After unveiling two chronographs in its Submersible range, the Florentine Officine showcases a new creation proposed in just 70 pieces honoring the French free diver.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the invention of the luminescent material made using tritium and which gave its name to one of the brand’s collections, Panerai unveils a limited edition totally in tune with the aquatic world. The silhouette and signature of the ambassador who is the namesake of the Luminor Marina 44mm Guillaume Néry Edition are engraved on the dodecagonal screwed caseback. Dial-side, we discover the typical adornments of the model with an hour chapter comprising three large Arabic numerals and indexes, hovered over by baton-style hour and minute hands, all coated with Super-LumiNova®. The date set at 3 o’clock harmonizes the scenescape hand-in-hand with the small seconds placed at 9 o’clock. All these features come to life in an up-to-the-minute ambiance boosted by the color chosen, a black boasting a gradient effect, but also boosted by the presence of rubber on the bezel and titanium, the material selected for the 44 mm-diameter case and signature crown protection device.
This watch, referenced under PAM01122, waterproof to depths of 300 meters, is driven by an automatic movement. The P.9010 caliber which, once fully wound, delivers 3-day autonomy to the time data.
The Luminor Marina 44mm Guillaume Néry Edition comes with another surprise. Its lucky owners can enjoy an extended warranty of 70 years. And, during these seven decades, they can opt for one or other of the two straps included with the timepiece. One is fashioned in PET, recycled polyester, clasped by an ardillon buckle, the other is made of rubber.
By Dan Diaconu