This past weekend in Bermuda, sailing lovers were treated to the kickoff of the 35th America’s Cup presented by Louis Vuitton. The competition for the oldest trophy in international sports dates back to 1851. Defending the Cup is America’s Oracle Team USA (which won the 2013 America’s Cup races and the 2010 series before that). Five challengers are now racing one another over the course of nearly a month to determine which will be the final challenger.
Officine Panerai is the Official Watch of the 35th America’s Cup. It is also the Official Watch of the Defenders: Oracle Team USA, skippered by Jimmy Spithill, and the Official Watch of challenger Softbank Team Japan.
Panerai also unveiled watches to celebrate the event and the teams. Top among them is the Official Watch of the America’s Cup, the Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 America’s Cup 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 44mm. The 44mm stainless steel watch features Panerai’s patented crown protecting lever device and is water resistant to 300 meters. It displays the words “America’s Cup” on the dial. Powered by the in-house-made automatic caliber P. 9010 movement with three days of power reserve, the piece is being made in a limited edition of 300 units. Additionally, the brand has a host of other America's Cup-related timepieces. We invite you in any time to see the complete line up.