Following Panerai’s first successful partnership with America’s cup team Luna Rossa, which led to the Luna Rossa Submersible, the Italian watchmaker continued its partnership with the 36th America’s cup challenger with three new models.
The three new replica watches retain the same basic aesthetics as the first generation — most notably the dial, which USES the real Luna Rossa — but they are unique to each other and employ a large number of different materials and complex parts.
The Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta 47mm is the biggest of the trio, and the substantial case, which measures 19.94mm thick, is resplendent with Panerai’s Carbotech case construction, which involves layering carbon fibre and then bonding the structure with polymers. The net result of this complex case material is that, although the dimensions of the Luna Rosa Regatta are among the biggest of any rolex replica watch on sale today, the timepiece itself is comparatively quite light.
What’s more, the highly spec’d movement hosts a number of practical functions aimed at aiding the members of Team Luna Rossa on their storied endeavor to break the America’s Cup record. As a result, in addition to hours, minutes and small seconds, the Luna Rossa Regatta also features a regatta countdown, flyback chronograph and a zero reset seconds.
The Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Chrono Flyback 44mm distinguishes itself from its larger brethren by being finished in a black micro sandblasted ceramic case that measures 18.40mm thick. The apparent benefits of ceramics are twofold, as the material not only provides unmatched scratch resistance, but is significantly lighter than steel.
Last but certainly not least, the Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 44mm is hewn from hard-wearing and lightweight titanium, which is then given a Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating to achieve its black aesthetic. The Luna Rossa GMT’s case measures 15.65mm thick, making it the slimmest watch of the trio.
Apart from the distinctive sailcloth dial, all three of the fake watches feature a 12-sided screw-back case that is DLC coated and features an engraved motif of the Luna Rossa logo, the Luna Rossa AC75 monohull and a sketch of the America’s Cup.
The trio is fitted with a “Ponte Vecchio” black calf leather strap with contrasting white stitching, and all leather straps are equipped with trapezoidal wiredrawing titanium buckles and buckles treated with black DLC coating.