GUILLAUME NÉRY PANERAI’S BRAND AMBASSADOR
THE FRENCH CHAMPION FOR CONSTANT WEIGHT FREE-DIVING IS THE STAR OF THE CHAPTER NAMED “MARE” (THE SEA) IN THE SERIES PANERAI TRAITS AND IS A WORLDWIDE AMBASSADOR OF OFFICINE PANERAI.
Guillaume Néry, the French free-diving champion who has broken four world records and won two Constant Weight World Free-Diving Championships, is a brand ambassador of Officine Panerai.
The partnership with Officine Panerai, which will run for two years, begins with the Panerai Traits project, in which Guillaume Néry is the star of the third chapter “MARE” of the series devoted to the historic link between Panerai and the world of the sea.
Since he broke his first world record at the age of just 20, free-diving to a depth of 87 metres, Guillaume Néry has raised the limits of this discipline several times. In 2015 he reached the incredible depth of 139 meters in a world record attempt, 10 metres deeper than expected, due to an error of measurement from the organizers. Unfortunately, Guillaume lost consciousness a few metres from the surface and the record couldn’t be validated. It remains the deepest dive in freediving competition history.
In 2015 Guillaume Néry retired from competition and since then he has devoted himself to communicating his passion for the sea through meetings, training and expeditions all over the world. The underwater images created by Guillaume Néry are among the most famous ever made and several of his videos created in collaboration with his wife – Narcose, Ocean Gravity, Free Fall, and Runnin, which was created for the American singer Beyoncé – have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, helping to disseminate his activities and also his philosophy all over the world. As described by Guillaume Néry, diving is an internal experience, not just a way of exploring the sea but also a means of knowing oneself, facing danger and solitude, and accepting the psychological and climatic pressures which exist at the bottom of the sea.
On his wrist, Guillaume has chosen to wear the Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM1389, a model from Panerai’s Divers Professional watch collection, water-resistant to a depth of 300 metres.
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