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.

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

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Spring is around the corner, and regatta season will be in full swing before you know it. 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...]


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

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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, WatchTime Spotlight: Panerai - Milestone Watches from the First Panerai Radiomir to the Panerai Luminor L'Astronomo, shows you the 25 most important timepieces in the history of Officine Panerai. Expand your knowledge about classics like the Panerai Luminor and Panerai Radiomir and learn how Navy … [Read more...]


Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 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 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 watches. … [Read more...]


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

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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, Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for 10 of the best of these re-editions that have debuted within the past few years. Many will have you asking yourself if they are old or new. … [Read more...]


Two New Panerai Watches Feature Linear Equation-of-Time Function

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Panerai added a new complication to its lineup at SIHH 2015, and it did so in a very Panerai way: the brand's first Equation of Time function debuts in both a new Radiomir 1940 and Luminor 1950 watch, represented on the dial by a linear scale. Scroll down to read more on the new watches, both of which boast an eight-day power reserve. … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s Top 10 Watches to Watch… What Was Your Favorite?

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Every week, we pick one watch to showcase in our "Watch to Watch" feature, which covers candidates from large, popular brands as well as smaller brands and independent watchmakers. Here we spotlight the most popular "Watches to Watch" of the past few years, based on page views. What are your personal favorite watches to watch? … [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 recently, 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...]


Monochrome Monday: Panerai Mare Nostrum Titanio 52mm Debuts at SIHH 2015

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Panerai and the sea are eternally linked. Our friends at Monochrome-Watches note that this strong bond has been embedded within the DNA of the company from the start. The Panerai Marina Militare was the first truly underwater watch that was made for the Italian military divers to time accurately their operations during the WWII. Panerai is known for big watches, minimal in character and unique in appearance. However, Panerai has produced a wide variety of naval instruments and other unique … [Read more...]


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

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Winter is here, and the chilly temperatures have put me — and, I'd guess, many of you — 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...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: A (Very) Few Dive Watch Highlights from SIHH 2015

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At last year's SIHH, IWC launched a whopping 15 new Aquatimer models, and Cartier introduced its very first true dive watch, the Calibre de Cartier Diver. This year, at SIHH 2015, the dive watch pickings were rather slim in comparison. … [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...]


Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, 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 prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Leave a comment at the end of this post if you want to add your own favorites. … [Read more...]


Audio: 12 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2015

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At SIHH 2015 in Geneva, I had the chance to chat with 12 watch industry executives, from 11 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces introduced at the show and what lies ahead in 2015. Follow the links below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Here Are 19 Of The New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

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The 2015 edition of Geneva's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) kicks off tomorrow, and WatchTime will be reporting live on the new watches introduced at the fair. Many watch brands exhibiting at SIHH have already teased us with some of the new products they will launch there. Scroll down to get a glimpse of WatchTime's pre-SIHH coverage. … [Read more...]


Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days – 47 mm “Paneristi Forever”

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Many watch brands have their communities of diehard fans, but few can match the intense devotion of the Paneristi, the group of Panerai watch enthusiasts that have met regularly for 13 years on the independent, online forum www.paneristi.com to share their passion for the brand. Panerai has rewarded its most loyal supporters with a limited-edition watch in their honor. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

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At SIHH 2015 this week, Panerai Panerai debuted the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica - 44 mm. This new model surrounds the P.9100 manufacture chronograph movement with a high-tech matte-black case fashioned from synthetic ceramic based on zirconium oxide. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech

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Panerai has launched several new versions of the Submersible, its hyper-masculine, professional-grade divers' watch. The most unusual is the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: Which Watch Brands Are Most Likely to Increase in Value?

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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...]


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...]


Pushing the Envelope: 6 Unconventional Chronograph Watches

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A growing number of chronographs have push-pieces in unorthodox places. In this WatchTalk article from our January-February 2014 issue, we explore several of them, including a modern-day take on a vintage Omega watch and a Bovet timepiece that can shift from wristwatch to pocketwatch to table clock with the push of a button. … [Read more...]