The 2017 America’s Cup, to be hosted in Bermuda, is sure to be an exceptional contest involving extreme athleticism, courage, passion and skills, as well as the most advanced technology in the sport. The new America’s Cup Class foiling catamarans are expected to reach speeds over 90 km/h, raising the bar on extreme performance.
It is no surprise that the oldest international sports competition in the modern world is also one of the most innovative from the point of view of technology: history shows that planning for the future demands deep roots and solid foundations. The partnership between Panerai and the America’s Cup is an example of this shared awareness, of this perfect balance between the past and the future.
|Panerai Luminor 1950 Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica – 44mm|
Avant-garde technology using materials of exceptional performance, with advanced functionality yet intuitive and simple to operate, and with a legendary past: the three new Special Editions created by Panerai for ORACLE TEAM USA have much in common with the team which is the Defender in the 35th America’s Cup.
With sailing legend James Spithill as Skipper and with another legendary personality, Russell Coutts, as CEO, ORACLE TEAM USA won the 2010 and 2013 editions of the America’s Cup. As the Defender, it will take part in the 2017 final America’s Cup Match which is to be hosted in the island of Bermuda. It is a team of professionals – of sailing, of design, of engineering and of much else – who represent the best of the world’s talents in their fields.
To celebrate this excellence, Panerai has created three watches with remarkable characteristics and performance, perfect to be worn by enthusiasts of the America’s Cup. Panerai has also created a special edition timepiece for SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN.
America’s Cup Special Edition Watches
- Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 America’s Cup 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm
- Panerai Luminor 1950 Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica – 44mm
- Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio – 47mm
- Panerai Luminor Marina Oracle Team USA 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm
- Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Softbank Team Japan 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm