Blancpain - New world record for Gianluca Genoni

This morning in Rapallo, the world record holder in deep apnea Gianluca Genoni, ambassador of the Blancpain brand, set a new world record by descending to a depth of -160 metres in 3 minutes and 41 seconds. The champion, who had to postpone his planned attempt yesterday due to adverse sea conditions, had the Suex Xk1 underwater scooter and a special safety jacket developed by Mares researchers at his disposal during his descent. This was the 18th record achieved by Genoni, who two years ago had set the first world record for technical apnea with an electric propulsion system, with a dive to a depth of 152 metres. On his wrist is a Blancpain 500 Fathoms.