LUMINOR 1950 RATTRAPANTE
8 DAYS TITANIO – 47mm
Panerai Transat Classique 2012
December 2012: a fleet of vintage yachts which have made sailing history is voyaging from Cascais
in Portugal, heading for Barbados. This is the Panerai Transat Classique 2012: hundreds
of enthusiasts including owners, captains and crews are competing in a quadrennial race which
not only celebrates the elegance, the beauty, the remarkable craftsmanship and the uniqueness
which are typical features of every vintage yacht, but which is also a challenge bringing out the
strength, courage and valour of people faced with the power of the sea. The participants in the
Panerai Transat Classique 2012 are travelling 4,000 miles in yachts which in some cases boast
histories of a hundred years or more, driven by the power of the wind and the ocean currents, but
above all by the great passion that unites all lovers of the sea.
Officine Panerai, sponsor of the race, is celebrating the most spectacular race of the 2012 classic
yachting season with the Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio, an exclusive Special
Edition distinguished by an engraving of the logo of the Panerai Transat Classique 2012 on the back
of the case. The watch has been made in a limited edition of 500 units, one of them earmarked for
the owner of the yacht winning the transatlantic race.
In honour of the Panerai Transat Classic 2012, Officine Panerai has created a model of sophisticated
horological quality, every detail of which has its roots in the past of the brand, which has always
been connected to the sea as a result of its historic association with the Italian Navy.
The Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio is a split-seconds chronograph with vertical clutch
and twin column wheels, and it offers numerous functions that are characteristic of top-of-therange
mechanical watchmaking, all assembled in the P.2006 movement, entirely developed
and created in the Officine Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel.
The split-seconds function, also known as rattrapante, operates two hands that are superimposed
and partially independent: the first, controlled by the button at 8 o’clock, is the chronograph hand;
the second, controlled by the button at 10 o’clock, is used for measuring partial times or a second
event simultaneous with the first. To make it easier and clearer to read, the hand of the small
minute counter moves in jumps instead of continuously.
The P.2006 hand-wound movement has a long power reserve of eight days, a traditional duration
for Panerai watches. This is achieved by means of a special patented system of three spring
barrels. The remaining power reserve can be read on the dial from a linear indicator above the
To enable the watch to be synchronised perfectly with a reference signal, the P.2006 movement
also has a seconds reset function, which zeroes the seconds hand by stopping the balance
wheel until the winding crown has been returned to the running position.
The Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio has a brushed titanium case 47 mm in diameter,
fitted with the classic lever device which hermetically seals the winding crown to ensure waterresistance
to 10 atmospheres (equivalent to a depth of about 100 metres).
The bezel is made of polished titanium and surrounds a large black dial of great simplicity and
sporting elegance. The structure of the dial consists of two superimposed discs with a layer of
Super-LumiNova® between them: a type of construction which has been characteristic of Panerai
watches since the 1930s, it provides great legibility and visibility even in situations of very low light,
such as underwater.
Identified by the reference PAM00427, the Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio is supplied
with a rubber strap. It is sold exclusively in Panerai boutiques throughout the world and at a small
number of specialist watch shops.
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical,
Panerai P.2006/3 calibre, executed entirely by
Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 9.6 mm thick, 34 jewels,
Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF
Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8
days, three barrels. Double column wheel, 356
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds,
linear power reserve indicator, seconds reset
device, split-seconds chronograph.
Case: Diameter 47 mm, brushed titanium.
Brushed titanium buttons with engraving and
polished edges for the split-seconds function at
10 o’clock and for the chronographic functions
at 8 o’clock.
Bezel: Polished titanium.
Back: Screw, titanium. Panerai Transat Classique
Device protecting the crown: (protected as
a trademark) Brushed titanium.
Dial: Black with luminous dots and hour
markers. Minute counter at 3 o’clock, seconds
at 9 o’clock, linear power reserve indicator at 6
o’clock, central chronograph and split-seconds
hands. Chronograph seconds scale on the outer
Crystal: Sapphire, formed of corundum, 2 mm
thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 10 bar (~ 100 metres).
Strap: PANERAI personalised rubber strap and
large-size brushed titanium buckle. Supplied
with a second interchangeable strap, a tool to
change the strap and a steel screwdriver.
*Officine Panerai is not the owner of the Glucydur®, KIF Parechoc® and Super-LumiNova® trademarks.