SPORTS WATCHMAKING BRAND Officine Panerai has become the partner of the Pole2Pole expedition, the two-year project of circumnavigating the globe through land and sea, passing through the two poles, led by Swiss-South African explorer Mike Horn aboard Pangaea. This is the fourth partnership between the two parties.
With the aim of inspiring adventures, environmental awareness and sharings, Horn began his expedition from 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, The Shark Project was implemented, with the aim of raising awareness about the global issues of the ocean, and to engage and connect with existing local South African programmes.
Horn left Cape Town and sailed to the Antarctic, which he crossed on skis via the South Pole. He will then navigate the Pacific through the islands of Oceania to Asia, where he will travel parts of New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Once in Asia, he will head to the summit of the virgin peaks in India, followed by a journey through the tundra in Kamchatka, before setting sail for the great north. The athlete will then attempt another crossing, this time of the Arctic via the North Pole. Following this, Horn will sail through Greenland and conclude his adventure by navigating back to Monaco.
Sharing the passion for the sea and environmental awareness of the explorer, Officine Panerai has given Horn a 47mm Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio, which is water-resistant to 300m.
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