The first round of the 2018 Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge Les Voiles d’Antibes (Mediterranean Tour) was held in Antibes, France from May 30th to June 3rd. Florentine sports watch brand Panerai has sponsored a number of ‘sea ladies’ to participate in this internationally renowned event for the 14th consecutive year.
Guillaume Néry, the French free diving champion, was specially invited to this event. He just became Panerai brand ambassador this year. Guillaume Néry appeared wearing a Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio (PAM01389). This masterpiece from the Panerai Divers Professional series has excellent antimagnetic performance, up to 40,000A / m (Amps / meter), which is more than the level prescribed by the International Standards of the Swiss Watch Industry Standards (NIHS 90-10) Eight times higher and water-resistant to 300 meters. Néry’s two-year partnership with the brand will further consolidate the close and long-standing relationship between Panerai and Sea World.
The winners of each group were Mariska (big boat group), Eva (classic sailing group), Resolute Salmon (classic sailing group) and Tabasco 5 (traditional spiritual group).
Built in 1908 by the Scottish shipyard William Fife, Mariska, an international 15-meter sailing ship, leads the big ship group and wins all four related races. Another 17.5-meter sailing ship, Eva, manufactured by Fife and launched in 1906, won the crown of the classical sailing group with four wins and two victories, ahead of the winning Chinook (1916) and the United States built in 1913 Olympian, a dhow built by P-Class. The classic sailing group was won by Resolute Salmon. The sailing boat was produced by the Pichavant shipyard and launched in Brittany, France in 1976. She won four games and three wins in the classic two-masted sailing group, defeating another hot opponent of the Panerai Tour-two quarterly championships Il Moro di Venezia I and Sagittarius (1971). Tabasco 5 has won three championships and one runner-up in the traditional spiritual category. The title of his king deserves his name.
Panerai crowned the four winners with four high-end timepieces. The timepiece is a Panerai clock (PAM00641). This table clock is equipped with S.L.C. sandwich clock dial, which is the most mysterious and minimalist design in the history of Panerai. It was first created in the late 1930s. It is marked with sticks and dots as the hour. The magnifying effect of the curved mirror mask of the glass ball allows people to appreciate the details engraved on the black clock dial, including the words ‘8 days’ representing the eight-day power reserve.
The Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge was held in Santo Stefano, Tuscany, from June 13 to 17, the second round of the race, the Argentario Sailing Week. stay tuned.