The beginning of a classic yacht race is really a moment of outstanding beauty. The motorboats of each and every class, with wood sometimes 100 years old or even more, collect in the beginning line between your buoys, driven only through the wind which fills the sails by the ability of the captains and teams who having a couple of simple instruments must execute complicated tactics to understand the ocean, the wind and time. Timing particularly is vital: within the minutes preceding the beginning, marked through the ritual from the strict countdown signalled through the judges' flags, the Lords from the ocean must fall into line behind the buoys without crossing the imaginary line prior to the race has began. It's not an easy operation for Panerai Luminor Regatta yachts that are frequently many metres lengthy by having an immense sail area uncovered towards the unpredictable nature from the elements.
They are passionate moments at the beginning of which Officine Panerai is knowledgeable, considering that since 2005 it's backed the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the primary worldwide circuit of races for vintage and classic yachts. From the most amazing locations from the Mediterranean And Beyond towards the waters from the Solent, in the Caribbean Ocean towards the coast of recent England around the New England from the Usa, Officine Panerai gathers together each season 100s of vintage yachts and 1000's of mariners to celebrate the wonder, elegance and uniqueness of yachts that have been area of the good reputation for sailing, because the finish from the 1800s that most of them go as far back.
In the union of Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta and the field of classic sailing the Luminor 1950 Regatta three days Chrono Flyback Titanio was created. This can be a chronograph by having an automatic movement along with a three-day power reserve, fitted using the Regatta countdown function, particularly produced for yacht racing starts.
The outstanding simple while using Regatta countdown function is proof of the company's technical innovation accomplished through the new P.9100/R automatic chronograph calibre, the movement from the new Luminor 1950 Regatta three days Chrono Flyback Titanio. An orange push-button at four o'clock moves the central orange chronograph minute hands back about a minute at any given time, until it's in the correct position with regards to the size of the countdown. On beginning the chronograph, by pushing the chronograph stop/start button at ten o'clock, the relative hands start to move, showing first the minutes and seconds which remain before the start, after which, once the countdown has finished, time passed since the beginning of the race. The push-button at eight o'clock ends time measurement, coming back all of the chronograph hands to zero. Alternatively, if it's operated as the hands continue to be moving, it triggers the return-to-zero (flyback) purpose of these hands, thus enabling a brand new time interval to become measured immediately without getting to function the stop and reset buttons.
The black dial from the Luminor 1950 Regatta three days Chrono Flyback Titanio has got the sandwich structure and also the classic Panerai design distinguished through the large straight line hour markers and figures, overflowing through the elements enabling the signs from the chronograph operates to be read. The chronograph hands are central and distinguished from one another by different, easily recognised colours, as the orange hands from the hrs rotates inside the small dial at three o'clock, mirroring the little seconds dial at nine o'clock. The flange carries not just the size as high as fifteen minutes for that countdown towards the start, using the five final minutes selected in orange, but the tachymeter scale expressed in knots which let the speed from the yacht to become measured on the defined distance.
The Luminor 1950 situation has got the characteristic Panerai Luminor Regatta flyback lever device for safeguarding the winding crown which is 47 mm across. It consists of blown titanium, a fabric that is light, strong and non-allergenic, contrasting using the polished bezel. Around the back, a large azure very window unveils the P.9100/R movement, using its rotor which winds the springs of these two barrels while oscillating both in directions, supplying an electrical reserve of 72 hours. Outdoors back also permits the admiration of other particulars from the sophisticated chronograph movement, using its column wheel and variable inertia balance which oscillates at 28,800 alternations/hour.
Water-resistant against 10 bar (about 100 metres), as isn't surprising of the professional sailing instrument, the Luminor 1950 Regatta three days Chrono Flyback Titanio (PAM00526) belongs to the Contemporary Collection. It's provided having a rubber strap with strong sports associations, utilizing a patented Officine Panerai system enabling so that it is easily changed by way of the small tool supplied with the timepiece.