Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Panerai Luminor Marina Oracle Team USA 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm

Among the Official Watches of ORACLE TEAM USA of the 2017 America’s Cup is the Luminor Marina ORACLE TEAM USA 8 Days, an icon among the watches which can boast a historic link with the sea. The Luminor Marina is one of the models which best expresses the Panerai design, a minimalist appearance which reflects the highly functional quality of every detail and which is evident in the clarity of its display as well as in its solidity and reliability, giving great character to this Special Edition of only 200 units.
The case of the new Luminor Marina ORACLE TEAM USA 8 Days is made of AISI 316L stainless steel, it is 44 mm in diameter and it is fitted with the classic device for protecting the winding crown, which contributes to its high degree of water-resistance of 30 bar (about 300 metres). The black dial, with the classic Panerai sandwich structure, ensures excellent visibility under the poorest lighting conditions, with large linear markers and figures and a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, where the blue seconds hand rotates.
Like the other Official Watches dedicated by Panerai to ORACLE TEAM USA on the occasion of the 2017 America’s Cup, this Special Edition is also personalised by small details using the official colours of the Defender of the competition, with the blue of the seconds hand, the inscription America’s Cup at 6 o’clock and the red of the sewing contrasting with the black leather strap.
The America’s Cup logo is heat-embossed on the strap while on the back, in relief, is the logo of ORACLE TEAM USA and a drawing of the yacht.
The Luminor Marina ORACLE TEAM USA 8 Days (PAM00724) uses a hand-wound P.5000 calibre, a movement entirely developed and made in the Manufacture in Neuchâtel, with a long power reserve of eight days, which was inspired by the historic watches created by Panerai for the commandos of the Italian Navy.
It is 15 ¾ lignes in diameter with a thickness of 4.5 mm and a very solid construction; a large brushed plate, with diamond polished chamfering, conceals almost all the wheelwork while revealing the balance which oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The long power reserve is provided by two spring barrels connected in series.
Technical details
Reference: PAM00724
Model: Luminor Marina Oracle Team USA 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm

Movement
Hand-wound mechanical, P.5000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai
Power Reserve: 192H

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds

Case
44 mm, AISI 316L polished steel
Water-resistance: 30 bar (~300 metres)

Dial
Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers
Small seconds at 9 o’clock

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