The Panerai Challenger Trophy was commissioned by the Florentine watch brand Panerai to celebrate the achievements of junior sailors across the UK through a nationwide competition. The trophy design marks the first in a three-year series, with a different designer being nominated each year to create the piece.
The design had to reflect the nature of classic yacht building, so the use of wood as the primary material was a crucial element. We referenced the principles of yacht design and combined them with our vision of simple, striking, elegant shapes that offer a lightness and fluidity that appears effortless. This intention is well exemplified by this trophy which subliminally references these aspects with a lightness of touch and elegance of line and form.