Although the winds may have been howling, the show went on in true sailing spirit as luxury watchmakers Officine Panerai gathered to host the exclusive New York premier of “07/07/07: Amorita’s Unlucky Day”.
The documentary film follows the crash of the Amorita yacht, in which the boat sunk almost instantaneously to the bottom of the ocean. Miraculously nobody on board was hurt, and crews eventually managed to recover and rebuild the historic, 107-year–old vessel. The film, directed by Pierre Marcel, features dramatic footage of the Amorita’s sinking.
Officine Panerai welcomed Amorita’s owners, Jed Pearsall and Bill Doyle, at the screening, where they answered questions from sailors and movie fans alike. Pearsall and Doyle’s passion for yacht racing, so eloquently depicted in the film, helped guests get a better understanding of classic sailing and understand why Panerai is so committed to the sport. Since its beginning in 1860, the Italian watchmaking company has been linked to the sea. For years, Panerai supplied the Italian Navy with high-precision watches for special diving units, and to this day the company’s fundamental values are based on history and the sea world.
Check out the trailer for the documentary “07/07/07: Amorita’s Unlucky Day” below!
Source courtesy Officine Panerai press release.