There were a lot of very interesting watches released at SIHH. Oftentimes, this interest was centred around complication ó and rightly so, itís really the watch industryís traditional bailiwick. But for me, one of the most interesting collections overall was Panerai.* Panerai, while certainly accomplished at the higher end of the spectrum, tends not to play the complication game, which is entirely in keeping with the brandís rough and tumble history. Instead, they went down a different (and perhaps more significant in the long run) route. Paneraiís SIHH 2019 releases were exclusively Submersible models, several of which tie into Paneraiís existing brand partnerships ó including a series of extremely limited pieces that come with a fairly incredible money-canít-buy experience bundled in, a pivot to a more experiential offering thatís a smart play. After all, what better way to immerse yourself in the world of Panerai than free diving in French Polynesia, or training with Italian commandos? The watch weíre looking at today is part of this equation Ė itís the Mike Horn Edition, made in collaboration with legendary explorer and long-time Panerai ambassador Mike Horn. On the surface, itís a tough, reliable dive watch, but look a little deeper and…

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