|Quick specs Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio
Price: $ 17,900 | € 17.900 | £ 14,450
Size: 47 mm
Officine Panerai is one of the official partners of the 35th America’s Cup, a prestigious sailing race which was first held off the south coast of England in 1851. This edition takes place between the 26th of May and the 27th of June with catamarans reaching speeds of over 55 miles per hour (90 kilometers per hour). To celebrate their partnership Panerai launches five new models. This Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio is one of them. The others are:
- The Panerai Luminor 1950 Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica
- The Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 America’s Cup 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
- The Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Softbank Team Japan 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
- The Panerai Luminor Marina Oracle Team USA 8 Days Acciaio
The Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio is a special, limited edition (200) created for Oracle Team USA. It’s a massive 47-millimeter titanium time piece featuring Panerai’s caliber P.9100/R, with two barrels and a power-reserve of three days. And of course, it is inspired by the colors of Oracle Team USA: black, red, white and blue.
One of the key features is the regatta countdown mechanism. A regatta is a sports event with boats. Sailors exactly need to know when they can start the race and therefor they can use this countdown mechanism. The red pusher at 4 o’clock jumps the central red chronograph minute hand backwards in one-minute steps, until it is set to the correct countdown position. Start the chronograph by the pusher at 10 o’clock and the relative hands start to move, indicating the minutes and seconds remaining before the start. Once the countdown is finished, it starts the time elapsed from the start of the race.
The Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio features a tachymeter scale with knots
The pusher at 9 o’clock returns all the chronograph hands to zero. If it is pressed when the hands are already moving, it operates the return-to-zero function, which is the flyback function. It enables a new time interval to be started immediately without carrying out the stop and reset operations.
On the flange are the 15-minute scale of the count-down counter, with the last ten minutes marked in blue and red. And as it is a watch for sailors the tachymeter scale indicates knots. So, what’s 55 mph in knots? *
technical data Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio
Panerai P.9100/R | Automatic | Diameter: 31 mm / 13¾ lignes | Thickness: 9.55 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 37 | Parts: 328 | Two barrels | Hours, minutes, small seconds, flyback chronograph, regatta countdown | Power-reserve: 72 hours
|Case & dial:
47 mm | Brushed titanium | Sapphire crystal formed of corundum | Solid engraved case back | Black dial | Luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers | Knot scale on the rehaut | Water-resistance: 10 bar / 10 ATM / 100 meters / 330 feet
Black untreated leather with contrasting sewing in red and blue thread
|Price Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio:
$ 17,900 | € 17.900 | £ 14,450