Panerai is synonymous with the sea. After all, the brand made its name producing maritime instruments for the Royal Italian Navy. These days, Panerai Watches Blowers no longer makes instruments for the military, but it stays true to its oceanic roots as a partner to various yacht clubs and regattas around the world. In fact, in 2006, Panerai even bought the vintage boat Eilean and took it upon themselves to have her restored to her former glory. In addition, Panerai’s CEO, Angelo Bonati, is an avid sailor himself. 2017 is going to be a momentous year for Panerai as it will be the official partner for the 35th America’s Cup. The America’s Cup is not only one of the world’s oldest international sporting trophies, it is also arguably the most prestigious sailing competition. To mark the occasion, Panerai has just announced no fewer than five Special Edition watches, and here they are.
Legibility is great, as the reflective outlines of this hands contrast nicely against the satin appearance