Panerai’s brand history has always been associated with the Italian military. In continuance to honoring its connection with the Navy SEALS, the watchmaker has dedicated a timepiece collection that honors the modern heroes. Following its U.S.-exclusive release, Panerai is now making this limited-edition collection available internationally. The lineup includes two Luminor Chrono models, one Luminor Marina reference, and also a Submersible Chrono Experience Edition timepiece.
The Navy SEALS Luminor Chrono comes in a Carbotech variant and a brushed Brunito steel version. Both references come in a 44 mm-sized case, housing an anthracite-shaded dial, accentuated with luminous Arabic numerals and indices. Equipped with the P.9200 automatic caliber, the movement offers up to 42 hours of power reserve and 10 bars of water resistance.
Similarly, the Luminor Marina Navy SEALS edition is also attired in a 44mm brushed Brunito steel case, paired with a matching bezel and engraved caseback. Highlighting its shaded army green dial are lume-filled hourmakers, a handset, and a small seconds indicator. Boasting a 3-day power reserve, the reference operates on the P.9010 in-house caliber, complete with 30 bars of water resistance.
The Experience Edition: Submersible Chrono Navy SEALS timepiece is also cased in a brushed Brunito steel build, but is outfitted with a gradated titanium and ceramic anti-clockwise rotating bezel. The dial plate also features a shaded color, which is accented with yellow-hued small seconds hand, and a “Time To Targe” counter. As for movement, the P.9100/R automatic movement provides the watch with an additional flyback chronograph, countdown, and second reset functions, on top of the essential hour, minutes, and small seconds.
The assortment of watches all come with Panerai’s hallmarked semi-oval crown-protection device, complete with Navy SEALS lettering on the dial. Prices range from £8,500 – £53,200 GBP (approximately $10,667 – $66,761 USD), more information can be found on visit Panerai’s official website.
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