Panerai Watch elite living africaOne of five of the limited edition watches from Panerai for the America's Cup. (Photo: Panerai)Officine Panerai presents the official watches of the 35th America's cup, one of the most celebrated prestigious sailing races in the world

The 2017 America's Cup will be hosted in Bermuda in partnership with Louis Vuitton and Officine Panerai is an official partner.

The race has seen outstanding sailing achievements, including one of the greatest comebacks in the history of sport in the last edition, when Oracle Team USA won eight consecutive races to win the Cup for the second time.

For the 35th America’s Cup Panerai has created five limited edition watches, combining Swiss mechanics with Italian design and avant-garde technology, true to the unmistakable Panerai brand, while using fascinating elements.

The watches from Officine Panerai for the 35th America's Cup include: 

The Luminor Marina 1950 America’s Cup 3 days automatic Acciaio 

The special edition timepiece of 300 units features a simplicity, minimalist design and fundamental in function, with characteristics which make it a perfect watch for use at sea.

The case of the Luminor Marina 1950 America’s Cup 3 Days Automatic, inspired by that historically created by Panerai for the commandos of the Italian Navy, has been created from AISI 316L stainless steel. A lever device protects the crown from accidental shocks and enables it to be water-resistant to the very high limit of 30 bars (about 300 metres).

The polished bezel surrounds a classic Panerai black dial with its sandwich structure, on which the large luminous linear markers and figures, the date at 3 o’clock and the small seconds counter at 9 o’clock are all perfectly legible, even under conditions of little or no light. At 6 o’clock the phrase America's Cup is printed in blue, and with the red of the seconds hand and the white of the other indications on the dial, it immediately recalls the colours of the logo of the celebrated competition. The official logo of the America’s Cup appears in relief on the solid steel screw back.

Luminor Marina Oracle Team USA 8 days Acciaio

One of the official watches of Oracle Team USA of the 2017 America’s Cup is the Luminor Marina Oracle Team USA 8 Days. 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 provides excellent visibility under the poorest lighting conditions. 

Luminor Marina 1950 Softbank Team Japan 3 days Automatic Acciaio

Officine Panerai has designed a special edition of the Luminor Marina 1950 Softbank Team Japan 3 Days Automatic, of which only 150 units will be created.

The Official Watch of Softbank Team Japan brings together the most iconic elements of the Panerai aesthetic with details giving recognition to the team led by the internationally famous skipper Dean Barker. The case of AISI 316L stainless steel, with brushed finish and polished bezel, has the classic device which protects the winding crown from accidental shocks and helps to guarantee the water-resistance of the watch to 30 bars (about 300 metres). The sandwich-structure dial is black and, even in little or no light, its indications can be read with exemplary clarity, thanks to the large luminous linear hour markers and figures. 

The case of AISI 316L stainless steel, with brushed finish and polished bezel, has the classic device which protects the winding crown from accidental shocks and helps to guarantee the water-resistance of the watch to 30 bars (about 300 metres). The sandwich-structure dial is black and, even in little or no light, its indications can be read with exemplary clarity, thanks to the large luminous linear hour markers and figures. 

The sandwich-structure dial is black and, even in little or no light, its indications can be read with exemplary clarity, thanks to the large luminous linear hour markers and figures.