Lawrence Ultimate Extreme Athlete of the Year 2011 – Mike Horn

Mike Horn was born in South Africa, and what he has done is always jaw-dropping. He used to travel the Amazon River for six months, walking around the Earth on the equator and taking a week around the Arctic Circle. This is an explorer who dares to practice. Mike Horn uses action to show the world the limits of humanity.

The famous adventure of the global explorer Mike Horn
In 1991, Horne drove a two-wing glider and raft through the Andean gorge in Peru, and then ridiculously completed the downhill on the Mont Blanc glaciers.
In 1995, Horn created a record of the highest drop in water history in human history on a large river in Costa Rica.

In 1995, another person completed the Amazon drifting. He traveled alone from the South American continent on the Pacific coast, drifting 7000 kilometers from the source of the Amazon River, and finally reached the Atlantic Ocean with the footsteps of the river, which lasted for six months.

In June 1999, Horn again challenged himself and began a journey around the equator.
After departing from the Republic of Gabon, he went all the way west, during which he faced various potential dangers. Whether his stormy boat can withstand the test of the hurricane, there may be lost in the fog of the Kenyan mountains, and the Congo (King) in the war may be killed… Fortunately, there was no danger. After 17 months, Horne returned safely to the Republic of Gabon, which added a strong stroke to the history of human adventure.

From August 2002 to October 2004, Horne completed a trek through the entire Arctic Circle. He completed the expedition with a total length of 20,000 kilometers in 10 stages, of which 4 were sea roads and 6 were land roads. In order to do his best to make himself difficult, Horn always chooses to walk above the forest line. When he was walking on the sea, he relied on a canoe, on the land, he relied on sleds and ankles.

Swiss adventurer Mike Horne returned to China on the 25th after completing a journey around the Arctic Circle for more than two years, becoming the first person in the world to travel around the Arctic without the aid of motorized transport. And he accepted the Swiss cow bell symbolizing the honor.

20,000 kilometers of difficult journey

Speaking of Mike Horn, the modern and outstanding explorer has been the Panerai brand ambassador for more than 15 years that has become the inspiration for this new watch. At this year’s Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Exhibition, Panerai launched the Panerai Submersible Mike Horn Edition watch PAM00985 – a special version of the blue luminous coating.

Panerai Submersible Mike Horn Edition imitated watch PAM00985

If people choose a sport that offers maximize exercise to body, it must be diving program. This is not just a way of exercising, but a project that can find and challenge yourself. Under the water, people withstand the pressure from the seabed, letting the body and mind be able to exercise in sports, which gives the way to face danger and loneliness.

French free diving champion Guillaume Néry has broke four world records and won two world-class free diving championships. In 2015, the competition was suspended by himself. He traveled around the world and free diving techniques, promoting his love of the ocean.
His underwater photography is popular in the world and the films with his wife such as Narcose, Ocean Gravity, Free Fall and Runnin are also grateful. Among them, Runnin is a short film created for American singer Beyoncé with a click-through rate of millions, which helps to pass on its diving activities and ideas to the world.

Perhaps it is this special preference for the ocean. He accepted the invitation of Panerai, which has deep roots in the ocean, and became the brand ambassador of the brand. They started the journey of exploring the ocean together. In the “PANERAI TRAITS” Chapter 3 “Ocean” digital short film released on March 20, 2018, his interpretation of the fun immersed in the ocean.

This free diving dive sneaked into the Villefranche-sur-Mer Bay near Nice, France, showing his enthusiasm and talent for free diving through narratives and stunning images. Nice is also the home of Guillaume Néry who was born, raised and promoted to be the king of free diving.

Since Guillaume Néry was free to dive 87 meters at the age of 20 that broken the first world record, he repeatedly surpassed the limits of free dive.

In 2015, he intended to break the world record again. Due to the mistakes made by the organizers, the final record was 10 meters deeper than expected, creating an amazing 139 meters. Unfortunately, he lost consciousness when he was a few meters away from the water, making the record invalid. But 139 meters is still the deepest dive distance in the history of free diving.

Guillaume Néry chose the LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 BMG-TECHT™ 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC – 47mm professional diving metal glass watch (PAM00692) from the Panerai.

The material cast into the case, bezel, crown and its protective device belong to metallic glass (bulk amorphous alloy) and it is made of special alloy like glass. The casting process avoids crystallization of the material, so that the atoms are no longer arranged in an orderly geometry. And it is more resistant to external shocks and magnetic fields.

