Panerai launches limited-edition Luminor model inspired by free dive champion Guillaume Néry

By Tempus | 23 Jan 2021 | Design

Italian watchmaker celebrates 70 years of its Luminor range with rare maritime-themed model

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Luxury Italian watchmaker Panerai has unveiled a new model of its iconic Luminor model, inspired by the exploits of - and serving as a tribute to - Guillaume Néry, the record-breaking free diver who has served as the brand's extreme dive watch ambassador since 2018.

The launch of the Luminor Marina 44mm Guillaume Néry Edition, which has been limited to only 70 pieces, also commemorates the 70th anniversary of introduction of the Luminor range, famed for their resilience and luminosity at even the deepest depths.

This understated, unique watch is created from advanced materials cultivated by Panerai's own Laboratorio di Idee, and crafted using DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) technology, which shapes titanium using a 3D printing process.

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Inside this ultra-sturdy timepiece is the Caliber P.9010, a self-winding movement measuring just 6mm in thickness, designed and developed entirely within the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. This 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. It is connected automatically to the date indicator.

Furthermore, the piece is water resistant up to 30 bar (approx. 300 metres) and is equipped with a strap made from black recycled PET material with white stitching and a trapezoidal pin buckle. A white rubber technical strap is included with each watch along with a screwdriver to remove the buckle and a recycled plastic box engraved with the signature of Néry.

Available exclusively in Panerai boutiques around the world, the new Luminor Marina 44mm Guillaume Néry Edition is priced at £17,100.