Movement Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9100/R calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 9.55 mm thick, 37 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 328 components.
Functions Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Chronograph Flyback, Regatta Countdown, Seconds Reset
Case Diameter 47mm, brushed titanium
Bezel polished titanium
Back Screw, titanium
Device protecting the crown (Protected as a trademark) Brushed Titanium
Dial Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Chronograph hour counter at 3 o'clock, small seconds at 9 o'clock, central chronograph seconds and minutes hands.
Crystal Sapphire crystal formed of corundum
Water Resistance 10 bar (~100 metres)
Strap Calf Assolutamente, Brown, Beige, 26/22 MM Standard
* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.
* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.
CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY ASPECTS ARE INTEGRATED IN THE SPORTY ELEGANCE OF PANERAI’S NEW CHRONOGRAPH WITH REGATTA COUNTDOWN FUNCTION, DEDICATED TO ALL WHO LOVE CLASSIC SAILING YACHTS. The classic yachts which are such an impressive spectacle at the gatherings of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge emanate a timeless fascination, with the simplicity and elegance of their lines and the of their design. Today these remarkable yachts are classics, but when they were designed by the best naval architects of the last century they were at the forefront of technology. The same spirit is found in the new Luminor 1950 Regatta PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic, one of the watches created by Panerai to celebrate the world of classic yachting. The new Luminor 1950 Regatta PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic has all the characteristics which have made the Luminor 1950 one of the international icons of high quality sports watchmaking, with the technical excellence of the P.9100/R movement, designed by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel to provide yacht racing enthusiasts with a watch able to measure the countdown marking the start of a race. The black dial has a distinctive design with large markers, enhanced by all the elements which display the indications of the chronograph functions. The easily recognisable chronograph hands are central and of different colours (the seconds hand is rhodium while the minute hand is gilded), and the chronograph hour hand rotates in the counter at 3 o’clock, mirroring the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock. As well as the scale of 15 minutes for the countdown, the flange is also marked with the tachymeter scale in knots which enables the average speed of the yacht over a particular distance (one nautical mile) to be measured by the chronograph minute hand. The beige elements on the dial are complemented by the sewing of the brown strap in natural untreated leather, closed with a titanium clasp buckle and heat-stamped with the OP logo. The Luminor 1950 case (47 mm in diameter) has the characteristic Panerai lever device which protects the winding crown, contributing to the water-resistance of the watch to a pressure of 10 bar (a depth of about 100 metres). It is made of brushed titanium – a material which combines lightness and strength – with a contrasting polished bezel, while the inscription PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE and an elegant classic yacht with its sails deployed are engraved in relief on the back.
Panerai watches are produced to very high standards of quality. It is worth remembering that the mechanical parts run 24 hours a day when used, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure long life and good operation.
Have your watch checked periodically for water-resistance by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre and restore it every two years with regular servicing, or whenever the watch has to be opened. Restoring the watch’s water-resistance necessarily involves replacing the seals so as to ensure the maximum water-resistance and security. Where the watch is used in underwater sports activities, it is recommended that it should be checked every year before the season of underwater activities begins.
Have the movement of your watch checked periodically by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre so as to maintain its perfect operation. If the watch tends to gain or lose time significantly, the movement may need to be overhauled. The movements are designed to withstand temperature variations between -10°C and +60°C (14°F and 140°F). Outside this range of temperatures, operational variations exceeding those set out in the specifications of the movement may be noticed. In addition, there is a risk that the lubricants contained in the movement may deteriorate, resulting in damage to some of its parts.
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
To keep the exterior in perfect condition, we recommend washing your Panerai watch with soap and warm water, using a soft brush. After this operation, and also after bathing in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the watch with clean water. All Panerai watches can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth.
Panerai straps must be washed in warm water and left to dry. It is important not to dry them on a hot surface or to expose them to direct sunlight, because the rapid evaporation of the water could damage their shape and quality. After each bathe in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the strap with clean water. The leather strap is made from leather which has not been chemically treated, which gives it a very natural, soft feel. As a result of its characteristics, the colour and form of the leather tend to change with the passage of time while maintaining all of its beauty. It is recommended that the strap and the buckle should be replaced by an Authorized Distributor or a Panerai Service Centre, in order to avoid any problems caused by incorrect replacement. Only an Authorized Distributor or Panerai Service Centre can guarantee the use of genuine Panerai straps, properly designed to fit the dimensions of the case and manufactured according to the quality standards of the brand. All alligator leather used by Officine Panerai comes from farms in Louisiana, USA. Officine Panerai’s suppliers have committed to the highest standard of responsibility and have given their assurance that such farms in Louisiana contribute to the stable growth of wild alligators, thus protecting this endangered species. Panerai does not use skins coming from fragile or endangered species taken from the wild.
Officine Panerai has for many years promoted the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the most important international circuit of regattas for classic and vintage yachts. It has dedicated a series of watches to it which today have become cult items among collectors. To celebrate its special link with the world of classic yachts, Officine Panerai has created the P.9100/R calibre, the first Panerai watch with a function specifically associated with the world of sailing: the Regatta countdown function for the start of the race. The P.9100/R calibre is a development of the P.9100 automatic calibre with chronograph function. With its flyback chronograph with vertical clutch and column wheel, the P.9100/R is identical in architecture and diameter (13¾ lignes) to the P.9100 but it is a little thicker (9.55mm) and it has 26 more parts (328 altogether) as a result of the greater constructional complexity resulting from the addition of the Regatta countdown function. The indication of the countdown to the start is displayed by the two central hands, and it is controlled by the push-button at four o’clock. The minute hand moves backwards by one minute each time the push-button is pressed, until it reaches the position required for the duration of the countdown. At this point it is only necessary to press on the push-button at ten o’clock to start the chronograph function. The hands begin to move, indicating the minutes and seconds which remain before the start, and when the countdown is completed, they continue to measure the time, thus displaying the time elapsed since the start of the race until the chronograph is stopped. The device which enables the minute hand to be moved backwards when the countdown function is operated is controlled, like the whole chronograph, by the column wheel. This is taller than the one in the P.9100 calibre so that it can engage the correcting lever which is mounted higher up, being located on an additional plate.
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