- Wherever and whenever the spirit of adventure takes you, your wrist should be ready. Here, we present three limited-edition timepieces designed with exploration in mind.
Below the Surface
Purchasing Panerai’s 47 mm titanium and DLC-coated Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry Special Edition, a tribute to legendary free-diving champion Guillaume Néry, automatically grants you access to a once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity: a one-on-one diving session with Néry himself off the coast of Moorea in French Polynesia. There, lucky owners will test the Submersible’s 30-bar (300-meter) water-resistance rating, as well as pose for stunning photography with the professional-grade chronograph and its namesake. Limited to 15 pieces. $40,000; panerai.com
With a long history of producing aviation timepieces—and the rights to the trademarked “Pilot” name—it’s no surprise that Zenith is a favorite for world explorers. Just as discerning travelers like to mix up their surroundings, the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Silver mixes things up by featuring the brand’s first-ever brushed silver case. It also features an Elite 679 movement and an oversized crown that radiates originality, especially given the riveted look of its fuselage-inspired dial. The caseback has the engraved text “Zenith Flying Instruments,” proudly showing the brand’s adventurous heritage. A 50-hour power reserve and a hefty brown calfskin leather strap wrap up this rugged head-turner. Limited to 200 pieces. $7,700; zenith-watches.com
Touted as the only perpetual calendar that allows on-demand time and date adjustments between time zones (without risking the movement), the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Purity Cosmic Green is a fitting companion for avid globe-trotters. The non-branded dial exudes simplicity, while the leaf-shaped hands and big date display move according to the hand-wound HMC 800 movement. The white-gold case encompasses 32 jewels and boasts a seven-day minimum power reserve. A hand-stitched beige kudu leather strap with a white-gold clasp adds the finishing touch to this exclusive timepiece limited to only 50 samples. $60,000; h-moser.com