Panerai at Mike Horn's side

In natural synergy with the indomitable spirit of one of history’s greatest explorers, Panerai furthers its cutting-edge identity by giving shape and substance to an exciting new creation: Submersible EcoPangaea Tourbillon GMT – 50mm Mike Horn Edition (PAM01108), a sophisticated and authentically environmentally sensitive watch.

Issued in a five-piece limited edition and available only in Panerai boutiques, this watch offers access to an adrenaline-fuelled, exclusive expedition to the Arctic under the supervision of Mike Horn himself. The journey is both an opportunity to test the physical limits of five adventures and to witness the endangered state of the ecosystem.

Preserving as well as recycling natural resources are core concerns for Panerai, and the brand is known for developing innovative materials, including the new EcoPangaea high-tech steel. Composed of recycled metal from the 35-metre drive shaft of the Pangea, Mike Horn’s sailboat, the material has been purified, perfected and finally shaped into an extraordinary Submersible, the first in the collection equipped with a tourbillon.

The new Submersible is distinguished by a unidirectional rotating bezel with polished indexes on a sandblasted base, “Arctic” blue functional details and an engraved porthole case back. A generously proportioned 50mm case features an amplified size to house a soft iron ring that protects the movement from the negative influence of magnetic fields.

Pioneering right the way through to its mechanics, the watch finds its ideal “engine” in the advanced hand-wound Calibre P.2005/T, which was designed and developed entirely by the Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The watch is equipped with a skeletonised titnaium movement featuring sophisticated geometrical shapes, along with a series of three barrels responsible for a 6-day power reserve and a 30-second tourbillon that rotates around a perpendicular axis.

Water-resistant to 300 metres, this timepiece comes with a black rubber strap and a second strap – also in black, with anthracite stitching and Velcro fastening – made of recycled PET material. A special tool to change the straps, a screwdriver for removing the buckle and a display box made of recycled plastic are the final elements of the special edition package.

July 02, 2020