The Italian luxury outdoor watch manufacturer Officine Panerai has long been producing high-end, precision timepieces for people of various backgrounds and occupations. Panerai has also specialized in providing reliable timepieces to those in industries such as diving and was even trusted to provide watches for those in the Italian Marina Militaire, the Italian Navy.
While Officine Panerai has been known to create precision instruments for individuals in demanding occupations and in very official positions, they have also partnered with Italian exotic sports car manufacturer Ferrari for a collection of timepieces bearing the famed Ferrari logo. While Officine Panerai appreciates all things luxurious, it appears that they have and always will have a special connection to the seas.
Having such a fondness for the high seas, it makes sense that Officine Panerai has long been a supporter of sailing. They are such avid promoters of the sport that they host an intercontinental circuit of competitions exclusively for classic yachts. The iconic brand has been sponsoring the classic yacht competition aptly named the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge for eight successive years thus far. And being such an avid promoter of classic yachts and sailing, it is no surprise the Officine Panerai has now partnered with the Atlantic Yacht Club’s Panerai Transat Classique 2012.
To celebrate the special partnership with the Atlantic Yacht Club and the Panerai Transat Classique 2012, Panerai presented an exclusive limited edition Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio timepiece. The Luminor 1920 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio watch comes fashioned in a brushed titanium case and polished titanium bezel. The case back comes with a special inscription with the logo of the race and will be presented to the winner of the race as well as a limited 500 units for sale.
Other notable features of the watch include a split-second chronograph, manually wound Panerai p.2006 calibre movement, an 8-day power reserve indicator and an hours/minutes/seconds indicator. The Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio also comes equipped with a lever device which seals the winding crown to ensure water resistance to about 100 meters and is reported to be highly readable and visible in low light and even underwater. The rubber strap ensures comfort and durability when used while sailing or any other activities.
The limited edition Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio will make an extra special gift for anyone who appreciates the sport of sailing and is an avid fan of the Atlantic Yacht Club’s Panerai Transat Classique. If you are interested in this watch, be on the lookout for this piece sold exclusive at Panerai boutiques in the coming weeks.