Panerai Marina 1950 America’s Cup 3 Days Automatic
The official watch of the 35th America’s Cup, the Panerai Marina 1950 America’s Cup 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (PAM00727) is a special edition watch with only 300 units being released by the watchmaker. This model has the words ‘America’s Cup’ inscribed in light blue just above 6 o’clock and below the brand name. It also features a red seconds hand on the sub-dial at 9 o’clock. The black leather strap has the competition’s logo heat-embossed on both sides with stitching in blue and red.
The brushed steel 44 mm case is fitted with a P.9010 automatic mechanical movement executed by Panerai in their manufacture in Neuchâtel. It features central hour and minute hands, a seconds sub-dial and a date function visible through an aperture at 3 o’clock. The movement is 6 mm thick and consists of 200 components oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The hour hand can be adjusted without interfering with the minute hand, something that allows the wearer to synchronize the time effortlessly.
Case Back of Panerai America’s Cup Special Edition
The case back features the logo in relief on the brushed 316L stainless steel as seen above. The iconic crown protecting device that is characteristic of Panerai models is also visible. This uncomplicated watch benefits from the classic nautical design that the watchmaker is known for while commemorating the special edition with additional details. For more information on this and all of the model configurations introduced by Panerai at SIHH 2017, visit their official website at panerai.com.
As a presenter at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2017, Panerai is among the watchmakers introducing their new 2017 models this week. A formidable new model just introduced by Panerai, the LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3-Days (PAM00700) features the largest concentration of innovations the watchmaker has ever offered on one timepiece. Operating without liquid lubrication, the watchmaker guarantees this watch for 50 years thanks to the materials used to power it.
The large 49 mm case is made of Carbotech, created by compressing sheets of carbon fiber together with a special polymer. The result is a lightweight case that is hypo-allergenic and resistant to corrosion with a dark and textured finish. The dial is made from Carbon Nanotubes that are meant to absorb light, creating a perfect environment for the luminescent markers to shine brightly in contrast. This highly legible display features Arabic numerals at 12, 3 and 6 o’clock with baton hour markers and a seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock.
Case Back of Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3-Days (PAM00700)
The clear case back shows the power reserve and many of the technical innovations that set this timepiece apart from other Panerai models. Powered by a P.3001/C manually-wound mechanical movement manufactured by Oficine Panerai, it features 4 jewels and components that reduce the friction between parts. The escapement is made of silicon with a special Diamond-Like Carbon coating on the wheel. The shock protection system is made from a composite material that integrates Tantalum-based ceramic.
Aside from its futuristic aesthetic with black carbon and blue luminescence, the PAM00700 offers a combination of mechanical watchmaking innovations that guarantees years and years of operating without the need to lubricate its parts. This is the true innovation of this wristwatch model, allowing owners to enjoy it without worrying about servicing and maintenance. For more information on this and other new Panerai models, visit panerai.com.
The timepieces from Panerai’s Luminor Due series combine the characteristic design features that watch collectors love with a low profile case that houses the thinnest automatic movement manufactured at Officine Panerai in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The P.4000 calibre allowed Panerai to reduce the size of the case by about 40% without losing any of the precision and functionality that their timepieces are known for.
The case of the Luminor Due shown in the photo (PAM00674) measures 45 mm in diameter and is made from AISI 316L polished steel. The sun-brushed black sandwich dial features Arabic numerals at 3,6,9 and 12 o’clock and a seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock. It has a power reserve of 72 hours and a depth rating of 30 meters. With no additional complications, this model offers a symmetrical dial that displays the time legibly and stylishly. The black leather strap it comes with adds to the sleek sophistication of the PAM 674.
This Panerai model combines two watchmaking trends of recent years: the thin case and the case with a large diameter. What results is a modern timepiece with classic sensibilities. One of the advantages of a thin case is that it allows the watch to slip under the cuff of a suit, allowing one to wear the large watch in formal settings without calling too much attention to it. While Panerai is known for their sports watches, the Luminor Due collection offers their take on a classic dress watch.
The depth rating indicates that this watch is designed to be worn above the surface, but it still carries the nautical tradition that Panerai has forged over years of creating watches for the Italian Navy. The Luminor Due collection also offers a 42 mm version for those with a desire for a more sensibly sized wristwatch. For more information on this collection and everything else Panerai, visit their official website at panerai.com.
When it comes to creating the ultimate rubber strap for Panerai, it is important that the quality of materials and the manufacturing process match the luxury of the timepiece it is designed to fit. The Swiss made vulcanized rubber straps in the Rubber B e-Boutique go through rigorous quality control measures to assure our clients that they fit to perfection.
We use a process called ‘blocked integration’ engineering to micro-callibrate each strap to fit the watch case flawlessly. With no gaps or movement between the strap and the case, the resulting rubber strap configuration is comfortable and secure on the wrist. The strap comes with a 316L stainless steel buckle that can be replaced with the original Panerai buckle.
We offer a variety of colors and styles for Panerai that have been chosen to maintain the luxury aesthetic of the iconic dive watch. The Devil Red strap shown above offers a bold alternative for those who appreciate a powerful color combination. We also offer Jet Black and Arctic white versions for those who have a more classic aesthetic.
Located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the Officine Panerai manufacture opened its doors in 2002. This move coincided with the development of their first in-house movement, the P.2002. This movement was a tribute to the 8-day power reserve the Florentine brand innovated in the 1940s.
Interior Shot of Officine Panerai Manufacture (photo: Panerai)
Since opening its doors, Officine Panerai has manufactured several manual and self-winding movements in-house, including the P.9000 automatic caliber and P.9100/R with a regatta timer complication. They also conduct research and development in this facility in addition to manufacturing their movements. This helps them find new materials and designs that will aid in future innovations for the watchmaker.
A Watchmaker in the Officine Panerai Manufacture (photo: Panerai)
As a Richemont company, Panerai is committed to acting as a responsible corporate citizen with high standards of conduct and integrity. Their code of ethics extends not only to employees and suppliers, but to the environment and community as a whole. For more information on the manufacture, including video tours of Officine Panerai and its watchmaking process, visit panerai.com.