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​Is Panerai a Good Watch?

19th Sep 2022

Panerai Luminor Marina diver watch

Are you searching for luxury watches and need help selecting a good brand? As a watch enthusiast, you should consider a Panerai watch. It is one of the Italian brand's most popular Luminor series. Continue reading to learn about Panerai, including its history, features, and types of watches.

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History of Panerai Watches

With a history dating back over 160 years, Giovanni Panerai founded his watch shop Officine Panerai in Florence, Italy. His grandson Guido expanded his grandfather's shop and became the official supplier to the Royal Italian Navy. Rolex SA designed and manufactured all Panerai wristwatches except for the GPF 2/56.

Between the mid-1930s and 1970s, Giuseppe Panerai helped produce the first diving watches for professionals with the Marina Militare. The dials on the watches provide a luminous glow with Radiomir and Luminor. In 1993, Panerai stopped offering dive watches to the Marina and started selling its products on the market. Is Panerai a good watch brand to include in your luxury collections? History reveals that Panerai watches are durable and uniquely designed at a high level of craftsmanship.

Features of Panerai Watches

  • Titanium or recyclable steel alloy case and dial
  • Polished steel
  • Hour, minute, second, and date functions
  • Product warranty up to five years
  • Water resistant up to 300 meters
  • Incabloc anti-shock devices
  • Self-winding and power reserve
  • Bracelet links with a safety lock system
  • Metal, genuine leather, and rubber bracelets
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Individual Reference or PAM Number

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Man wearing Panerai Luminor

Types of Panerai Watches

  • Luminor
  • Luminor Due
  • Radiomir
  • Submersible

Luminor and Luminor Due are luxury lines of watches. Panerai introduced the Luminor watch line in 1950 and modernized its collection in the1990s. The brand premiered its Luminor Due line in 2018 with smaller models for women.

Panerai Radiomor is a Panerai watch line that started in the 1930s. These watches have several case styles comprising detachable wire lugs that are removable from the strap. The 1940 Radiomir models feature integrated spring bars. Examples of the Panerai Radiomir watches include the PAM00753, PAM00754, GMT PAM0065, and more.

If you are into dive watches, the Panerai submersible collection has a sporty dial and hands designs. Our newer version is a larger size at 42mm, which is water resistant up to 300m. It provides three days of power and features an automatic movement. We have the Panerai submersible PAM01229, PAM00692, 47 PAM00799, Carbotech 42 PAM00960, and other models.

Panerai store in Milan

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