Two forces that inspire the Panerai manufacture include an inexhaustible drive to honor an illustrious history developing instruments for generations of heroes and an urgent ambition to define the leading edge of imaginative watchmaking. The Luminor Chrono Flyback Ceramica and the Luminor Chrono Flyback Verde Militare are a true expression of these dual goals, representing Panerai’s legacy in the sphere of timepieces developed for marine exploits and an embrace of advanced materials and design. They are the new entries in the Chrono Complicazioni segment of Panerai, a watch family characterized by a combination of high-tech materials, complex calibers and small quantities. Both models will be available in limited numbers: the Luminor Chrono Flyback Ceramica will be available at both Panerai brand boutiques and independent retail partners, with a millesimation of only 500 pieces, while the Luminor Chrono Flyback Verde Militare is an e-commerce exclusive, available only on Panerai.com, with a millesimation of only 110 pieces.
A monochromatic black palette defines the bold aesthetic character of the Luminor Chrono Flyback Ceramica. The matte black 44mm ceramic case and bezel are lightweight, highly scratch-resistant and retain their tactile surface and deep, saturated color. Light glints off the sun-brushed surface of the sandwich dial in the same inky-black hue. The matte Verde Militare dial together with the polished steel case convey an elegant attitude for the Luminor Chrono Flyback Verde Militare. Numerals and hour markers in white Super-LumiNova™ that glow green in the dark and central chronograph second- and minute-hands in orange optimize the watches with contrasting details that support the sports functions.
The P.9100 movement, an automatic caliber with a power reserve of three days, characterizes the engines of both watches. Thanks to the flyback function, even when operating the chronograph hands will reset and restart with one press of the pusher at eight o’clock. The same pusher returns both hands to zero once the chronograph has stopped. A nautical tachymeter scale present on the dial allows the measurement of speed, a tool that recalls the brand’s history of designing instruments for sea-centered pursuits.
Water-resistant up to 10 bar (about 100 meters), the Luminor Chrono Flyback Ceramica features a black alligator strap with a matte finish, a second strap in black rubber and a trapezoidal pin buckle in titanium with DLC coating, while the Luminor Chrono Flyback Verde Militare matches an alligator military green strap with tone on tone stitching, combined with a green rubber as second strap and a trapezoidal brushed steel buckle.