Watch brand Officine Panerai has revealed a timepiece inspired by famous explorer Mike Horn and his polar exploits.
The new Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio is designed to be strong and reliable, and it is equipped with functions which are suited to explorers like Mike Horn and also for travellers and nature lovers.
The launch marks the brand’s renewed partnership with the Pole2Pole expedition, the two-year project of circumnavigating the globe through land and sea, passing through the two poles.
Water-resistant to a depth of 300 metres and with a rotating bezel for measuring the time of immersion, the new special edition (500 pieces) created by the Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel is also extremely tough thanks to its solid case (47 mm in diameter) made of brushed titanium.
The P.9001 automatic movement has functions which are suited to travellers: the date, a long power reserve – a good 72 hours – and the GMT function, with a central hand indicating the time at home when one is abroad.
On the midnight blue dial, with applied hour marker dots coated with Super-LumiNova, the sports character of the watch is enhanced by the inscription Pole2Pole, printed in yellow and matching the second time zone hand and the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock.