Officine Panerai – The watchmaking brand and Mike Horn – the famous Swiss-South African explorer are renewing their historical partnership with the Pole2Pole, the two-year project circumnavigating the globe passing through the two poles.
Pangaea is the yacht which has already taken Mike to every corner of the globe during the expedition of the same name, and he will be sailing it on all the sea journeys which will alternate with challenging land-bound sections exploring some of the most fascinating, remote and unspoiled areas of the planet.
What is Pole2Pole?
Pole2Pole, Mike Horn’s culminating expedition, is an incarnation of his values and philosophy, of everything he has learned in the course of decades of experience of living in harmony with our planet. Mike’s mission is to inspire people to enjoy their personal adventures without the fear of stepping out of their comfort zone, to understand the laws which rule the planet on which we live, and to publicise the need to protect the endangered environment.
An adventurous association
The partnership between Mike Horn and Officine Panerai is based on the sharing of all these values, on the common passion for the sea and on the awareness of how important it is to defend our planet. Officine Panerai has created a remarkable travelling companion for Mike, an instrument which will be able to accompany him on the most difficult challenges while always ensuring maximum reliability: the new Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio – 47mm, a Special Edition of only 500 examples, tested to survive any possible environmental situation in which Mike may find himself in the course of the expedition.
About the watch
The new Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio is strong and reliable, and it is equipped with functions which are vital not only for an exceptional explorer like Mike Horn but also for any traveller or lover of nature.
Water-resistant to a depth of 300 metres and with a rotating bezel for measuring the time of immersion, the special edition timepiece is extremely tough, thanks to its solid case made of brushed titanium. The P.9001 automatic movement has functions which are invaluable for any traveller: the date, a long power reserve – a good 72 hours – and the GMT function, with a central hand indicating the time at home when one is abroad.
On the midnight blue dial, with applied hour marker dots coated with Super-LumiNova®, the sports character of the watch is enhanced by the inscription POLE2POLE, printed in yellow and matching the second time zone hand and the small seconds dial at 9 O’clock.
Engraved on the back are the logo of the expedition – which consists of two animals symbolising the two poles, the polar bear and the penguin – and Mike Horn’s signature.