The one thing everyone wants more of is time. So why not wear it in the form of Panerai watches?
The history of these timeless watches started in Florence, Italy. It’s where founder Giovanni Panerai opened his first shop and watchmaking school in 1860. Many of his first watches were made for the Royal Italian Navy. These Panerai watches were resilient instruments that could hold up to all kinds of extreme environmental conditions. One of the watchmaker’s master accomplishments was patenting the Radiomir in 1916. This was a radium paste-like powder that made the dials of sighting instruments more clear and bright.
Radiomir later became the name of Panerai’s classic collections: the Radiomir and Radiomir 1940. The Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days Accacio is one elegant timepiece with a calf leather strap in Monte Carlo Gold. It features a self-winding movement and a black dial that illuminates in the dark. As with all Panerai watches for sale, bracelets and straps come in a range of types and colours. There’s soft buffalo and sturdy alligator in hues from mustard to light blue. These accessories can also be purchased separately to personalize a pre owned Panerai. Prices vary according to material.
The Panerai Luminor is another cult classic collection by the Italian watchmaker. All parts of the first Luminor were made in-house, even the movement—this element often gets purchased externally. The Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT was perhaps one of the first watches to set off the trend in oversize yet classy watches. More than 50 years later, the Luminor is still seen on the wrists of stylish celebrities today, proving that it truly is a timeless piece.
Another knockout among Panerai watches is the Luminor Marina 8 Days Oro Rosso. It stands out for its polished 18 ct. red gold case. The dial is a masculine brown under an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The reason this Panerai Luminor has “8 Days” in its name goes back to history. For the Italian Navy, Panerai used a 16-ligne Angelus calibre that could run for eight days without ever being wound. This was a long-enough power reserve for the needs of the navy. Today, this Panerai Luminor carries a P.5000 calibre that powers for more than a week.
To get the Panerai price of any of these beauties, inquire within your local certified luxury watch dealer. Whether it’s new or used, Panerai watches will meet the minimalist aesthetics of the modern watchwearer.