December 2012, the annual Panerai Transat Classique, vintage yacht race

Panerai Transat Classique is the annual translatlantic race of fleet of vintage yachts, which have made sailing history, is voyaging from Cascais in Portugal, heading for Barbados in the Caribbean. 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.

Luxury watchmaker, 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.

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-the-range mechanical watchmaking, all assembled in the P.2006 movement, entirely developed and created in the Officine Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel