Watch of the Week: Luminor Luna Rossa

Words by
Andy Morris

26th July 2022

 The Italian diving watch heavyweight releases new edition. 

Luminor Luna Rossa

Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and subsequently school of watch-making, for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy and its specialist diving corps with precision instruments. 

The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were  launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997. 

Their latest time-piece takes inspiration from Team Luna Rossa, winner of the Prada Cup during the most recent contest for America’s Cup.  To coincide with the beginning of the race for the next America’s Cup, taking place in Barcelona in 2024, and the renewal of their partnership, the Luminor Luna Rossa exhibits a fresh character, offering a modern interpretation of nautical style.  

The P.6000 caliber powers the Luminor Luna Rossa and the hand-wound watch features a three-day power reserve. The caliber also has the device that stops the balance when the winding crown is pulled out for greater accuracy when adjusting the time.

Water-resistant to 10 bar (~100 meters), the Luminor Luna Rossa includes two straps: a gray bi-material option with a red stripe that features the team’s logo, and a second in black rubber, along with a pin buckle in steel.

Produced in a special edition of 1,500 pieces,  the Luminor Luna Rossa is priced round £5,100.