Sail on: Simon Hasan designs the 2019 Panerai Challenger Trophy

London-based designer Simon Hasan, whose works intertwine craftsmanship and industrial processes to supremely elegant effect, has announced his first public award project.

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The Panerai Challenger Trophy 2019 was commissioned by the Florentine watch brand to celebrate the achievements of junior sailors across the UK who have overcome adversity through the power of sailing. It is also inspired by the brand’s restoration and ownership of the 1930s heritage yacht, Eilean. Hasan took his lead from both to create an award that ‘is reminiscent of the fleeting shapes that are part of the sailing experience: a billowing sail; a wave; the lines of the hull, and that ultimately encourages personal reflection and thoughtfulness.’ §

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