Drawing inspiration from its illustrious history and capitalising on a wealth of technological know-how, Panerai has launched yet another stunning timepiece. The Luminor Marina 44mm − Guillaume Néry Edition is inspired by its Ambassador and constant weight freediving champion Guillaume Néry. Recognising the critical importance of legible diving instruments, Italian luxury watchmaker celebrates the 70th anniversary of the birth of their patented Luminor.
The French freediver holds multiple records like diving to a depth of 87m below the surface of the ocean using his fins alone, being the youngest ever free dive record holder and Individual world champion in constant weight and French record with a dive to -117m in Kalamata (Greece).
Available exclusively in Panerai boutiques around the world, the new timepiece is a radical distillation of innovative—rubberised coating applied to the bezel, crown and bridge lever, accentuated convex glass and a dial with an evocative dégradé effect that emulates the shades produced as sunlight filters through the depths of the sea.
It is equipped with calibre P.9010, a self-winding movement measuring only six mm thick and designed and developed entirely within the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The movement is equipped with double barrels for a three-day power reserve and a quick time adjustment function that can move forward or backward in increments of one hour and is connected automatically to the date indicator.
It is water-resistant up to 30 bar (about 300 meters deep), its strap is made from black recycled PET material with white stitching and a trapezoidal pin buckle.