also water resistant to a diving standard – 300 meters – and uses a unidirectional rotating bezel to measure the duration of the expedition.


the special edition watch was on show at the SIHH 2019
image © designboom

 


a model of the luna rossa boat which is set to compete in 36th edition of the america’s cup
image © designboom

 

 

project info:

 

name: submersible luna rossa

manufacturer: panerai

collaborator: luna rossa

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