The renowned gaming brand Razer and luxury watchmaker Panerai have come together with a shared commitment to sustainability, in particular ocean preservation. To mark the alliance, the Luminor Quaranta Razer Special Edition was announced, with a limited run of 500 pieces. This special edition bears a rather subtle Razer influence, but what matters more is possibly the materials that went into it.
Luminor Quaranta Razer: 500 pieces, recycled materials, $8,400
The steel used for the watch case is a next-gen recycled steel that Panerai dubbed eSteel. Panerai added a DLC (diamond like carbon coating) that gives it the deep lustrous matte black finish. The strap is also made of recycled plastic bottles, a nod to the ocean conservation efforts of both brands involved. Last but not least, Panerai will be taking a page out of every smartphone maker’s playbook and improving on the packaging as well. The packaging will be made of 72% recycled materials, and weigh 53% less than the previous version.
Now, let’s talk about the design. Instead of the more traditional colors of the standard Luminor Quaranta, the Luminor Quaranta Razer Special Edition borrows a few subtle hints from Razer’s design language. Razer Green hints are imbued in the stitching for the strap and the seconds subdial, while the notorious triple-headed snake is featured on the watchface. The luminous markers also glow green, befitting the Razer theme. Over on the side we find the Razer font over the crown-protection bridge, while the caseback touts the Razer emblem.
The Luminor Quaranta Razer will be priced at $8,400 (~RM39,623), and will be available exclusively via Panerai boutiques and their official website.