Panerai Lumino Series Guillaume Néry Special Edition Watch - A Tribute to High Technology

Posted by lifata on April 10th, 2023

Panerai, a brand closely connected with the ocean, has been well aware of the importance of professional diving tools for ocean exploration since the brand was founded. 2020 coincides with the 70th anniversary of the launch of the brand’s patented luminous material, the tritium-based self-luminous material Luminor, and Panerai has specially launched a series of very commemorative tributes. On the occasion of the New Year in January 2021, Panerai replica has launched a new high-performance watch. Luminor series watch Guillaume Néry special edition watch, it pays tribute to the 70th anniversary of Luminor with the inspiration of brand ambassador and free diving champion Guillaume Néry.

The inspiration for this watch is Guillaume Néry, who was born in Nice, France in 1982. He is a professional free diver who is good at deep diving. His achievements in diving are well-known all over the world. At the age of 20, he became the youngest world record creator in the history of free diving. After that, he set a total of 4 world records and won the constant weight world free diving championship twice. In 2015, he made his fifth attempt at the world record, reaching a depth of 129 metres. However, due to the organizer's mistake and wrong record, he accidentally dived to an astonishing depth of 139 meters. Unfortunately, the record was not officially confirmed by the organizer at that time.

But this depth is still recognized as the deepest dive in the history of freediving competitions. In the 18th year, Guillaume was invited to serve as the Panerai brand ambassador and formally entered into a cooperative relationship with Panerai. The brand then launched two special edition Replica Swiss Watches for him, including the limited edition 15-piece blue plate SUBMERSIBLE CHRONO stealth series flyback chronograph watch. At that time, another brand ambassador, Sun Yang, also often wore this watch when attending official events. This watch is also the best-looking one in the SUBMERSIBLE series in my personal opinion. So let's take a look at this new special edition watch with dual commemorative significance.

This brand-new Panerai work can be said to embody contemporary technology and fully embodies how the Panerai creative workshop Laboratorio di Idee uses high-tech materials and advanced watchmaking skills. The case of the watch adopts a direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) technology, that is, through 3D printing technology, titanium metal powder is directly plasticized into the brand's iconic pillow-shaped case. The case size is 44mm in diameter and 16.2mm thick. The overall effect exudes the unique gray metallic luster of titanium, and also presents a fine sandblasted finish.

The other side of the watch is equipped with a crown guard bridge. This design is highly recognizable. It was born together with the Luminor watch in 1950, so it has naturally become the symbol of Panerai. The bridge guard surrounds the crown, which can effectively protect the crown against impacts, thereby avoiding affecting the normal operation of the timepiece. The special mobile protection lever lock design on the top, when the protection lock lever is in the closed position, the protection lock lever fits the crown, so it can form a good airtightness, prevent water from flowing into the movement, and ensure excellent waterproof performance. When the lock lever is opened, the crown can be directly operated for adjustment, and the crown is also provided with anti-slip pits for better grip. The overall water resistance of the watch is 300 meters.

The bezel, the crown and the upper lock lever are all coated with black rubberized coating. The black and titanium gray colors match each other, and the overall visual effect is quite good. The mirror adopts a three-dimensional convex design.

The main colors of the sandwich dial of the watch are also black and gray, showing a gradient effect from gray to black from the inside out, interpreting the light and shadow changes when the sun pours into the deep sea. There is a black-and-white date display window at 3 o'clock on the dial, and a small second hand at 9 o'clock.

The Arabic numerals, scales and hands are all coated with white Super-LumiNovaTM luminous coating, and the luminous display is green. The picture above shows the actual shooting effect of the luminous watch.

The watch adopts a dense bottom design, and on the 12-gon screw-in DLC-coated sandblasted titanium case back, engraved with the words of 70-year warranty, as well as Guillaume's diving pattern and signature. Under the bottom cover, Panerai equipped the watch with a P.9010 self-winding mechanical movement. The thickness of the movement is only 6 mm. It is completely designed and developed by the Panerai Neuchâtel watch factory. With a vibration frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, it is equipped with two barrels, Glucydur™ balance wheel and Incabloc™ anti-shock device. When fully wound, it can provide a power reserve of 3 days or 72 hours.

The watch is equipped with two straps, one is a black recycled PET resin fabric strap, decorated with white stitching and a trapezoidal buckle, and the brand name Panerai fake watches cheap is engraved on the buckle. The other is a white rubber technology strap, and the luminous Officine Panerai logo is printed on the strap for the first time. In addition, the watch is equipped with a screwdriver for removing the strap and a watch box made of recycled plastic.

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