PANERAI

Officine Panerai is a European luxury watch brand. Panerai was launched in 1860. Today, Panerai watches are produced in Switzerland while headquarters is based in Italy. Some of the Panerai watches feature in-house calibers while others and have ETA calibers. The frogmen of the Italian military division Decima Flottiglia MAS used Panerai watches in World War II. Among the more popular Panerai watches are the Panerai Luminor, Panerai Luminor Chrono Daylight 44mm, Tuttonero Luminor 1950 3 days GMT Automatic Ceramica, Panerai Luminor Marina. Many Panerai fans (Paneristi) engage in Panerai forums and often look for custom Panerai watch straps. Our Panerai page includes Panerai reviews, Panerai watch news and exclusive tests of Panerai watches, with current Panerai prices and more details for fans of Panerai watches. Read about all the latest Panerai models. We frequently update our Panerai section with Panerai mens watches and Panerai for ladies, with Panerai watch prices and tech specs.

This is our Panerai content section. Please scroll down to find Panerai news, Panerai reviews and other Panerai updates. WatchTime is America’s no. 1 watch magazine, our website watchtime.com is among the fastest-growing watch websites worldwide. We have the largest tablet circulation and highest social media fan base of any watch magazine, including Panerai live posts. Our watch database has more than 24,000 watches, among them many Panerai watches. WatchTime’s editors are trusted and respected as the world’s leading watch journalists.

Our content section covers the most popular Panerai watches, new Panerai watches, the best Panerai watches in the world and also look at the best Panerai watch reviews to help you find the perfect watch for you. Read our posts about top rated Panerai watches and the best Panerai watches reviews and make sure to also narrow your search down by date, for example by looking for the best Panerai watch 2014 or top 10 Panerai watches 2013 and popular Panerai watches 2015 – or even new Panerai watches rumored to be launched in 2016. We will help you answer the questions: what is the best Panerai watch, what are the top rated Panerai watches? Even for collectors it sometimes can be difficult to decide on the coolest Panerai watch or even the best Panerai watch in the world. That’s why WatchTime covers many timepieces, on our database and the blog, news or reviews section. There you will find men’s Panerai watches and women’s Panerai watches as well as the best Panerai watches for men and the best Panerai watches for women. For budget conscious aficionados we also look into more affordable Panerai watches and and address the all-important issue of what is the best Panerai watch for the money and what are the best Panerai watches values one can expect. Don’t be discouraged if you need more time than expected to find the right watch, head back to WatchTime frequently to not miss any of our top ten Panerai watches news, top rated Panerai watches reviews or best new Panerai watches blog posts.

Press Release: Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier & More – The History of Wristwatches

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New York City (NY); America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has released a “A Wristwatch Timeline: The First 100 Years,” a comprehensive feature tracing the history of the wristwatch. Starting in the pivotal year of 1914, this illustrated timeline depicts the most important watch models and watch-industry milestones of the last century. … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: How Swatch Helped Rescue the Dive Watch

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The quartz watch revolution (aka "quartz crisis") of the 1970s affected not only the watch industry in general, but also, of course, the dive watch category within it. Considering the number of model launches, innovations and constant improvements to such watches in the 1960s and the first half of the '70s, the '80s and early '90s were a rather dark time for dive watches by comparison. … [Read more...]

Blackout: 17 Black-on-Black Watches

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Blue-on-blue isn't the only popular watch-color trend of recent years. "All-black" watches, with ebony-colored cases, dials, and straps, have also remained popular. Nearly every watch brand, from mass-market and inexpensive to pricey and high-end, now makes at least one black-on-black model. Here are 17 watches that, like Johnny Cash and goth teens, are clad in black from top to bottom. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, or ultra-technical timepieces, that so far most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are my top 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Enjoy this collection of my favorite ultra-technical watches and extraordinary timepieces. Leave a comment at the end of this post if … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: How the Rotating Bezel Landed on the Dive Watch

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In the third part of our series on the basics of the dive watch, we at Diveintowatches.com explained about how its most characteristic feature works. In this week's edition, we dive a little bit deeper and discover its origins. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Watches Under €10K With In-House Movements

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A regular reader of Watch-Insider.com, Nick Senn, inspired me to compile this Top 10 list last year, focusing on watch brands that offer models with in-house movements at what most aficionados would consider affordable prices. Here we re-present the list, with links to more info on several of the watches. … [Read more...]

