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Panerai Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry Edition #SIHH2019

12 March 2019

By Scott Campbell

Panerai watches have the distinguished history of being used exclusively by the commandos of the Italian Navy. Today their underwater heritage lives on in a a special version of the Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry Edition, limited to only fifteen pieces.

For those who acquire this new Panerai watch, they will be invited to Moorea, located in French Polynesia, where Guillaume Néry lives. There they will plunge into the depths of the ocean and experience the extraordinary emotions of diving while whale-watching with the many-times world champion free-diver, who today is one of the greatest international ambassadors of the world of the sea.

The Panerai Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry Edition is fundamentally a professional diving watch, water-resistant to a depth of about 300 metres (30 bar) and fitted with a unidirectional rotating bezel, with an applied black ceramic disc for reliably calculating the duration of the dive. The dial is clearly legible under all lighting conditions and in complete darkness, thanks to the luminous white markers which stand out prominently against a specially textured black and blue background.

The strap is rubber while the screw back is engraved with the signature of the champion, the island of Moorea and an image which recalls his final breath-taking constant weight free-diving record: a depth of 126 metres, reached with a single breath.

Its 47 mm titanium case is coated with a layer of DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) to make it more resistant to knocks and scratches. Elements like parts of the hour markers and of the hands in an unusual turquoise blue reminiscent of the seas of Polynesia.

The Panerai Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry Edition is also a precision chronograph, with flyback function and the device for zeroing the seconds hand to achieve perfect synchronisation with a reference signal. Inside, the P.9100 automatic calibre possesses a power reserve of three days, and was entirely developed at its manufacture in Neuchâtel, the Laboratorio di Idee where the originality and precision of Panerai watches transform every design into an innovative creation of indomitable character and exceptional technical performance.

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