Panerai and Razer have revealed their first watch collaboration, the Panerai Luminor Quaranta Razer Special Edition.
The 40mm watch brings Razer’s recognisable identity to Panerai’s iconic Luminor watch with black DLC-coated eSteel case and ‘electric green’ accents found on the small seconds sitting at the nine o’clock position and contrast stitching on its black recycled PET fabric strap.
Razer’s triple-headed snake logo and name are also engraved on the caseback and the crown protector, respectively. To further represent the Razer aesthetic Panerai has created a sandwich dial using grey Super-LumiNova glowing green.
Inside is a P.900 caliber automatic movement with three-day power reserve which presents the date on the dial at the three o’clock.
When the watch brand and gaming peripheral maker announced their partnership back in June, they also announced funding for a Conservation International project to tag and track Manta Rays.
This watch offers further evidence of the sustainability goals of the partnership, featuring recycled steel for the case and PET plastic for the strap. The packaging also consists of 72% recycled material.
If you’re a big fan of Razer, luxury wristwatches, and bringing awareness to manta ray research – a very narrow group, presumably – well, today is your day.
Famed luxury watchmaker Panerai and Razer continue their 2021 partnership to preserve the oceans with the Panerai Luminor Quaranta Razer Special Edition (PAM1353) luxury wristwatch. Today, the two companies have joined forces to support marine species research focusing on manta rays. The Luminor Quaranta is an existing line of watches from Italian watchmaker Panerai (based in Geneva, Switzerland) with a 40mm case diameter powered by the P.900 calibre movement with 23 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, anti-shock casing, 100-meter water resistance, date, and 72 hours of power reserve. The Luminor Quaranta Razer Special Edition is in the same style as the other Luminor Quaranta models, like the PAM01272, but with Razer’s custom flair. The watch has a matte black “sandwich dial” (a lume plate below the dial with cutouts for numbers in indices) and matching hands, but the seconds-hand is done in Razer green. The Panerai Luminor Quaranta Razer Special Edition watch case, however, is unique as it is composed of eSteel, a next-generation metal made of recycled steel and coated with DLC (diamond-like carbon coating), giving it excellent scratch resistance.
Even the glowing Super-LumiNova on the hands and indices veers from the traditional lighter green (C5) to a darker Razer green, which is a fun addition.
On the dial is Razer’s three-headed snake (THS) logo but done is black with a slight gloss making it non-distracting from the otherwise minimalist piece. Likewise, the case back has an engraved THS along with the watch specs and edition number.