Through single-minded dedication to each of his historic endeavours — from trekking to the North Pole in the unremitting darkness of winter to summiting some of the world’s highest and most challenging peaks without supplemental oxygen — Mike Horn secured a place among the world’s greatest living explorers. Unwavering focus on reaching heights is a trait Panerai shares with the adventurer and environmental activist.
The Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Edition, a limited edition diving watch available in only 500 pieces, is the newest expression of a nearly two-decade collaboration with Horn and represents the brand’s flourishing tradition of creating sophisticated tools for modern heroes.
The Panerai Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Edition abounds with features able to withstand daunting conditions, beginning with a 47mm brushed titanium case that is both lightweight and highly resistant.
A hard-wearing black matte ceramic ring within the unidirectional bezel provides a highly legible tool for the measurement of immersion time, while screw-down chronograph pushers deliver a superior degree of water resistance.
Applied indices in white and vivid yellow central chronograph hands punctuate the dark blue dial, a color combination that recalls a previous model inspired by Horn, the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Pole 2 Pole Limited Edition (PAM00719) from 2016. As Panerai looks to the future it treasures the past, striking a balance between continuity and novelty.
Developed as an indispensable tool for daring explorers on land or sea, the Panerai Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Edition is powered by the P.9100 movement, an automatic movement with chronograph functions. The movement features the flyback function, an advanced complication that allows the chronograph to reset and restart with one press of the pusher at eight o’clock, along with a three-day power reserve.
Water-resistant up to 30 bar (about 300 meters), the Panerai Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Edition features two straps: a blue rubber accordion strap and the new UPCamo bi-material strap composed of rubber and a camouflage fabric inspired by Italian Navy uniforms.
With the patented Panerai strap system, switching one strap for another is a simple operation that requires only an included interchangeability tool and screwdriver to remove the trapezoidal pin buckle in brushed titanium. The watches and their accessories are housed in boxes made from recycled plastic, part of an ongoing commitment by Panerai in promoting environmentally responsible practices.
Panerai Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Edition Technical Specifications
- Hours, minutes, seconds,
- chronograph flyback,
- calculation of immersion time
- Automatic mechanical, P.9100 calibre,
- 13¾ lignes, 8.15mm thick,
- 37 jewels, Glucydur™ balance,
- 28,800 alternations/hour.
- Incabloc™ anti-shock device.
- Two barrels.
- 302 components
- Power reserve: Three days
- Diameter 47mm.
- Brushed titanium case.
- Titanium anti-clockwise rotating bezel with graduated scale with black ceramic disk.
- Safety Lock crown protection device in brushed titanium.
- Screw and brushed titanium caseback engraved with Mike Horn signature.
- Sapphire crystal formed of corundum
- Blue with luminous hour markers and dots.
- Chronograph hour counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock.
- Central chronograph hands
- Water resistance: 30 bar (~300 meters)
- Blue rubber with trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle
Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and subsequently school of watch-making, for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy and its specialist diving corps in particular with precision instruments.
The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997.
Today Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. The latter are a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques.