Direct from Italy we bring you a limited edition Ferrari Scuderia Chronograph. This watch was built in partnership between the Italian watchmaker Officine Panerai and Ferrari.
The synergy between the automobile and horology industry (the science of time, timekeeping and timekeepers) has been around for many years as the brand marketeers recognise the desire amongst their customers for fine engineering and design. Best known is Rolex for their multi-million dollar spend on F1 and the Daytona 500 Indycar event, which is based on their famous Daytona sports watch.
Like Rolex Officine Panerai have since launched a range of this collectible sports watches including this distinctive automatic chronometer.
Established in 1860, Panerai roots can be traced back to when it was the exclusive supplier of high-precision instruments to the Royal Italian Navy in the early nineteen hundreds. Riding on submersible torpedoes, the commandos were the protagonists of epic endeavours. On their wrists, they wore the precision and luminescence of Panerai Radiomir and Luminor models.
The featured watch would suit an active individual as it is manufactured in stainless steel and fitted with a choice of calf leather or rubber strap. It is one of a limited edition of 700 pieces that illustrates the prancing horse on the dial and on the strap, so quite subtle.
Powered by a 27 jewel automatic movement and with a chronograph function housed in a 45mm case this enables users to record their track day times via a stopwatch function.
Its use is not just limited to the track day though as it is fully waterproof and once fitted with a rubber strap, which is included, it can be used for an active life in the water.
While the watch is itself a stunning timepiece it is only fitting that it should travel in an equally desirable watch box. Made from wood, painted in yellow and enhanced with a black prancing horse it is a great stable to rest your Scuderia Chronograph in when not on your wrist.
Ferrari has since established a partnership with another premium Swiss watch brand Hublot. We can expect to see some further limited edition masterpieces in the years to come.