Panerai has expanded its Submersible collection of technical divers’ watches by releasing a number of new references at the ongoing Watches & Wonders 2022 trade show. Dubbed “QuarantaQuattro”, there are a total of four new models sized at 44mm, which perfectly fill the gap between the 42mm and 47mm sizes. It completely makes sense as the 47mm case is slightly large for many customers while downsizing to 42mm might feel a little too small to them. This is what makes the new QuarantaQuattro very versatile. Out of the four new references, the one which we are more interested in is the beautiful Luna Rossa version.
The special edition watch commemorates Panerai’s role as the official sponsor of the Luna Rossa team in America’s Cup sailing race. The sport of sailing has been a part of the Italian brand’s DNA and it has been supporting the team since 2019. The partnership has previously spawned several special edition co-branded watches and the new QuarantaQuatrro Luna Rossa continues with that tradition. Although the commemorative timepiece is very similar to the Core steel models, it has been given a very elegant look thanks to its eye-catching dial finished in a deep metallic blue color with a sunburst pattern and the red second’s hand. The color combination is inspired by the official liver of the Luna Rossa team. A matching dark blue bi-material strap gets a red stripe in the middle with the Luna Rossa logo on it.
The 44mm case and the traditional 60-minute uni-directional bezel feature a brushed finish, while a matching rubberized blue crown sits inside the trademarked crown lock. Powering the watch is Panerai’s automatic P.900 caliber that beats at 4hz and offers a power reserve of 3 days. The Luna Rossa edition like the rest of the Submersible QuarantaQuattro models offers 300m of water resistance. The QuarantaQuatrro Luna Rossa will go on sale in June and only 1500 examples will be made carrying a price tag of $9,900.