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What is it: The new 44mm Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa PAM 1342 featuring a matte white dial with gray and red accents released in limited numbers of 1500-pieces
Why: To continue the Panerai and Team Luna Rossa’s partnership that began in 2017 and is well on its way to the next America’s Cup, taking place in Barcelona in 2024
When released: 25th July 9am CEST
Where: Please contact the Panerai boutique at Shop 3/84 King St, Sydney. You can also use their phone sale service in Australia by contacting 1800 271 037.
Who is it for: For those bold enough like the members of the Team Luna Rossa, winner of the Prada Cup during the most recent contest for America’s Cup.
How does it do: Those large wristed gentlemen with an affinity for sailing who would like a very legible and iconic Panerai-esque timepiece should go wild over this. It’s simple clean-cut design is understated sports luxury at its best.
I like the play of surface textures, where the buttery-smoothness of the polished case and lever whimsically contrasts with that of the brushed crown protection device. For those who like lume, there is also the presence of gray Super-LumiNova™ that glows green under dimmer lighting conditions. Frankly, that deployment of red at the 9’o clock second’s counter is a burst of visual energy, one that continues its colourful journey with the bi-material gray with a red striped strap (featuring the Luna Rossa Logo).
Just like its counterpart with the same digits but shuffled the ref. PAM 01243, the new Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa PAM 1342 features the hand-wound mechanical P.6000 calibre, designed and developed at the Panerai manufacture in Neuchate (and one that replaces the Unitas 6497 movement used previously in their models).
This 35mm x 4.5mm movement comprises 19 jewels and 110 components, beats at the low frequency of 3Hz, offers an impressive 3-day power-reserve, and features an Incabloc® anti-shock device and stop seconds functionality.
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