2014 is going to mark an amazing milestone for the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. It will be the 10th year that this international sailing circuit will be held. To commemorate the 10 year anniversary Panerai will be issuing out a special edition Luminor Submersible 47mm 1950’s Titanium. This piece is limited to only 50 units this year.
Panerai has been steadfast in their commitment to promote and preserve the extraordinary tradition and heritage embodied by the Grandes Dames of the Sea which, in many cases have been casting their spell over anyone fortunate enough to witness them.
In 2014 for the first time ever in its 10 year history, the PCYC calendar will span 11 international Regattas, most of them being on the Mediterranean circuit. Thousands of enthusiasts and hundreds of vintage yachts will be competing in the PCYC regattas in an attempt to claim the trophies.
To embody and really pay tribute to a great 10 years the Panerai PAM571 was born. The submersible that was chosen for this special edition is 47mm 1950’s Titanium case. The back of the case features a 10 Years of Passion logo with the years 2005-2014 engraved on the back. Around the base back it has the inscription “Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge” as well.
The titanium used is a hypoallergenic material that combines extreme corrosion resistance with a great solidity and lightness. The PAM571 is water-resistant to 30 atmosphere, which is approximately 300 meters. The unidirectional rotating bezel will provide divers the ability to time their current dive.
The submersible is powered by the ever efficient and robust P.9000 in-house movement. It will feature a small seconds hand as well as date function on the dial. It will come equipped with a rubber strap as well as a spare strap that can be changed out easily using Panerai’s patented quick change system.
Movement: Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 28 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 197 components.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.
Case: Diameter 47 mm, brushed titanium.
Bezel: Brushed titanium with polished edges, anticlockwise unidirectional rotating bezel with graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion and ratchet click at minute intervals.
Back: Screw, brushed titanium. “10 Years of Passion 2005 – 2014” engraving.
Device protecting the crown: (protected as a trademark) Brushed titanium.
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and applied hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.
Crystal: Sapphire, formed of corundum, 4 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 30 bar (~ 300 metres).
Strap: PANERAI personalised rubber strap and trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap, a tool for changing the strap and a steel screwdriver.