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.

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 16: Panerai Luminor

Panerai Luminor - vintage

A little over a month ago, we covered the first of Panerai’s two flagship series: the Radiomir. This week we come to the second of the two, a series that while a little younger in age does not lack … [Read more...]

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

Rolex-IWC-Panerai trio

In this triple-feature watch test our 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 … [Read more...]

Blackout: 17 Black-on-Black Watches

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

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 … [Read more...]

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


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 … [Read more...]

Watches With Diamonds? Here Are Five That Men Can Actually Wear

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 5402B

Yes, we're talking men’s watches with diamonds. No, don’t click away from this post just yet.  I am aware that this is a bit of a tricky subject, since most men don’t like to wear diamonds. … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brands Are Most Likely to Increase in Value?

Patek Philippe Nautilus

It's a question watch collectors — especially new ones — always want answered, and one we at Fratellowatches have heard often: What brands offer watches that tend to increase in value over time? … [Read more...]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 10: Omega Speedmaster

Omega Speedmaster

For this week’s Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, we’re tackling one of the most significant watches in horological history — a universally known, collected, and loved chronograph: the Omega … [Read more...]

4 New Panerai Radiomir 1940 Watches Launch in Hong Kong

Panerai PAM624 - FRONT

It was a Radiomir 1940 roadshow for Panerai at Watches & Wonders last week in Hong Kong, with four new models introduced. The Radiomir 1940 embodies the purity and simplicity of the original … [Read more...]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 9: Panerai Radiomir

Panerai Radiomir - vintage

This week we shall be exploring the first of Panerai’s two trademark watches: the Panerai Radiomir. With the original prototype developed in 1936, and then available to the Italian Royal Navy in … [Read more...]

Dive Watches 101: What Did Divers Use Before Dive Watches?

Hard Hat Pocket Watch Case for divers

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 … [Read more...]

First Watch: U.S. Presidents and Their Timepieces

John F. Kennedy with Omega Ultra Thin

With the race for the 2016 presidential primaries already off and running, we felt it was the perfect time to share this feature on presidents and their watches from the WatchTime archives (December … [Read more...]

Officine Panerai — Milestone Watches From the First Panerai Radiomir to the Panerai Luminor “L’Astronomo”

WT Spotlight Panerai

Download this FREE article and expand your knowledge of 25 watches from Officine Panerai! Officine Panerai has a colorful history and many interesting watch models. WatchTime’s FREE Download, … [Read more...]

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

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio

The 2015 America's Cup begins in a few weeks, with British watch manufacturer Bremont as official timing partner and other brands sponsoring teams. In addition to sponsorships, some brands have … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: 10 Watches With That “Certain Something”


Some watches simply "have it" and some do not. These 10 timepieces, to me, have that certain something that sets them apart. Scroll down to see my choices. These are the watches introduced in 2014 … [Read more...]

Vintage Style: Watch Insider’s Top 10 Modern Re-Edition Watches


The vintage look is having a moment in the watch world right now, with many brands releasing modern takes on old classics. Here, in this article from my blog,, are my personal … [Read more...]

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


As summer begins to give way to fall, many of us may soon be longing for a trip to a desert island. Let's say one were to be stranded on such an island and only watch could come along. Which one to … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: The Black List


Should you currently be on the lookout for a "stealthier" or black-on-black dive watch (and we can't think of a reason why you shouldn't be), we at have selected nine different … [Read more...]

Borrowed Time: On the Waves With the Panerai Luminor 1950 Chrono Flyback Ceramica

Panerai Luminor Ceramica - map

As legions of Paneristi are aware, Officine Panerai has had a long association with the sea; the brand was, after all, established as a supplier of professional diving watches to the Italian Navy. … [Read more...]

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo (Video)

Panerai PAM00507 Luminor Submersible Bronzo

Among Panerai's Luminor Submersible collection of military-style diving watches, the one that most evokes the brand's Italian navy origins is the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve … [Read more...]

Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 Watches With NATO Straps

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronographe

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. New releases from recent Baselworld … [Read more...]

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Ceramica – 48 mm

Panerai PAM577 - front

Panerai's latest version of its Radiomir 1940 3 Days Ceramica, this week's Watch to Watch, blends history and modernity — with a contemporary, matte-black ceramic case and a minimalist dial inspired … [Read more...]

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

Cartier Montre Calibre de Cartier

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 … [Read more...]

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

Breitling Transocean Chrono GMT

A regular reader of, Nick Senn, inspired me to compile this Top 10 list recently, focusing on watch brands that offer models with in-house movements at what most aficionados would … [Read more...]

Press Release: WatchTime’s Newest E-Special Showcases the Watches of SIHH 2015

WatchTime SIHH 2015 E Special

New York City (NY);, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has announced its latest downloadable E-Special, collecting its complete coverage of the 2015 … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement

On my blog,, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, all released within the past few years, that have most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking … [Read more...]

Visconti’s See-Through Watch

Visconti's Scuba Abyssus 3000M watch with a bronze case

  In 2013, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Italian luxury-pen maker Visconti took a page out of Montblanc’s book: it launched a watch line. It’s a natural diversification for the … [Read more...]

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso

Paneristi, take note: available in a limited set of 300 pieces, the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso is as elegant as it is simple. In true Panerai style, its name is a mouthful, but it … [Read more...]

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

Piaget Altiplano Date

Many luxury brands, even those known more for their men's watches, released interesting top new ladies' watch collections, female watches and best ladies' watches in the recent months. Here, from my … [Read more...]

Throwing A Curve: The How, What, When, Where and Why Of Mainsprings

A. Lange & Söhne mainspring

  Our watch expert Gisbert L. Brunner knows better than anyone else that mainsprings perform herculean tasks. With a maximum thickness of just 75/1,000 mm, they develop strong torque, which … [Read more...]

Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso

Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso - 44 MM

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 … [Read more...]