The landscape for the 2020 America’s Cup is appearing very different after its initial two events (Italy & England) were canceled due to this pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio Tuscany Swiss from moving ahead with its partnership with the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, whose inaugural home race was sadly among the victims of the cancellations. Joining the Submersible Carbotech version unveiled at SIHH this past year is your stealthy new DLC-coated titanium PAM1036 — a Luminor GMT version that once more adheres to the stealthy black and crimson 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 strap and Ponte Vecchio calfskin strap
Price & Availability: $11,200 US
Like the Submersible from last year, the textured sailcloth surface on this reference combined with Panerai’s signature sandwich-dial architecture yields a super-cool aesthetic that’s not only different from any Panerai Luminor 1950 Pangaea Depth Gauge Titanio Replica Watch to date but also distinct from any other America’s Cup venture watch that I’m aware of. Personally, I’ve always loved the slick, function-rich nautical tool watches that emerge in the watch planet’s most partnerships with America’s Cup sailing teams, though I actually wish that the America’s Cup branding — and especially the variant or year for which the venture is being siphoned — were relegated to the caseback. In this particular case, the caseback already has plenty of cool embellishment (such as a neat engraving of an AC75 mono-hull sailboat) comprising all of the enterprise’s necessary data — why does this have to be on the dial, as well?