Confession time: as an amateur freediver and standard undersea nerd, French freediving champion Guillaume Nery was the very first watch ambassador who ever managed to draw me to, and finally endear me to some new early on. And after he defected from Ball at the end of 2016 and then combined forces with Panerai luminor marina replica watch , I decided to follow together (getting a Panerai owner in the process), expecting the special edition that the new venture would inevitably yield. And while this new Submersible Chronograph isn’t really my personal cup of tea, it’s nevertheless a markedly unique and remarkable entry in the Panerai Luminor 1950 collection, purpose-built for the entire record holder.
With a single breath hold record of nearly eight minutes, and a personal best dip of 126 meters, Nery is not just a supremely gifted athlete, he is also an outspoken ocean advocate and talented visual artist, who, with his wife Julie Gautier, have generated a extensive catalogue of beautiful freediving shorts, for example, amazing”base-jumping” video from Dean’s Blue Hole way back into 2010. Hovering about 30 million viewpoints, this viral clip is possibly among the very best freedive videos ever made and is justifiably responsible for putting the sport on the collective mainstream map. So it should come as little surprise that these characteristics made him something of a popular commodity, and the ideal ambassador for Panerai luminor gmt pam 0088 clone ‘s Luminor 1950 line, leading to 2017’s”Traits” campaign.
Which brings us to the brand new PAM 982 — a”pre-SIHH” announcement that’s been made ahead of the 2019 show in January. This is an entirely new Panerai luminor submersible 1860 replica reference that borrows the minimalist dial structure of the PAM 1389 dive watch and marries it to the titanium case and motion of this 47mm PAM 615 Flyback Chronograph, while blending in two new elements: a matte blue ceramic bezel, plus a mottled”shark gray” dial. The case’s reverse is etched with a shape of a diver, a small school of fish (inexplicable as their existence might be), along with Nery’s signature and personal best of 126 meters.
The only real oddity with the watch itself is that the motion, which doesn’t appear to have any actual advantage to a freediver — or even a normal diver for this matter, despite being water resistant to 300 meters. Just like the PAM 615, this new reference utilizes Panerai luminor submersible firenze 1860 imitation watches‘ in-house developed cal. P.9100, which will be a column-wheel flyback chronograph movement with three days of power reserve. It has a running seconds counter at 9:00 (that zero-resets once the crown is pulled — a wonderful touch), and also a 12-hour totalizer at 3:00. Grantedthe flyback complication creates a bit more sense for racing applications like yacht time, where this motion is set up in choices like the America’s Cup PAM 726 variant, but it’s admittedly a little odd for freediving, in which a highly legible, simple watch such as the PAM 1389 exhibited in Nery’s’Traits’ movie would probably earn a little more sense. Ahead of SIHH 2019, Panerai luminor gmt pam 0088 replica watches have just launched a new e-boutique, in which you should be able to soon find this watch with an expected retail price of around $21,500.