Black Is Back
When the 36th America’s Cup kicks off with World Series races in Sardinia next April, the crew of the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa AC75, will be outfitted with Panerai’s new Luna Rossa Challenger Submersible ($21,600, top right). The watch reflects the high-tech design of the racing yacht with its lightweight, durable Carbotech case. That same composite material (formed by bonding thin sheets of carbon fiber with polyether ether ketone) makes up Luna Rossa’s mono-hull. Given the Submersible’s innovative construction and contemporary color palette, Panerai proves that black is anything but basic. After a long period when retro classics were the style, watch …
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