The same style Panerai of Guillaume Néry LUMINOR 1950 PAM00692 men imitated watch

Panerai launched a total of seven watches at this year’s Geneva exhibition. In my impression, this should be the previous exhibition that Panerai launched the newest minimum watches. According to my analysis, this may be to warm up the SIHH to introduce more new models at the later exhibition. The new timings are particularly tall, and three of the seven models are special editions and one super special edition. This means that there are only three models that can be bought normally by ordinary fans. Radiomir is really heartbreaking.

Although the models that can be bought are really pitiful, it is always possible to appreciate them. Let’s start with this the Radiomir. Subjectively, my favorite thing in Panerai is the Radiomir series, which is thin, big and comfortable. So every year I look forward to the new Radiomir model, when I saw this year’s PAM00604 watch that 47mm 604 has a perfect design. And I was excited when the 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock, 12 o’clock dial layout.

I think the importance of these two indicators should not be explained too much by me. In short, the models that meet these two indicators have only appeared five times in the history of Panerai. Platinum 021 with Rolex movement in 1997, 232 in 2006, 294 in 2010, 379 in 2011 and 604 in this year. Now 021 has a high price, 232 is difficult to trace, 249 as a limited edition in Tokyo store, the version has only a poor 49 and the big gold shell of 379 is also very expensive.

Originally all-steel 604 can be the gospel of the vast majority fans from Panerai, but when people see the carving of the Florence illustration on the edge of the case, the whole heart will be broken. Heartbreak is not because the pattern is not good, but it means that ordinary fans can’t buy it. Of course, as a veteran fan, he is willing to have this timepiece that owns the sliver case called “Firenze” by the master, and readily accepts the price of 18,800 euros. But in the face of its limited edition of 99 and limited to strict conditions of Panerai Florence historical store in San Giovanni Plaza, there is no follow-up!

Is it rare to look at it from afar? Of course not, we can reproduce its beauty, letting it stay with you–replica Panerai Radiomir limited edition automatic Firenze Stainless Steel case black men watch PAM00604 with black crocodile leather strap. Rose gold markers and hands(with luminous coating) are obvious. Vintage Firenze pattern is engraved on the polished bezel. Screw down Swiss 316L Steel case has the Sapphire crystal transparent back, which is beautiful and luxury.

The perfect standard collections for successful men: wallets, belts and watches! Knowing the taste of a person largely depends on the “ornaments” that maybe people don’t care about. With the changes in economic conditions, aesthetic awareness, brand concept, consumption level and the different taste, many people have doubts about the choice of high quality watches. The blogger summed up the experience and lessons belong to many watch users, and provided a selection of re-enactment to list the methods for the reference of person.

The Necessary Introduction Knowledge on how to buy a right replica watch
First, the choice of timing shop. For novices, choosing the right watch store is a guarantee for yourself. More significant, the reliable sellers are the only way to go if people want to have a fine knock-off watch. The choice of watch shop should consider several aspects: the certain scale of the watch store, good reputation, perfect pre-sales and after-sales service. These are the external factors that must be considered when selecting the imitated watch.

Second, the choice of brand. Whether it is a novice or a senior watch fan, if you want to buy a knock-off watch, you must determine the brand and you need in terms of the following factors:
Brand grade: No matter where you are, some people will judge the value by brand. The more high-end brand re-enactment watch market feedback is relatively better. So if you have enough time, searching on the web is a good to know these things better.
Branded collections: After selecting a brand, novices occasionally get confused about a wide variety of different collections. For brand, more works is the key to attract customers and it can give more chose for person to have the right for themselves. For example, Panerai Luminor series does not have a high positioning of the Radiomir series. However, the Luminor series has Luminor Marina, Luminor 1950, Luminor 1950 8days, Luminor 1950 3 days and so on.

Third, the choice of style. Two methods: personal preference and physical comparison.
The style of the watch. Each brand has its own style, such as imitated Panerai PAM00511 stylish dial, which has special lugs and 44mm diameters case that are sought after by sports people.
The function of the watch. With the deep understanding of the watch, most watch fans will choose models with different functions. If you don’t divide the timepiece according to the complexity of the movement, but also the style function, there are common diving watches , flight watches, military watches, fashion watches And ordinary watches.

In addition to this, you can choose the matching watch according to your own conditions, such as identity, occasion, dress, use and so on. Of course, fashion and tend are also factors that cannot be ignored.

