French freediving world record holder and Panerai brand ambassador Guillaume Néry are back once again – this time to unveil a spectacular new 70 piece limited edition Luminor Marina in sandblasted DMLS titanium with a dressy black dégradé dial. Meet the new Luminor Marina 44mm Guillaume Néry Edition PAM01122.
This watch combines some pretty crazy high-tech features with a stealthy, sporty profile. The case is made from DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) technology, a relatively new technology for Panerai which was only unveiled last year. Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) technology is a futuristic 3D printing process by which titanium powder is melted in tiny amounts by a high power fiber optic laser, layer by layer, i.e, 30 microns (0.03 mm) at a time, until the case takes a solid shape. It is a one of a kind process that allows for the interior of the case to be hollowed out, hence making the watch incredibly light and resilient.
Other details include the Titanium bezel, crown and bridge lever with rubberized coating, Safety Lock crown protection device in sandblasted titanium and the accentuated convex glass. According to Panerai, “the dial with its evocative dégradé effect emulates the shades produced as sunlight filters through the depths of the sea”. Aesthetically, everything feels so right for the space it is in.
Within the case – just 6mm thick – is an extremely accurate and reliable Caliber P.9010, mechanical self-winding movement that offers a three-day power reserve, thanks to the double barrels. The movement powers the hours, minutes, small seconds and the date and is equipped with a quick time adjustment function that can move forward or backward in increments of one hour. It is connected automatically to the date indicator.
Constantly in the search in innovative methodologies to maintain and improve the performance of its instruments, Panerai redefines the concept of a guarantee* by providing 70 years of coverage for the reference Luminor Marina 44mm − Guillaume Néry Edition.
Water-resistant up to 30 bar (about 300 meters deep), the Luminor Marina 44mm − Guillaume Néry Edition is equipped with a strap made from black recycled PET material with white stitching and a trapezoidal pin buckle. For this release, Panerai is also including a white rubber technical strap – the very first to feature luminescent “Officine Panerai” personalization. Each watch comes with a screwdriver to remove the buckle and a recycled plastic box engraved with the signature of Panerai ambassador Guillaume Néry. The caseback includes an engraving depicting the silhouette of the freediver and
Ambassador Guillaume Néry.
MOVEMENT: MMechanical self-winding, Caliber P.9010, 133⁄4 lignes, 6 mm thick, 200 components, 31 jewels, 28,800 vibrations / hour, GlucydurTM balance wheel, IncablocTM shockproof device, two barrels. Made entirely by Panerai.
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date.
POWER RESERVE: 3 days.
CASE: In sandblasted DMLS titanium, diameter 44mm, thickness 16.2 mm. Safety Lock crown protection device (protected by trademark) in sandblasted titanium. Titanium bezel, crown and bridge lever with rubberized coating. Sapphire crystal. Twelve-sided screwed caseback, sandblasted titanium with DLC coating, engraved with the “70 Years Warranty” logo.
DIAL: Black with dégradé effect, sandwich structure with Arabic numerals and indexes in white Super-LumiNovaTM with green luminescence. Seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock.
STRAP: Recycled PET, black with white stitching and trapezoidal pin buckle in titanium with DLC coating. Additional white rubber strap with luminescent “Officine Panerai” personalization.
WATER RESISTANCE: 30 bar (~300 meters).