Officine Panerai Hoist Eilean’s Sails for the Inaugural Launch of the 2012 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge

Antigua will celebrate with a procession of events recognizing Eilean’s restoration and return to the island, where she had been a prime contender for almost 30 years. At the close of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Eilean will set sail to Europe where the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge (PCYC) will pick up, as has been the tradition. The PCYC Mediterranean Circuit will then commence from June to September with focus given to August and September in the United States East Coast waters of the PCYC North American Circuit, appointment of Marblehead, Nantucket and Newport; which makes for an extremely busy social calendar for Officine Panerai.

 

Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2012 calendar:

  • Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (Antigua) April 19th – 24th, 2012
  • Les Voiles d’Antibes (Antibes, France) May 30th – June 3rd, 2012
  • Argentario Sailing Week (Porto Santo Stefano, Italy) June 14th – 17th, 2012
  • Panerai British Classic Week (Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK) July 7th – 14th, 2012
  • Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (Marblehead, USA) August 10th – 12th, 2012
  • Opera House Cup (Nantucket, USA) August 16th – 19th, 2012
  • IX Copa del Rey de Barcos de Epoca (Mahon, Minorca, Spain) August 28th – September 1st, 2012
  • Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta (Newport, USA) August 31st – September 2nd, 2012
  • Vele d’Epoca di Imperia (Imperia, Italy) September 5th – 9th, 2012
  • Régates Royales (Cannes, France) September 25th – 29th, 2012

 

All this and Officine Panerai has recapitalized on its vintage watch designs, the Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days and the Luminor 1950 3 Days Power Reserve. Both models are handsomely designed with 47 mm stainless steel diameter cases having the Panerai signature winding crown protected by the brushed steel lever device. The dials are black with see-through sapphire crystal case backs with natural leather wrist straps.

 

The Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days

  • Movement is hand-wound mechanical with the Panerai P.3001 calibre
  • Three days power reserve
  • Seconds at 9 o’clock and power reserve indicator on the back

The Luminor 1950 3 Days

  • Movement is hand-wound mechanical with the Panerai P.3002 calibre
  • Three days power reserve
  • Seconds at 9 o’clock and power reserve indicator at 4 o’clock

Both timepieces are in Officine Panerai’s Historic Collection and both are reflective of Officine Panerai’s historical transition from the 1936 Radiomir design to the 1940 Luminor design. Both equally attractive and masculine.

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