Giovanni Panerai opened his watchmaker’s shop in Florence in 1860.
In 1936 the Italian Navy asked Panerai to make a reliable, water-resistant watch for their special commando unit, the result was the Radiomir.
Soon after Panerai patented a new luminescent material developed to make its watches readable in the dark. They used the same name for their new watch model and the iconic Luminor was borne.
The Radiomir and Luminor models are true classics, they look as fresh and stylish today as they did nearly seventy years ago’.
The timeless ragged simplicity and elegance of those early models continues to attract buyers and collectors interested in watches of individual style and character.