Panerai has unveiled its new watch for wearing at sea, the Luminor Regatta Transat Classique.
Just 150 have been made available to honour Panerai’s 2019 international regatta for classic yachts. It is sold only at Panerai boutiques including Panerai’s London showroom for £15,300.
The watch, which comes with a blue dial and rubber strap, features a solid brushed titanium case and polished bezel.
Powered by the P.9100/R automatic chronograph calibre, the watch also features a race countdown function which incorporates a push piece at 4 o’clock to stop the orange chronograph minute hand at the desired moment.
Other features include water resistance to around 100 metres and a device which can zero the seconds in a bid to achieve perfect synchronisation.
As part of the regatta, the Panerai Transat Classique 2019, a fleet of classic yachts will set sail from Lanzarote to their destination in the Caribbean Sea.
The crews will face 3,000 nautical miles on route, a number which is engraved on the back of the watch together with the logo of the race, and try to a battle against the power of nature to come out on top.
Also taking part in the race will be Panerai’s 1936 Bermudan ketch, Eilean, tackling the 38th transatlantic crossing of her career.