Naval Gazing: WatchTime Tests The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT

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The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT, inspired by a vintage watch used by the Italian navy, features the brand’s P.9001 in-house movement. WatchTime put both wristwatch and caliber to the test in this feature originally published in the magazine's print edition. Click here for the full report, accompanied by Nik Schölzel's stunning original photos. … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: The Challenge of Proving Your Dive Watch is “Extreme”

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In 1953, the first dive watches featuring a rotating bezel appeared. They started with a depth rating of about 100 meters. It took another 10 years for makers of serially produced dive watches to reach the symbolic 1,000-meters mark. And, as we at Diveintowatches.com have discovered, achieving this milestone might have been considerably less difficult than proving it. … [Read more...]

If You’ve Got a Boat, Regatta Watch: 5 Yachting Watches

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Regatta season is in full swing during the summer months, and several purveyors of luxury watches have developed timepieces specifically suited for competitive sailing and other nautical activities, often with some version of the all-important regatta countdown function. Here we run down five yachting and regatta watches and reveal why they're ideal companions out on the waves. … [Read more...]

Opening Acts: Testing Entry-Level Watches from Rolex, IWC, and Panerai

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In this triple-feature watch test from our October 2010 issue, writer Alexander Krupp and photographer Nik Schölzel test a trio of entry-level timepieces from Rolex, IWC and Panerai that offer an entrance into the luxury-watch world for a relatively modest price. … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brands Spent the Most on Advertising in 2013?

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As we reveal in our July-August issue, on sale July 15, watch brands spent almost half a billion dollars on advertising in the U.S in 2013. The total was $492.68 million: a record high, and up 23.3 percent from the 2012 total. That figure comes from Kantar Media, which each year compiles estimates of ad spending for a range of different products. The figures for 2013 signal that the U.S. watch market is still growing, especially as Swiss luxury brands turn their sights back from China to this … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: 4 New Vacheron Constantin Watches Debut at Moscow Boutique

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Vacheron Constantin recently opened a new boutique in Moscow. As is the brand's tradition when opening a new flagship store, new limited edition watches are being introduced to coincide with it. (For example, Vacheron inaugurated its Paris boutique with a series of very nice pink gold and guilloche-dial watches and with the very stylish 1972 Prestige. For its new Russian store, Vacheron is introducing black-dial versions of 4 of its most iconic models. … [Read more...]

Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso

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The latest release from the Panerai Luminor 1950 collection is the Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso - 44 MM, which comes in a polished rose-gold case (oro rosso in Italian, a nod to Panerai's Florentine origins) and features Panerai's manual-winding in-house movement, Caliber P.2002, which powers the watch's lengthy eight-day power reserve. … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Luxury Watches from SIHH 2014

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At the big watch shows, the brands tend to promote their halo products – the ones with all the bells and whistles, and the highest prices. These products also tend to grab the headlines because, let’s face it, “three-hand watch” is not as sexy as “triple titanium tourbillon.”  However in the real world, most of us will not purchase the triple tourbillon. Fortunately for those of us who don't have as much dough as Pizza Hut, several brands presented new and noteworthy watches in the … [Read more...]

Press Release: WatchTime E-Special: The Watches of SIHH 2014

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New York City (NY); America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has published its latest E-Special, "The Watches of SIHH 2014." This digital download edition contains WatchTime's complete coverage of the new watches, trends, and industry news from the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), an exclusive annual event for the luxury watch industry, which takes place in Geneva and showcases important watch brands premiering their latest watches. … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: Collecting the World’s Smallest Dive Watches

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There is good news for all those watch enthusiasts struggling with watch sizes beyond 42 mm... and even better news for boys-at-heart that occasionally recall their beloved Hasbro “G.I. Joe Hard Hat Diver” figure from 1968 (that's Ref. 7620, should you be wondering about it right now): Not unlike the available after-market parts and accessories for our beloved watches, there are also a lot of accessories available for those 12-inch action figures. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Asks: Which of These 5 Watches Would You Take to a Desert Island?

