INTERVIEW: Mike Horn, World Explorer, Panerai Ambassador from HODINKEE on Vimeo.
Mike Horn operates on a 30-hour day, 24 just didn't make sense to him. He divides the day into six five-hour intervals broken up concisely into sleeping, eating, working, walking, and whatever else he may have to do that day. Horn has traveled around the world on the equator three times without the help of a motorized vehicle. He's swam the entire length of the Amazon river with a broken knee. He's circumnavigated the arctic circle by himself (it took him two years and three months). He did so with a specially developed, tripled cased Panerai on his wrist. While many explorers have taken to wearing digital watches on expeditions, where Horn goes, a digital instrument would simply freeze, so everything must be mechanical.