The landscape for its 2020 America’s Cup is looking quite different after its first two events (Italy & England) were canceled because of the pandemic, but that has not stopped Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Replica Watch from going forward with its partnership with the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, whose inaugural property race was sadly among those victims of the cancellations. Joining the Submersible Carbotech variant unveiled at SIHH last season is the brand new new DLC-coated titanium PAM1036 — a Luminor GMT version that once more adheres to the stealthy black and red Luna Rossa regalia and uses the exact same textured dial made from the sails of one of the Luna Rossa AC75 racing ships.
Model: Luna Rossa GMT (ref. PAM1036)
Water Resistance: 300 meters
Case Material: DLC-coated titanium
Movement: Panerai P.9010/GMT (in-house automatic)
Power Reserve: 3 Days
Strap/Bracelet: Includes both Panerai rubber band and Ponte Vecchio calfskin strap
Price & Availability: $11,200 USD
Much like the Submersible from this past year, the textured sailcloth surface with this reference combined with Panerai’s signature sandwich-dial architecture yields a super-cool aesthetic that is not just different from any PANERAI LUMINOR GMT REPLICA WATCH PAM 00029 so far but also distinct from another America’s Cup partnership watch that I’m aware of. Personally, I’ve always loved the slick, function-rich nautical tool watches that emerge from the watch world’s many partnerships with America’s Cup sailing teams, even though I really want that the America’s Cup branding — and notably the edition or year where the venture is being siphoned — were relegated into the caseback. In this specific case, the caseback already has lots of cool embellishment (including a neat engraving of an AC75 mono-hull sailboat) comprising all of the partnership’s necessary data — why does this need to be on the dial, as well?