Panerai, first known as Officine Panerai is a watch manufacture company started in Switzerland in the 1860’s by Giovanni Panerai. The company was the official supplier of the Italian Military Army. It was later on in 1997 bought by the Richemont SA Company in Switzerland which deals in the sale of luxury goods. Panerai majors in the production of watches for, Historic, contemporary and special editions. They produce their watches in limited and special editions only thus maintaining class, distinction and exclusivity, they are high end watches that command a costly retail price and there is always a long list for the most popular models.
Panerai produces a line of luxury watches which include the Panerai Luminor 1950 and many more. The watches are not listed in a particular order but they are the best watches of this time.
PANERAI LUMINOR 1950 (PAM 321)
Just like many other watch manufactures, the Panerai editions follow a common style and design. The have a high and legible dial, a large cushion case, flexible straps and a readable and legible font. Its case is made of brushless steel, it also has a unique-to-wear Panerai crown which is used to make the watch watertight, also comes with a small lever that once pulled releases the crown. The 321 comes is 44mm large and 19mm high, has amazing legibility even at night where the hour makers are filled with Panerai luminescent that shines at the simplest charge. Straps are easily interchangeable which modifies the watch to any character of the user. It’s powered by a 72hour reserve that’s easily chargeable, a power reserve indicator to show the user the hours remaining of full charge. Can be worn in the swimming pools, parties, office and so forth. Retails for $9,800 .
PANERAI SLYTECH WATCH.
This stainless steel watch was specifically made for American actor Sylvester Stallone in 1997 when he was filming the movie Daylight. He wore the watch during the movie, where only a limited 95 models were made. Stallone is one of the few people who managed to propel the Panerai watches into the big leagues, Stallone asked for 200 limited editions to be made with the word ‘Slytech’ Engraved on the back, where he handed some of the models to his friends and crew. Worth $400,000
PANERAI LUMINOR 1950 TOURBILLION EQUATION OF TIME WATCH.
Consists of a brown alligator strap a black dial, crown lock mechanism, antiglare sapphire Chrystal and a manual winding movement. It has a case made of solid titanium and measure 50mm long and 17mm, thick, has a power reserve that can last up to four days. It’s made to be water resistant up to 100m. Worth $248,400
PANERAI LUMINOR MARINA DESTRO
It’s a manual black dial watch that is 44mm in length and is water resistant to a point of 300meters.the power reserve lasts for 56 hours rechargeable, has a black dial with luminous numbers and hour makers. Goes for $170,000
PANERAI MARINA MILITARE
A limited edition watch made before panerai was bought by richemont in the early 1997.Has a closed case and a leather strap, a PVD case made of sapphire measuring 44mm. original price in 1997 was $15000 now goes for $400,000 in the Auction market.