New this week is the Panerai Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Edition, a striking, 47 mm limited edition diving watch (just 500) for the truly adventurous at heart. And don’t we all deserve a little bit of that right about now.
Mike Horn is a South African-born explorer of some acclaim, famous for completing a one-year, six-month solo journey round the equator without any motorized transport, in 2001. Then in 2004, the adventurer completed a solo circumnavigation of the Arctic Circle. That took him two years and three months. And two years after that he travelled without a dog or motorized transport to the North Pole – during winter, in total darkness. Fellow explorer Børge Ousland accompanied him on that one.
Mike Horn; Click on image to enlarge and view gallery
An indispensable tool for the adventure-seeker
So Panerai is attaching their brand to a guy who knows how to get around, in some of the toughest conditions. The new timepiece reflects that toughness. A bulky 47 mm, brushed titanium case, a hard black matte ceramic ring, and screw-down chronograph pushers deliver superior water resistance. It’s the dark blue dial, white indices and stark yellow central chronograph hands that’s the real statement-maker for us.
This Panerai is an indispensable tool for the Mike Horn’s out there, on land or sea. It’s powered by the automatic P.9100 movement, and features the flyback function. That’s an advanced complication that allows the chronograph to reset and restart with one press of the pusher at eight o’clock.
If you are swapping the two straps that come with the watch (blue rubber accordion and one composed of rubber and fabric), Panerai makes that as simple as possible. They include an interchangeability tool. And with a screwdriver, it’s pretty simple to remove the trapezoidal pin buckle. The watch has a three-day power reserve in case you really need to get away. Price is $20,500.
Four Seasons announces culmination of its multi-million $100 million Hualalai resort renovation
Picture yourself right here. Four Seasons Resort Hualãlai has completed its $100 million property-wide renovation with the opening of three stunning villas. They are the Hawaii Loa Presidential Villa, Makaloa Villa and Ho`onanea Villa. Four Seasons says these are the largest and most luxurious villa accommodations in Hawaii.
Each villa now has a second level and indoor/outdoor living space, and private plunge pool. Thoughtful, unique design elements are showcased throughout the spacious accommodations. There’s an incorporation of local artwork, slate floors, glass pocket doors opening the living area to the outdoors and natural hardwood trim.
“These distinctly designed villas truly serve as a home-away-from-home for our guests and their extended families and friends,” says general manager Charlie Parker. Looks like a nice place to plunk down a laptop for a month or so.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: “The Greatest Show on Water”
Excellence – Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Luxury lifestyle has always been at the forefront of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This year’s show, which runs through Sunday, is no different. Luxury yachts and cutting-edge marine technology are on display at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, including the return of Superyacht Village.
It’s the 67th edition of FLIBS, “the greatest show on water,” someone on the news said yesterday. Superyacht Village is a great area to check out, a showcase of spectacular yachts. This year there are debuts of mega yachts by world class manufacturers such as Azimut Yachts, Ocean Alexander, Princess Yachts, and the Ferretti Group.
According to FLIBS data, the show in 2019 generated $714 million in products sold and had a total statewide economic impact of $1.3 billion.
NOMOS Glashütte announces two new releases
Two new releases from NOMOS Glashütte: Metro 38 date urban gray, lean and masculine-looking. Very elegant on the wrist. The mint-green indices and the rhodium-played hands blend beautifully with the red seconds hand. The fine caliber, DUW 4101, visible behind the sapphire glass back, is extremely slim and, when wound, will run for 42 hours.
Metro 38 date urban gray: Price is $4,400 CAD
Also new from NOMOS Glashutte: the Club Sport neomatik 42 date, with a stunning galvanized blue dial. It also has a customized stainless steel bracelet and folding safety clasp that fits snug against the case.
The white hands glow blue in the dark. Like its sister model in black, the watch has a diameter of 42 mm and is water-resistant to a depth of 1000 ft/300 meters. This makes it suited for all sports, including those in and under water. The movement is the well-known and patented DUW 6101 date caliber from the NOMOS Glashütte neomatik series.
Club Sport neomatik 42 date; Price is $5,290 CAD
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