Panerai has launched 2019 on a high note, presenting multiple striking novelties – all of which belonged to the newly defined Submersible collection. As such, the theme of 2019 for Panerai has been the restructuring of its main collections, a strategic move that separated Submersible from the Luminor family of watches and rendered it Panerai’s singular, high-tech, professional range of divers’ watches. The Submersible Luna Rossa is a notable piece among 2019’s novelties for its bold design and creative use of novel materials.
Luna Rossa is a sailing team that is led by Massimiliano “Max” Sirena, an expert sailor who shall lead his team for victory as the Challenger of Record to the 36th America’s Cup.
Better still, the Submersible Luna Rossa reference PAM01039 will be there, taking a primary role in the action, on the wrist of every Luna Rossa Sailing Team member.
A big part of the inimitable appeal of Panerai watches comes from their direct involvement in long-gone, as well as currently unfolding events of unmatched tension, excitement or historical significance.
The PAM01039 comes in a 47-millimeter-wide Carbotech case, lending it an uneven,matte, high-tech appearance, along with a pattern that is unique to each individual piece – never the same. The bezel is crafted from the same, featherweight, yet incredibly strong material, with a C-shaped pattern to it that adds a bold, asymmetrical look, further highlighting the purpose-built nature of this piece. The case and iconic Panerai crown guard display a different pattern, although they are also Carbotech – a woodgrain-like look is paired with a smooth and highly durable surface.
The centerpiece of the PAM01039, though, is its dial, crafted from actual sail canvas gathered from the Luna Rossa team.
This specially prepared and conserved component adds another unique element to the overall, hugely appealing package that is the Luna Rossa.
The trademark luminescence of a true Panerai dive watch is of course fully present in the PAM01039: all markers and hands light up in the dark in vivid green, with the exception of the minute hand and the so-called pip of the 0-marker of the bezel: these two components emit blue light, to make for their easier distinction and more convenient reading in high-intensity situations… Such as when racing for glory – on an ultra-high-performance sailing yacht or anywhere else!
A neat additional feature of the Panerai Submersible Luna Rossa Carbotech PAM01039 is its GMT indication: an additional complication that comes handy not in the aforementioned heated situations, but much more so in the modern traveler’s everyday life. It renders keeping track of one’s local time and a home- or reference time zone easy and convenient.
Last but not least, this Submersible in Carbotech offers a 30 bar water resistance rating that is equivalent to a depth of 300 meters – plenty to offer absolute peace of mind.
A bold watch designed for a bold project – championing the famed America’s Cup, but not only that: one of the most wearable, versatile and functional Submersible watches to have been more recently released.
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