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.
Source: Sparkle PR Solutions for Panerai