Although Officine Panerai is renowned for its underwater watches, many of its timepieces are actually suitable for other purposes within the navy. For example, it provides time-measuring devices for ships. The design house of Panerai also dedicates a special edition watches for the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. This has become an internationally-renowned event for vintage yachts and the manufacturer is certainly not going to miss its chance to launch another one of its vintage-inspired timepieces for avid watch collectors.
The timepiece introduced for the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2008 was the Panerai Luminor Regatta Chronograph. The 44mm watch is crafted from stainless steel, sapphire crystal, and rubber strap. The Luminor Regatta Chronograph features a tachymeter scale, chronograph push buttons, and brushed finish. With a limited edition of 500 units, it is certain that this watch will easily go out of stock because of the number of collectors vying for this watch.
The timepiece integrates the Panerai calibre OP XXVI for its movement. The manual winding movement has a power reserve of up to 46 hours. Other features of the watch include monometallic balance, COSC certification, and anti-reflective 2.5mm crystal for its dial. With all these features in mind, it is no wonder that the Luminor Regatta Chronograph has become one of the most in-demand watches today.