Officine Panerai's long association with the sea began with supplying instruments to the Italian Navy and continues with its sponsorship of classic yacht regattas around the world.
Their latest series of watches celebrates this with dials in deep blue on their iconic Luminor and Radiomir models paying tribute to historic timepieces.
The 42mm Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio - 42MM (PAM00688), Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio – 44MM (PAM0689), massive Radiomir 1940 3 DAYS Acciaio – 47MM (PAM00690), all in steel, and the Radiomir 1940 10 Days GMT Automatic Oro Rosso – 45MM (PAM00659) in rose gold, get the nautical treatment.
The watches are being released exclusively at Panerai boutiques throughout the world.
The series "encapsulates the different elements between sea and light" with the color achieved by the satiné soleil finish, a process which catches and diffuses light, "creating subtle flashes like those caused by rays of the sun and waves of the sea."