For SIHH 2019, Panerai unveils a new professional Submersible watch which Panerai confidently declare can face any challenge, above and under sea level. It will be available at the new Panerai e-boutique.
Exceptionally durable, the new Chronograph is inspired by Guillaume Néry, the French freediving champion worldwide famous for his records and his amazing underwater images.
The Submersible Chrono – Guillaume Néry edition is a professional submersible watch, water resistant up to a depth of 300 meters (30 bar) and equipped with a rotating bezel to calculate the duration of a dive.
The dial is highly readable in all conditions of light and darkness, thanks to a combination of white and blue luminescent indices that stand out well against the grey background. The case is engraved with the signature of the champion and an image that recalls his latest world record: a depth of 126 meters reached with only one breath.
The watch features a classic 47mm Luminor case in titanium, with the two chronograph pushers located opposite the signature crown locking device. The unidirectional bezel is also titanium, and fitted with a scratch resistant insert of blue ceramic. It’s matched with a matte, grained dial in grey with large white indices in typical Submersible style, with batons at the quarters and circular markers in between.
The chronograph has a Flyback function that allows for instantaneous reset and restart of the chronograph. The automatic calibre P.9100 of the Submersible Chrono – Guillaume Néry edition has a 3- day power reserve developed in Neuchâtel at the Laboratorio di Idee.
The screw-down case back is engraved with a rendering of Guillaume Néry in action, together with his signature and “-126m”, a reference to his final, record-setting dive.
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