If a watch has a basic timing function, what kind of equipment do you want to have? Date-day, moon phase, perpetual calendar… In fact, for watches, the more functions are more attractive to consumers, which is the goal pursued by various watch brands. However, with the complete function, another problem is also to find a way: that is how to configure as many function display windows as possible in the limited space of the watch.

This problem has always been an unavoidable difficulty in the production of watches. Moreover, consumers are as obsessed with the appearance of watches as they are obsessed with watch movements. Therefore, this requires the watch production brand to deal with this problem. I have one imitated Panerai watch by accident, and this watch can be a good example to meet the need of the above mentioned requirements.

This watch uses the craftsmanship of the brand’s watch factory to perfectly restore the elegance of the watch. The combination of black and white makes the watch a classic. The Swiss 316 L steel case reveals the metal texture of the watch and is unforgettable. The leather strap makes the watch more suitable for the wrist, giving the user a comfortable experience. Let’s take a look at the details of the imitated Panerai watch PAM00499.

I like the white dial quite a few, which seems simple, while it has the complex design. This dial has the different size of Arabic numbers markers, add the funny feeling to the whole watch. The hands(with no second hand) are decorated with the luminous layer, which is normal but useful.

The round dots markers are also covered by the luminous. At night, the light round markers seem funny and cute. There is a date display window at 3 o’clock and a small dial at 9 o’clock. This distribution is simple and reasonable.

The round bezel matches the square case well, adding the feeling of modern to the timepiece. And sliver lugs connect the strap to the case firmly.

This knock-off timing has the thin crown with coin grain, and it is guarded well by the crown protector. Even though, it has easy operation for the customers.

Swiss 2824-2 movement is the good partner with knock-off watch. Not only for its cheaper price, but also for the high quality belongs to the strict process. And this watch works well, since I take it from online shop.

The black genuine leather strap feels soft, which is decorated with white stitching in unique way. While with the same tone stitching, in my opinion, this imitated watch will be more beautiful. So why not have this practical timing with nice price to decorate the daily life.

Panerai is the Italian watch brand that has been founded for more than a century, and it has been able to occupy the forefront of the world of watches with its enthusiasm for watches and its own craftsmanship. In addition, the brand’s fashion design has won a large number of consumers for Panerai. Recently, the brand has released the latest PAM00389 Luminor men watch.

This knock-off watch retains the label design of the Panerai Luminor watch while adding more black elements. In addition to the black setting on the surface, the black layer design is also used in the bezel. Coupled with the luminous layer decoration, the whole imitated watch combines fashion and function, which is quite attractive.

This knock-off Panerai Luminor 1950 watch PAM00389 has the 47mm diameter case that is made of metal. In addition to continuing the classic genes, the biggest highlight of this model is its ultra-high waterproof performance and its one-way rotating diving metal bezel.

This watch uses a lot of black decorations. The Panerai pointer and the time-scale (which are decorated with luminous layers) are traditionally designed on the panel, which contrasts strongly with black to increase overall readability.

The design of this watch has a characteristic that will make it a new Panerai timing, which is suitable for rotating metal bezel. Inspired by the model by Panerai for the Egyptian Navy in the 1950s. This is also for the safety of the wearer, it can be seen that the brand’s humanized service is very intimate.

The bridge of the crown does not change much, and it is also made of metal. This unique design of watch world not only better protects the crown but is one of signature genes of brand. And this design is also very convenient to use.

This replicated watch has a small seconds dial at nine o’clock and the luminous layer on both scales and hands for easy reading in low light conditions. In comparison, the presence of the date display window at three o’clock is a little worse. Even during the day, the recognition is not very high.

The back of watch is not designed with a sapphire crystal glass. And the bottom is easier to protect the watch movement, adding the life of your watch. This knock-off Panerai watch PAM00389 is equipped with the Kinetic (Automatic) movement. This configuration gives the watch plenty of power and allows the functional dials of watch to run smoothly.

The black calfskin strap is paired with white delicate lines, adding a touch of elegance and style to the strap. The Swiss 316L steel pin buckle is perfect for everyday wear and is also in line with the retro style of the watch.

Italy is a beautiful and magical country that I always has attraction about it. It has a special feeling for this country that combines ancient Roman history and culture with fashion and romance. Of course, it also has a special liking for Panerai, a watch brand originating in Italy. The blogger wants to show the Knock-off Panerai Luminor 1950 Watch PAM00524 with a perfect appearance to friends.

