Paying homage to the brand’s legacy while embracing new materials and designs, Florentine watchmaker Panerai has added a new model developed especially for “marine exploits” to its Chrono Complicazioni collection.
The Luminor Chrono Flyback Ceramica features a 44mm scratch-resistant ceramic case with a lightweight bezel and is finished in an inky matte black. Its sun-brushed surface on the sandwich dial catches the light for a glimmering effect and its face is paired with a black alligator strap for a bold yet elegant look.
For time spent on board, the Luminor Chrono Flyback Ceramica is water-resistant up to 100 metres and comes with a second waterproof strap in rubber accented by a titanium trapezoidal pin buckle with DLC coating.
Turning to the mechanics, the timepiece is defined by a P.9100 movement with an automatic calibre and a power reserve of up to three full days. A unique nautical tachymeter scale on the dial of the Luminor Chrono Flyback Ceramica allows the wearer to measure speed, a feature that recalls Panerai’s history of designing horological instruments for pursuits at sea on behalf of the Royal Italian Navy.
Another feature of the timepiece, which is referenced in the model name, is the “flyback” function. Even in operation, this detail allows the chronograph hands to reset and restart with one press of a pusher located next to the eight o’clock number. The same pusher can return both clock hands to zero once the chronograph has been stopped.
The Luminor Chrono Flyback Ceramica will be available for purchase at both Panerai boutiques and independent retailers in a limited run of only 500 pieces.