2 years, 24,000 miles, and 6 continents….
Panerai and the explorer Mike Horn are renewing their partnership with the Pole2Pole project. On the explorer’s wrist is the new special edition Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic, in a 47mm titanium case. The Pole2Pole expedition is two-year project of circumnavigating the globe through land and sea, passing through the two poles. Panerai has previously sponsored Mike Horn in his other expeditions: Arktos (2002-2004), the North Pole Winter Expedition (2006) and Pangaea (2008-2012). Follow the journey at http://www.mikehorn.com/pole-2-pole/
Panerai PAM 719 Luminor Submersible “Pole2Pole” (Mike Horn)
Limited edition 500 pieces
47mm titanium case, automatic mechanical Panerai P.9001 caliber (72 hrs reserve), GMT (yellow hand)
Pole2Pole, the route
Mike Horn began his expedition from the Yacht Club of Monaco, from which he sailed his boat southwards to Namibia. There he explored the world’s oldest desert, the Namib. His route then took him through the Okavango delta in Botswana, the world’s largest inland delta. On to Horn’s homeland South Africa, where Pole2Pole’s first project was implemented and executed: The Shark Project. The aim of this project was to banish the negative stereotypes associated with sharks, raise awareness on the global issues our oceans are currently going though, and to engage and connect with existing local South African programs. Next step, Horn will leave Cape Town and sail to the Antarctic, which he will cross on skis via the South Pole.
Crossing complete, he will navigate the Pacific through the islands of Oceania to Asia, where he will travel parts of New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Once arrived in Asia onboard Pangaea, a further overland journey will lead Horn to the summit of the virgin peaks in India, followed by a journey through the tundra in Kamchatka, before setting sails for the great north. The extreme athlete will then attempt another crossing, this time of the Arctic via the North Pole. Following this, Mike will cross over the world’s largest island, Greenland, after which he will conclude his adventure by navigating back to his point of departure, Monaco.