The dial structure of this imitated watch was designed by Panerai in the late 1930s. Consisting of two overlapping thin plates, the upper thin plate of the dial is hollowed out at the position corresponding to the time scale number. And the radiance of the luminous material is thus visible.

In order to make the timing clear and easy to read, the chronograph minute hand and the second hand are located at the center of the main dial. The blue seconds hand with the silver minute hand have a strong contrast with the pure design black dial. The sticks hour markers and numbers are displayed on the dial. With a date window at 3 o’clock and a small second at 9 o’clock, this imitated watch is more useful.

The imitated watch still uses its unique crown guard design, which first appeared on the original Panerai watch. Then it became the classic shape of Luminor watch and the iconic feature of the Panerai.

The fly-back of this watch (the essential difference between fly-back and retrograde: the retrograde is automatic, and the fly-back requires manual operation to complete the fly-back.) by the control of one button at 8 o’clock. It can instantly return the chronograph hand to the zero position and restart the operation immediately.

The back of the watch is designed with a sapphire crystal, which allows people to enjoy the function of movement. This fly-back chronograph is a part of the modern collection of the watch with a black leather strap. And the watch can be easily replaced with the Panerai replacement on the lugs.

If people can’t distinguish between genuine and imitated watches from the appearance, then we can start from the internal configuration analysis.

The difference between the real and the knock-off Panerai Luminor 1950 watch

The P.9100 Automatic Movement independently developed by Panerai is equipped inside the real watch. With the fly-back function, the running time indicator can instantly return to the zero position and start running again.

The replicated watch has Swiss 2824-2 Automatic Movement, which is the must-have for high-end replica watch. Swiss craftsmanship guarantees a smooth function of the movement. As the technology is relatively mature, the price is relatively low. It is also the basic movement of other watch brands. Relatively speaking, I still prefer the movement of this engraved watch.

The difference between real VS replica Panerai Radiomir PAM00384 watch
First, the movement. This replica has the Kinetic (Automatic) movement, while the real watch is equipped with Manual mechanical Cal.P.2002/3 movement. Due to the movement, two watch has unlike power reserve: the replica watch don’t need to operate it frequently. And the real one need to chain the watch after 192 H(almost eight days).

Second, the material. That two watches are all black. The real case and the buckle are all made of ceramic, while the replica watch case and buckle take the PVD Steel as the basic material. Though it is the same from the appearance, the feeling of the double watches are quite unique. For my opinion, the enamel case is more comfortable. As for the reason that ceramic material has a unique appearance and excellent hardness, scratch resistance, corrosion resistance and high temperature resistance, which is the top choice for high-end timepiece in watchmaking world for these years.

Third, the strap. The replica watch uses genuine leather, to make the strap. At the same time, this strap is paired with white stitching that is strong contrast with the black leather. The real one has the same color stitching with the black crown leather, offering more suitable and soft experience.

Forth, the display window. The real watch has the date and power reserve display windows stays at 3 o’clock and 6 o’clock, which seem a little fun and modern. Unfortunately, the replica watch doesn’t have these features.Maybe it wants to save money. But it does not affect the overall appearance of the watch.

Except the differences above, there seems all the details are the same. Ok, let’s have a look at this replica Panerai Radiomir PAM00384 Automatic black PVD Steel watch.

The watch has an all-black look. Whether its pillow – shaped Black PVD Steel case, the landmark sandwich structure dial, or with Black PVD Steel buckles calfskin strap, and all of these use the black design. The whole style of dial is simple, but functional.

The iconic elements on the dial, including large Numbers and hour markers, double hands, little second hand at 9 o ‘clock and linear power storage displays, all the details are covered with a layer of special light brown Super – LumiNova ® luminescent materials. It can make the mastery of time for wearer more intuitive, even in bad environments.

45mm diameter case is a little thick, which is 13mm. And the case is made of Black PVD Steel in the shape of Cushion. The appearance design of the watch chassis is in harmony with the whole. Through the sapphire crystal glass surface skeleton back, the watch will reflects the fine motor movements details for customers.

Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days PAM00672, 47mm, in-house P.3000 mechanical movement with manual winding. Hand-engraved watch case in 316 L stainless steel, a skid-proof crown whose side is engraved with a hexagonal flower. Sun-brushed black sandwich dial, baton and Arabic numeral hour markers, and two pencil-shaped hands filled with vintage luminescent material. A flower-de-luce and “FIRENCE” at 6 O’clock. Domed sapphire crystal and sapphire case back. Calfskin watch strap with hand-engraved pin clasp. Water resistant to 100 meters.

Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days PAM00672, launched in 2016, was limited to just 99 pieces and was exclusively available in Panerai’s historical boutique in Florence, Italy. It has already sold out today. Firence (Florence) is a historical and cultural city in central Italy, the original place of the great Renaissance in Europe. It’s here that Officine Panerai was established in 1860, so Florence is meaningful for Panerai. This is the reason why Panerai Radiomir men’s watch PAM00672 was only released in Florence, Italy. It seems that it was designed for Florence. Complicated craftsmanship and special edition show that a lot of watch fans would miss it. Best replica Panerai Radiomir 3 Days PAM00672 can help most realize their dreams.

More and more people set higher demands on Panerai replicas today. To satisfy them, watchmakers enhance their watchmaking techniques constantly. Today’s replica Panerai PAM00672 is honored as the best version. Is it worth buying? You will have your own decision after knowing about it.

Replica Panerai Radiomir 3 Days men’s watch PAM00672 is made well according to the data of the original edition. Dimension and details are the same as the original. After case in 316 L steel is finished, the hand-engraved craft follows, and it takes a craftsman approximate a week to complete. Relatively, hand-engraved case makes the watch be full of artistic beauty. The sandwich dial features higher readability in the dark condition. Sun-brushed surface shows infinite charm throughout domed sapphire crystal at any angle. Throughout sapphire case back, embossed look is attractive and stunning. The engraved replica P.3000 hand-wound movement makes a stir in the industry, and it is made perfectly as far as possible. When you see the engraved grain, you feel as if you were in a church in Florence, Italy. Refined decoration adds brilliance to the present high quality. Calfskin watch strap printed with flower-de-luce is fitted with embossed pin clasp in 316 L steel. Replica Panerai PAM00672 is water resistant to 50 meters.

Most of replica Panerai watches have rough, manly features, and they fit leisure and sport occasion. Different from them, replica Panerai PAM00672 looks more elegant and decent. It is the marriage of high quality and good craftsmanship, reliable and trustworthy.

To choose a right wristwatch resembles to look for a girlfriend. As long as you like it, it’s enough, but it is complicated to get a replica watch. Buyers pay attention to the exterior look, materials and the entire quality more in order to avoid to be cheated. Because of fancy price, many of watch fans turn to high quality replica watches. In fact, many of sellers pass off cheap fake watches as A+ replicas or genuine ones, so it’s not difficult any more to get a nice replica watch if you have wise eyes. First, you had better choose a reliable seller or online shop. Second, judge whether it is nice or not from product information, product details and entire performance. Attention! You have a knowledge bank on wristwatches first. A test is around the corner. Judge whether replica Panerai Radiomir S.L.C 3 Days Men’s watch PAM00425 is trustworthy or not according to the following information.

Contrast 1: Exterior Look
Panerai Radiomir S.L.C 3 Days Men’s watch PAM00425 presents the exterior look: the marriage of a cushion-shaped case with an onion-shaped crown and brown calfskin strap at 22-27mm wide. “OP” or “Panerai” logo is engraved on the crown, the clasp and the genuine leather band. The line-shaped lugs are an iconic feature of the Radiomir Collection. The sandwich dial and the iconic double hands filled with super luminescent materials give out bright green light in the dark condition. The design for sapphire case back allows owners to appreciate calibre P.3000 at leisure. From the contrast picture, you may find something. It’s hard to find something different from the both dials and the exposed movements through sapphire case back. The direct difference is the strap. The genuine one is fitted with a brown, smooth, hard calfskin strap, while the replica Panerai Radiomir PAM00425 comes with a light brown, suede and calfskin strap.

Contrast 2: Material Selection
I have already introduced the watch bracelet above, so I won’t talk too much. AISI 316 L steel applied to Panerai Radiomir PAM00425, and the line lugs are detachable to replace another bracelet conveniently. What about the replica Panerai watch? It’s made of 316 L steel, and the steel watch is polished well through mirror effect. Their sandwich dials both are protected by the domed sapphire crystal.

Contrast 3: Entire Quality
Believe that you have reached your conclusion. For now, replica Panerai Radiomir 3 Days watch PAM00425 is tough, powerful and durable. It is equipped with an automatic mechanical movement which came from Miyota, Japan. The movement is decorated as well as calibre P.3000 with manual winding. As a result, users can appreciate it through sapphire case back. It also shows that details determines quality. The replica P.3000 provides replica reference PAM00425 with approx 48 hours of power reserve. Now, have you reached your final conclusion?