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Panerai’s Luminor Due Gets A Lunar Twist : Luminor Due Luna

Panerai’s Luminor Due Gets A Lunar Twist : Luminor Due Luna

Watches and Wonders Takes Up Residence In Hainan For Three Months

Watches and Wonders Takes Up Residence In Hainan For Three Months

Moonphases To Love and Covet: A Complication That Trumps Want over Need

Moonphases To Love and Covet: A Complication That Trumps Want over Need

Panerai Gets Complicated: The New Luminor Due Luna

Panerai Gets Complicated: The New Luminor Due Luna

Behind Big Names And Under The Radar: Great Underdogs Of The Watch World

Behind Big Names And Under The Radar: Great Underdogs Of The Watch World

Richemont Announces Double-Digit Sales Growth In The First Quarter of 2022

Richemont Announces Double-Digit Sales Growth In The First Quarter of 2022

Is Sustainable Luxury Possible? Watch How These Brands Do It Right!

Is Sustainable Luxury Possible? Watch How These Brands Do It Right!

In Conversation With Jean Marc Pontroué, CEO of Panerai On The New Collections, Partnerships & More

In Conversation With Jean Marc Pontroué, CEO of Panerai On The New Collections, Partnerships & More

The Most Noteworthy Perpetual Calendars Of 2022

The Most Noteworthy Perpetual Calendars Of 2022

Surf Those Waves With The Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition

Surf Those Waves With The Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition

Mother’s Day 2022 : Gifting Guide Of 6 Luxury Watches – Part 2

Mother’s Day 2022 : Gifting Guide Of 6 Luxury Watches – Part 2

Happy Earth Month: Celebrating Eco-Friendly Watchmaking

Happy Earth Month: Celebrating Eco-Friendly Watchmaking

Decoding the Destro: Will Left-Handed Watches Now be a Thing?

Decoding the Destro: Will Left-Handed Watches Now be a Thing?

Watches & Wonders 2022: Let’s get Physical

Watches & Wonders 2022: Let’s get Physical

Panerai drops a Luminor GoldtechTM Calendario Perpetuo

Panerai drops a Luminor GoldtechTM Calendario Perpetuo

Watches And Wonders 2022: Panerai- Submersible QuarantaQuattro Luna Rossa Striking The Right Balance

Watches And Wonders 2022: Panerai- Submersible QuarantaQuattro Luna Rossa Striking The Right Balance

Watches & Wonders 2022 : PANERAI – The new mid-sized QuarantaQuattro in a new size and material

Watches & Wonders 2022 : PANERAI – The new mid-sized QuarantaQuattro in a new size and material

What is Watches and Wonders 2022? What Can We Expect?

What is Watches and Wonders 2022? What Can We Expect?

Panerai Goes The Crypto Way With ​​The Radiomir Eilean Experience Edition

Panerai Goes The Crypto Way With ​​The Radiomir Eilean Experience Edition

Celebrate the many shades of a woman with Panerai’s Luminor Due

Celebrate the many shades of a woman with Panerai’s Luminor Due

Celebrating Love: Top 6 Valentine’s Day Watches

Celebrating Love: Top 6 Valentine’s Day Watches

Panerai: Is Bigger Always Better?

Panerai: Is Bigger Always Better?

A Glimpse of the History of India and the Watch World

A Glimpse of the History of India and the Watch World

Watches and Sports: Can I wear my watch?

Watches and Sports: Can I wear my watch?

Top 6 Christmas Watches To Gift In 2021

Top 6 Christmas Watches To Gift In 2021

Top 5 Women’s Watches To Gift This Diwali

Top 5 Women’s Watches To Gift This Diwali

THM Curates: Beauty and the Beast!

THM Curates: Beauty and the Beast!

In My Opinion : Cult Watches in the “Enthusiast Community”

In My Opinion : Cult Watches in the “Enthusiast Community”

Horology Decentralised

Horology Decentralised

Watches & Wonders 2021: PANERAI Luminor Chrono Luna Rossa

Watches & Wonders 2021: PANERAI Luminor Chrono Luna Rossa

Watches & Wonders 2021: Panerai Luminor Chronographs ( PAM01109, PAM01218 and PAM01110)

Watches & Wonders 2021: Panerai Luminor Chronographs ( PAM01109, PAM01218 and PAM01110)

Best Luxury Diver Watches

Best Luxury Diver Watches

FEATURED: PANERAI : The dark seahorse—Luminor Marina Guillaume Néry Edition 

FEATURED: PANERAI : The dark seahorse—Luminor Marina Guillaume Néry Edition 

Underrated Luxury Watches 2020

Underrated Luxury Watches 2020

FEATURING: PANERAI – VINTAGE PANERAI WATCHES SOLD BY THE PHILLIPS AUCTION HOUSE

FEATURING: PANERAI – VINTAGE PANERAI WATCHES SOLD BY THE PHILLIPS AUCTION HOUSE

Festive Watch Collection

Festive Watch Collection

FEATURING: PANERAI – Submersible GoldtechTM Orocarbo – 44mm

FEATURING: PANERAI – Submersible GoldtechTM Orocarbo – 44mm

Panerai

Back in 1860, Giovanni Panerai opened his first shop/workshop/watchmaking school in Florence and that’s where it all began. Guido Panerai started catering to the military requirements of the Italian Royal Navy by manufacturing a radium-based powder was developed to make the dials of instruments and sights brighter and hence the Radiomir was born. The Radiomir patent was the first of the many patents filed to celebrate Panerai’s history of innovation.

Given that the link with radioactivity had to be handled with caution, considering the new reality created by the expansion of impressive military and civil atomic technologies, in 1949 he decided that the luminescent substances should be given a new and more neutral name and were thus gradually identified by the name Luminor. After more than a decade, the Luminor was recognised with a new luminescent tritium-based substance (a hydrogen isotope), with very low and harmless emissions. This was the result of many studies and experiments, and Luminor gradually became, by convention of use, the common identifier of the Panerai diving timepiece, characterized by the patented crown-protection bridge.

From the Italian Navy to the Egyptian Navy to the wrist of collectors today, Panerai has come a long way. As of 1997, the Richemont Group (then the Vendôme Group) acquired Officine Panerai Srl, immediately opening a pilot-selective distribution network in Italy, to fine-tune the industrial and commercial strategy and to make use of the synergies present in the Group’s structures. Today Panerai is not just looked upon as a tool watch but one that adorns the wrist of women alike.

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