Orologi Panerai

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CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY ASPECTS ARE INTEGRATED IN THE SPORTY ELEGANCE OF PANERAI’S NEW CHRONOGRAPH WITH REGATTA COUNTDOWN FUNCTION, DEDICATED TO ALL WHO LOVE CLASSIC SAILING YACHTS.

The classic yachts which are such an impressive spectacle at the gatherings of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge emanate a timeless fascination, with the simplicity and elegance of their lines and the of their design. Today these remarkable yachts are classics, but when they were designed by the best naval architects of the last century they were at the forefront of technology.

The same spirit is found in the new Luminor 1950 Regatta PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic, one of the watches created by Panerai to celebrate the world of classic yachting. The new Luminor 1950 Regatta PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic has all the characteristics which have made the Luminor 1950 one of the international icons of high quality sports watchmaking, with the technical excellence of the P.9100/R movement, designed by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel to provide yacht racing enthusiasts with a watch able to measure the countdown marking the start of a race. The black dial has a distinctive design with large markers, enhanced by all the elements which display the indications of the chronograph functions.

The easily recognisable chronograph hands are central and of different colours (the seconds hand is rhodium while the minute hand is gilded), and the chronograph hour hand rotates in the counter at 3 o’clock, mirroring the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock. As well as the scale of 15 minutes for the countdown, the flange is also marked with the tachymeter scale in knots which enables the average speed of the yacht over a particular distance (one nautical mile) to be measured by the chronograph minute hand. The beige elements on the dial are complemented by the sewing of the brown strap in natural untreated leather, closed with a titanium clasp buckle and heat-stamped with the OP logo.

The Luminor 1950 case (47 mm in diameter) has the characteristic Panerai lever device which protects the winding crown, contributing to the water-resistance of the watch to a pressure of 10 bar (a depth of about 100 metres). It is made of brushed titanium – a material which combines lightness and strength – with a contrasting polished bezel, while the inscription PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE and an elegant classic yacht with its sails deployed are engraved in relief on the back.

Technical details

LUMINOR 1950 PCYC REGATTA 3 DAYS CHRONO FLYBACK AUTOMATIC TITANIO – 47mm

LUMINOR 1950 PCYC REGATTA 3 DAYS CHRONO FLYBACK

Movement: 
Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9100/R calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 9.55 mm thick, 37 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 328 components.

Functions:
Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Chronograph Flyback, Regatta Countdown, Seconds Reset

Case:
Diameter 47mm, brushed titanium

Bezel:
Polished titanium

Back:
Screw, titanium

Device: 
protecting the crown (Protected as a trademark) Brushed Titanium

Dial: 
Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Chronograph hour counter at 3 o'clock, small seconds at 9 o'clock, central chronograph seconds and minutes hands.

Crystal:
Sapphire crystal formed of corundum

Water:
Resistance 10 bar (~100 metres)

Strap:
Calf Assolutamente, Brown, Beige, 26/22 MM Standard

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

LUMINOR 1950 PCYC REGATTA 3 DAYS CHRONO FLYBACK LUMINOR 1950 PCYC REGATTA 3 DAYS CHRONO FLYBACK
Movement

P.9100/R calibre

Officine Panerai has for many years promoted the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the most important international circuit of regattas for classic and vintage yachts. It has dedicated a series of watches to it which today have become cult items among collectors. To celebrate its special link with the world of classic yachts, Officine Panerai has created the P.9100/R calibre, the first Panerai watch with a function specifically associated with the world of sailing: the Regatta countdown function for the start of the race. The P.9100/R calibre is a development of the P.9100 automatic calibre with chronograph function. With its flyback chronograph with vertical clutch and column wheel, the P.9100/R is identical in architecture and diameter (13¾ lignes) to the P.9100 but it is a little thicker (9.55mm) and it has 26 more parts (328 altogether) as a result of the greater constructional complexity resulting from the addition of the Regatta countdown function. The indication of the countdown to the start is displayed by the two central hands, and it is controlled by the push-button at four o’clock. The minute hand moves backwards by one minute each time the push-button is pressed, until it reaches the position required for the duration of the countdown. At this point it is only necessary to press on the push-button at ten o’clock to start the chronograph function. The hands begin to move, indicating the minutes and seconds which remain before the start, and when the countdown is completed, they continue to measure the time, thus displaying the time elapsed since the start of the race until the chronograph is stopped. The device which enables the minute hand to be moved backwards when the countdown function is operated is controlled, like the whole chronograph, by the column wheel. This is taller than the one in the P.9100 calibre so that it can engage the correcting lever which is mounted higher up, being located on an additional plate.