The America’s Cup 2020 picture looks very different after its first two events (Italy and England) were canceled due to the pandemic, but this did not prevent Panerai from continuing its collaboration with Team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, the whose inaugural home regatta was unfortunately one of the victims of cancellations. To the best replica watch pro forum Carbotech submersible variant presented at SIHH last year, the new stealthy titanium PAM1036 with DLC coating is added, a Luminor GMT model that once again adheres to the black and red stealthy colors of Luna Rossa and uses the same textured dial made with the sails of one of the Luna Rossa AC75 racing boats.
Model: Luna Rossa GMT (ref. PAM1036)
Dimensions: 44 mm.
Water resistance: 300 meters
Case material: DLC coated titanium
Glass / lens: Sapphire
Movement: Panerai P.9010 / GMT (internal automatic)
Energy reserve: 3 days
Strap / Cuff: Includes both the Panerai rubber strap and the Ponte Vecchio calfskin strap
Like last year’s submarine, the textured surface of the sailcloth of this reference, combined with the hourglass architecture that characterizes Panerai, produces a super cool aesthetic that is not only different from any Panerai to date, but also different from any other America’s Cup partnership watch I know. Personally, I have always liked the elegant and functional watches for boating that arise from the numerous partnerships in the world of watchmaking with the America’s Cup sailing teams, although I would like the America’s Cup brand – and above all the edition or the year in which the partnership is celebrated – was relegated to the background. In this particular case, the bottom of the box already has many decorations (including an engraving of an AC75 monohull sailboat) that contain all the data necessary for the association, so why must it also be on the dial?
In short, from an aesthetic point of view, I would still have much more interesting editions of Luna Rossa than the Panerai series prepared for the 35th America’s Cup. Like last year’s submarine Luna Rossa, Panerai’s 44mm titanium Panerai cases are also extremely light and comfortable , and here you have the added benefit that it is a dual time clock. By the way, let’s not forget that the internal movements of the Panerai P.9000 series have an independently adjustable hour hand, making it a perfect watch for traveling, or for sailing on a very expensive yacht between multiple time zones. Once again,
All in all, from an aesthetic point of view, I would still consider the Luna Rossa editions decidedly more interesting than the series prepared by Panerai for the 35th America’s Cup. Like last year’s submarine Luna Rossa, Panerai’s 44mm titanium cases are also extremely light and comfortable, and in this case they have the advantage of being a double time clock. By the way, let’s not forget that the internal movements of the Panerai P.9000 series have an independently adjustable hour hand, which makes it a perfect watch for traveling, or for sailing on a very expensive yacht between multiple time zones. Again, the price of the PAM1036 Luna Rossa GMT