Having supported Mike Horn on three previous expeditions, Panerai is again part of of South African adventurer’s latest excursion. Pole2Pole is Horn’s two-year journey around the world with the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days GMT (PAM00719) on his wrist.
Horn is a bona fide action man who once had his fingertips amputated because of frostbite, best known for circling the Earth along the equator in 2001 – with no motorised transport.
A circumnavigation of the planet via the North and South Pole, Pole2Pole is Horn’s final adventure, conceived to promote environmental conservation. He started the expedition in May 2016 from Monaco, and will travel around the world on his yacht Pangaea and a Mercedes G-Glass (the German carmaker is another sponsor). The journey will take him through Asia, Australia, Africa, crossing each of the poles in turn before returning to Monaco.
The third Mike Horn wristwatch made by Panerai – the watchmaker created a special edition for each of Horn’s previous expeditions – the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio is a 500-piece limited edition in titanium.
It’s 47mm in diameter and equipped with the self-winding P.9001 movement that features a date as well as second time zone display. The titanium case back is engraved with a motif depicting a penguin and a polar bear, animals symbolising each of the poles.
Price and availability
The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio (PAM719) is priced at S$14,600, equivalent to US$10,000.
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