Confession time: as an amateur freediver and standard undersea nerd, French freediving champion Guillaume Nery was the very first watch ambassador who ever managed to draw me to, and finally endear me into some brand early on. And after he defected from Ball at the end of 2016 and subsequently joined forces with Panerai luminor submersible carbotech replica watches, I made a point to follow along (becoming a Panerai owner in the process), anticipating the special edition the new partnership would inevitably yield. And while this new Submersible Chronograph is not really my personal cup of tea, it’s still a markedly unique and impressive entry in the Panerai luminor submersible bmg tech replica watch Luminor 1950 collection, purpose-built to your world record holder.
Having one breath hold listing of almost eight minutes, along with a personal best dip of 126 meters, Nery isn’t just a gifted athlete, he’s also an outspoken sea urge and gifted visual artist, who, with his wife Julie Gautier, have generated a extensive catalog of beautiful freediving shorts, including the amazing”base-jumping” video out of Dean’s Blue Hole way back in 2010. Hovering about 30 million viewpoints, this viral clip is arguably among the best freedive videos ever created and is justifiably responsible for putting the game on the collective mainstream map. Therefore it should come as little surprise that these characteristics made him something of a popular product, and the ideal ambassador for Panerai’s Luminor 1950 lineup, leading with 2017’s”Traits” campaign.
Which brings us to the new PAM 982 — a”pre-SIHH” announcement that’s been made before the 2019 show in January. This is an entirely new Panerai luminor submersible flyback replica watches mention that borrows the minimalist dial structure of this PAM 1389 dip watch and assimilate it to the titanium case and motion of the 47mm PAM 615 Flyback Chronograph, while blending in two brand new elements: a matte blue ceramic bezel, plus a mottled”shark grey” dial. The situation’s reverse is etched with a shape of a diver, a small school of fish (inexplicable as their presence may be), along with Nery’s signature and personal best of 126 meters. From a design perspective, the overall execution works really well — the stunning blue tones and textures texture like a natural match to the source inspiration, and make a seamless integration into the existing Panerai luminor submersible pam 00305 clone collection — even for people who might have little interest in the sport of freediving.
Perhaps the flyback’s signature quick reset might be an advantage when performed before descending, enabling the diver to quickly compute dive times, ascent occasions, then surface recovery periods, but all this would need to get accomplished using an eye whose pushers could be triggered underwater — and we don’t have any inclination from Panerai’s press literature this is the case. Plus, the pushers have screw-down collars, meaning that full water-tightness is likely only achieved when screwed down. Another strange option, is how the chronograph hands (including the silver center-mounted minutes counter) lack luminous paint to at-a-glance measurements, leaving the only practical dive timekeeping responsibilities in marginal lighting situations relegated to the bezel and the second hand — again, just as you would with the 1389. Finally, for its asking price of about $20k, it is a pity that Panerai luminor submersible 1950 3 days chrono flyback automatic titanio imitation with its sources did not create a Submersible complication or execution especially to get a freediver of Nery’s grade, as Omega formerly did for another French diving superstar, Jacques Mayol.