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Temperatures in Vienna, where I reside, reached 36° Celsius this week (that's almost 97° Fahrenheit for you Americans) — and the heat wave put me in mind of a desert island. Let's say one were to be stranded on such an island and only watch could come along. Which one to take? I know — not an easy decision for a watch lover. But how about if I narrow it down? … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 Watches That Deserve a Re-Edition

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Ever since the revival of mechanical wristwatches in the 1990s, brands are eager to re-launch some of their successful models from the past. This makes total sense, since some of the brands out there have an impressive and interesting history behind some of their watches. The most famous ones are, of course, the TAG Heuer Monaco and Carrera, the Omega Seamaster PloProf, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea, more or less all Panerai's models, and so on. But what about some of these historic watches that … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

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Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one of my favorite complications. For all chronograph fans like myself, I have compiled a top 10 list of my personal best chronographs and best chronograph watches here and on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. All watches are relatively new, either from 2013 or 2014. The list will be updated throughout the … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: What Did Divers Use Before Dive Watches?

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When Rolex and Blancpain launched their first wristwatches for divers in the early 1950s they did, in fact, create the archetype of the modern dive watch, thanks to the development of the quintessential rotating bezel. However they did not invent the first watch used by divers. … [Read more...]

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT 24H: A Panerai Watch for Travelers

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Panerai first became renowned for its distinctively masculine divers' watches. Now the Swiss watch brand with Florentine roots has released a watch suited for world travelers: the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT 24H, the first Panerai watch to contain the new manufacture Caliber P.9003. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Which Watch Brands Are Most Likely to Increase in Value? (Part 1)

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It's a question watch collectors — especially new ones — always want answered: What brands offer watches that tend to increase in value over time? In this week's Fratello Friday, I'll attempt to provide guidance on this, not so much from facts and figures but based on experience, and on opinions that I have heard through the years. … [Read more...]

Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 Military Watches With NATO Straps

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In recent years I've taken to "pimping out" my new and old watches, some of them military watches, by replacing their original straps with colorful NATO straps. At this year's Baselworld, I found that I may have helped start a military watches trend, as I saw many new watches that had these military-style cloth straps as original equipment. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I showcase 10 of these military watches. … [Read more...]

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio “PCYC 10 Years of Passion”

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To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of producing special-edition watches for its Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge (PCYC), Panerai has released a limited-edition anniversary timepiece, the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio "PCYC 10 Years of Passion 2005-2014," limited to only 50 pieces worldwide. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: 10 Things to Know

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Over the next few weeks you’ll be reading quite a bit about Baselworld. What is Baselworld exactly? Why is it so important? What happens there? Can I go? For the answers to these and more questions, read on. We’ve put together a list of 10 watch-centric FAQs, complete with images taken inside and outside the main hall, so you'll have all the basic facts about the huge show that gets under way this week.    … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 15 Ladies’ Watches: Are These the Best Ladies’ Watches of the Year?

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Many luxury brands, even those known more for their men's watches, released interesting new ladies' watch collections, female watches and top ladies' watches in the recent months. Here, from my blog Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for the best watches for women, most beautiful ladies' timepieces, top ladies' watches and best ladies' watches presented in 2013, 2014 and 2015 so far.A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia AutomaticThis is what I would call an understated luxury object in … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com presents 14 historic Audemars Piguet watches in an exclusive download.

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents a downloadable feature showcasing 14 milestone watches from Audemars Piguet. “WatchTime Spotlight: Audemars Piguet” can be downloaded here: http://www.watchtime.com/downloads/14-millestone-audemars-piguet-watches-from-the-first-minute-repeater-to-the-audemars-piguet-royal-oak/ The watches featured range from early timepieces like the Swiss brand’s first minute repeater in 1892 to … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 8 Panerai Watch Images from SIHH

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Panerai was among the many luxury watch brands that introduced its newest timepieces at SIHH 2014 in January. Many of these new Panerai watches won't be available at retail until later this year, but until then, you can adorn your desktop with these eight downloadable wallpaper images featuring new watches and movements introduced by Panerai. … [Read more...]

7 Rare Watches at Antiquorum’s 40th Anniversary Auction

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Geneva-based Antiquorum Auctioneers turns 40 this year, and it is celebrating with an auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces,” to be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, on Saturday, February 22. Among the highlights of the more than 250 timepieces on the block are a rare, steel Patek Philippe chronograph; a prototype Richard Mille tourbillon watch; and several vintage Rolexes. … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com goes beyond 23 historic Cartier watches in an exclusive download.

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents a downloadable feature showcasing 23 milestone watches from Cartier. “WatchTime Spotlight: Cartier” can be downloaded here: http://www.watchtime.com/downloads/milestone-cartier-watches-from-the-cartier-santos-to-the-calibre-de-cartier/.The watches featured range from early, iconic pieces like the original Cartier Santos to modern innovations like the Calibre de Cartier. In … [Read more...]