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

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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 divers and a movie star are connected to this popular watchmaker.

The first wristwatch Officine Panerai made was the Radiomir, in 1936. Developed for Italian Navy divers, the Panerai Radiomir had a 47-mm-diameter Rolex Oyster case and a so-called “California dial.” From 1938 on, the Panerai Radiomir established itself as the go-to wristwatch for Navy commandos. And this was just the first of many versions of the Radiomir produced by Officine Panerai. The company updated the model and added features during World War II and in the years afterward. You’ll see all of these major innovations of the Panerai Radiomir, when you download this FREE WatchTime article.

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Collectors also seek out another famous model from Officine Panerai: The Luminor. The first Panerai Luminor was launched in the 1950s, with many other models to follow. The early Panerai Luminor guaranteed an eight-day power reserve and used a tritium-based luminous substance on the dial and hands. In the 1990s, Sylvester Stallone became a Panerai fan while shooting a movie in Italy. Shortly afterward, a new Panerai Luminor model made its debut, bearing the movie title and the actor’s nickname: the Luminor Daylight Slytech. For more about this rare watch and Stallone’s influence on Officine Panerai, download this FREE article now.

You will also learn about important watches produced in Panerai’s modern era as part of Richemont. Among them is a Panerai regatta-countdown chronograph, the Luminor Chrono Regatta. This Panerai Regatta watch was launched in honor of the Laureus regatta in 2003, and represents another nautical milestone for Officine Panerai. Only 399 pieces of this Panerai regatta watch were produced, and it is still in great demand among watch collectors. If you want to know more about it, read our new, FREE download.

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Watchtime Spotlight: Panerai is an exclusive compilation, never before printed in English, of 25 milestone Panerai watches. Reading it will make you an instant Panerai expert. Are you curious about the history of Officine Panerai? Are you considering buying a vintage Panerai Radiomir or Panerai Luminor? Do you want to expand your knowledge of this popular watch brand?  If you answered any questions with “yes”, you should download WatchTime Spotlight: Panerai, featuring milestone watches from the first Panerai Radiomir to the Panerai Luminor “L’Astronomo.”

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  • Why these 25 Officine Panerai watches are significant
  • How the Panerai Luminor and Panerai Radiomir got their names
  • The story of Sylvester Stallone’s personalized Panerai Luminor
  • What movements were inside the first Panerai Radiomir and Panerai Luminor
  • Specs of the first Panerai Regatta chronograph.

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This FREE Officine Panerai download can be read on all devices. To download it, please click on the teaser box below. We also invite you to have a look at our other FREE WatchTime Spotlight downloads, covering many other brands and watch models. If you need another reason to download Watchtime Spotlight: Panerai  — Milestone Watches, remember that WatchTime is the most respected watch magazine in the industry, and the only one in the U.S. to conduct independent tests of watches. If you’re interested in Officine Panerai and its leading models, the Panerai Radiomir and Panerai Luminor, take the opportunity to download WatchTime Spotlight: Panerai – Milestone Watches.

This promotional article was originally published is September 23, 2014, and has been updated.

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