Are you ready to rumble? Whether reworking an icon or working with an icon, watchmakers are pushing the limits on house staples to deliver more versatility, improved complications and environmentally minded features. IWC downsized its Big Pilot for smaller wrists, while Panerai replica tapped mountain-climbing maverick, filmmaker and photographer Jimmy Chin to lend his eye to its Submersible offering. And, at Louis Vuitton, master horologists, Michel Navas and Enrico Barbasini, exercised their tourbillon expertise to create an entirely new and highly accurate movement for its GMT Flying Tourbillon. Here’s a look at three very different takes on the sports watch genre.
Panerai has scaled up its partnership with Jimmy Chin. The company tapped the climber, photographer and filmmaker as a global brand ambassador in 2019, fresh off his directorial Academy Award win for the high-octane mountaineering documentary Free Solo. Not ones to rest at the peak, Chin and Panerai have teamed up to design their first watch together, an adventure-ready 47 mm copy Panerai Submersible Chrono Flyback that’s water resistant up to 1,000 feet and sports a three-day power reserve.
The $19,400 model comes equipped with a gray strap made from PET material, which is crafted from plastic-bottle waste. With just 100 pieces available, you’ll have to claw your way to the top of high quality fake Panerai’s VIP list to stand a chance.