Come new-release season for luxury watches, and Panerai is hard-pressed to ever disappoint! Case in point: the 2021 releases by the brand at this year’s virtual edition of Watches & Wonders.
4 stunning reveals and we here at Vishawatch are still figuring which one’s captivated our imagination the most! (Spoiler alert: it’s the Luminor Chrono Luna Rossa).
3 new timepieces establish beyond doubt Panerai’s dedication to Chronography – Luminor Chrono PAM01109, PAM01218 and PAM01110 – the perfect synthesis of aesthetic expression and Italian heritage.
Slim, light and ergonomic, the Luminor Chrono are distinguished by the original placement on the left of the chronograph controls and by the blue hands devoted to that function. A “base 1000” tachymeter scale on the prominent flange allows the calculation of average speed over a predefined distance, in kilometers or miles. Another interesting aspect is the links of the bracelet that are inspired by the emblematic Panerai safety lock system.
LUMINOR CHRONO LUNA ROSSA
The watch features a deep blue sandwich dial, with sporty graphics and a tachymeter scale on the flange, designed to extend its use on land. Red and white details, Luna Rossa, enrich the dial.
Waterproof up to more 100 meters, the Luminor Chrono Luna Rossa features two bi-material bracelets with a rubber structure which ensures quality and long durability, and a technical waterproof material on the surface, a solution that makes the Luna Rossa bracelets ideal for sports activities.
Also included is a tool to allow interchangeability of the straps and a screwdriver for removing the buckle. All the materials are housed in a box encased in sailcloth and signed by Panerai and Luna Rossa.
LUMINOR MARINA eSTEEL
Luminor is arguably the jewel in the crown of Panerai and today, it reinstates its iconic status with the remarkably innovative “eSteel”. Composed of recycled-based material, eSteel represents Panerai’s commitment to reduce the need for virgin material extraction and its associated high environmental impact.
The Luminor Marina eSteel features a brushed case with a polished bezel, a rubberized crown and the lever is personalized with the eSteelTM logo. The watches are available in three dial colors: Blu Profondo, Grigio Roccia and Verde Smeraldo. Water-resistant to more than 300 meters deep, the Luminor Marina eSteelTM features a recycled textile strap that coordinates with its dial color, eSteelTM trapezoidal pin buckle, an additional strap and a storage box composed of recycled material.
An unprecedented achievement in the watchmaking industry, and a lesson for luxury brands and watchmakers alike; this watch consists of 98.6% of recycled-based material by weight, thereby making it the watch with the highest percentage of recycled- based material ever made and firmly establishing Panerai as a pioneer of environmentally responsible watch manufacturing.
Its case, sandwich dial and bridges are composed of EcoTitaniumTM, a recycled titanium alloy that is a lightweight aerospace-grade metal made of more than 80% pure recycled content. Submersible eLAB-IDTM is the rst watch to use 100% recycled SuperLuminovaTM on its dial and hands and 100% recycled silicon for its movement escapement. Both are obtained through dedicated, small-scale recycling processes that reuse raw material waste. From the sapphire crystal to the gold hands, most of the major components contain recycled- based material.
The iconic watch goes “Baby Bronzo” in 2021! A new 42 mm dial makes the all-bronze dial one of the most anticipated releases of this year’s Watches & Wonders.