Panerai Luminor 1950 Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica – 44mm
Oracle Team USA is represented by three new timepieces. The Panerai Luminor 1950 Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica – 44mm is one of two pieces equipped with a flyback chronograph function. It has a 44-mm case made of matte black ceramic and water-resistant to 100 meters. The caseback, which is made of titanium, is embossed with the logo of Oracle Team USA and the inscription “35th America’s Cup.” The movement, manufacture Caliber P.9100, equips the watch with a column-wheel chronograph that is stopped and started by the pusher at 10 o’clock, while the flyback function can be engaged by the pusher at 8 o’clock. The America’s Cup colors are evident in the red and blue chronograph seconds hands, the red chronograph hour hand, and the blue small seconds hand. A tachymeter scale, which can be used to time the speed of a vessel in knots, is also red. Red stitching (with a smattering of blue) appears on the black leather strap, along with the heat-embossed Cup logo. Limited to 200 pieces, the watch is priced at $15,300.
Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio – 47mm
The only one of the new watches with a yachting-inspired regatta countdown function is the Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio – 47mm. The large, 47-mm case is made of brushed titanium and powered by Panerai’s Caliber P.9100/R, essentially the same automatic flyback chrono movement used for the previous watch but here with an added module for the countdown function, operated by the red pusher at 4:00. The 10 o’clock pusher starts and stops the chronograph, and the pusher at 9 o’clock returns both chronograph hands to zero. Like all the Oracle Team USA editions, it has a solid caseback with a relief engraving of the team’s logo and an illustration of its trimaran boat. The movement, in addition to driving the timekeeping functions, chronograph, and countdown timer, stores a power reserve of three days. Tagged with the reference PAM00726, the watch is limited to 200 pieces at $17,900.
Panerai Luminor Marina Oracle Team USA 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm
Rounding out the Oracle Team USA trilogy, the Panerai Luminor Marina Oracle Team USA 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm boasts eight days of power reserve, equipped with Panerai’s manual-winding P.5000 caliber and limited to just 200 pieces. The 44-mm stainless steel case is water-resistant to 300 meters and features the patented crown protector. The matte black “sandwich” dial hosts a blue seconds hand on the subdial at 9 o’clock. The black leather strap has the red-and-blue stitching and heat-embossed logo of the America’s Cup, and the caseback is engraved with a rendering of the team’s yacht. The watch (Ref. PAM00724) carries a retail price of $7,100.
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Softbank Team Japan 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm
Finally, the Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Softbank Team Japan 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm (Ref. PAM00732, $8,100) has the same attributes as the America’s Cup watch (44-mm stainless steel case, automatic P.9010 movement with three-day power reserve, heat-embossed black leather strap) but with a solid caseback adorned with the Softbank Team Japan logo and a rendering of the team’s yacht. The stitching on the strap is white and red, reminiscent of the Japanese flag. The small seconds hand is also in red. The rarest of the new Panerai America’s Cup watches, it is limited to just 150 pieces worldwide.