Expanding on its iconic Luminor and Luminor Due series, Panerai has just debuted its new Luna Rossa summer timepiece collection. As the Maison also serves as the Italian Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team’s official sponsor, the five-piece collection sought inspiration from the yachting world, while also evoking its values and majestic design codes.
The new summer collection comprises two Panerai Luminor Quaranta models, two Luminor Due references, and a Luminor Chrono time-teller. The Quaranta comes in a steel DLC built PAM01408, and the PAM01404 BiTempo, both boast 40mm case sizes, sunray brushed blue dials, three-day power reserves, and dark-blue bi-material straps.
Similarly, the Panerai Luminor Due Luna Rossa models also provide a power reserve of up to three days as it runs on Panerai’s in-house P.900 automatic caliber. Both are attired in a polished steel case and are paired with a smooth white dial. The PAM01378 comes in a 38mm case size and is accompanied by a white Saffiano calf leather strap. Meanwhile, the PAM01381’s polished steel case measures 42mm in diameter and features a bi-material gray strap that’s composed of rubber and textile.
As for the Luminor Chrono PAM01519 timepiece, it’s geared with a 42-hour power reserve that’s operated by the P.2000 caliber. Framing its deep blue sunray dial is a 44mm Carbotech case with matching bezel. In addition, a hollowed chronograph minutes counter, as well as a small seconds counter are implemented onto the watch face. Completing the piece is a dark blue rubber and textile strap, emblazoned with the iconic Luna Rossa red stripe and logo.
Speaking on this launch, Panerai’s CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué elaborates, “Our collaboration with the Panerai Luminor Due Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team represents the perfect union of two brands that share the same spirit of innovation, passion for excellence, and love for the sea. Through our common values, we aim to inspire and empower contemporary navigators, pushing boundaries and exceeding limits in pursuit of their dreams.”