Legendary Watches: Panerai Luminor
Luxurious, sporty, and masculine, yet sleek and understated: Those words sum up the Panerai Luminor. The Luminor is the most coveted model from the Italian watch manufacturer Officine Panerai. The brand has been around since the end of the 19th century when it was founded in Florence. It began as a specialist producer of precision nautical instruments, but soon entered the world of watchmaking.
Legendary Watch Brands: Officine Panerai – Luxury Watches with a Sporty Touch
Officine Panerai’s traces its history back to 1869 in Florence, Italy. The watch manufacturer began as a specialist producer of precision nautical instruments for the Italian Navy. Panerai was the first company to use the luminous material Radiomir, which made watch dials readable in the dark. The Radiomir and Luminor are the brand’s most famous watch models. Both timepieces were initially made exclusively for military special forces; it wasn’t until 1993 that they were made available to the public in limited numbers. Since 2004, Panerai has been producing their own top-notch movements at a production facility in Switzerland. Giovanni Panerai and the Foundations of the Brand In 1869, Giovanni Panerai established himself as a watchmaker in Florence. He…