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The story behind the Panerai Luminor
The manufactory Panerai is all about the nautical nature and of how the earth revolves around the sun. Just a few years after its founding in 1860, Giovanni Panerai specialized in the production of high-quality equipment for the navy. At the time, the repertoire included compasses, pocket watches and gauges for depth that were both sturdy and waterproof, as well as extremely precise. At the beginning of the 19th century, the company already had a shop, a manufactory, its own repair shop and even Florence's first school for watchmaking.
The first major breakthrough came in 1915 when CEO Guido Panerai experimented with the highly radioactive material radium and for the first time created glow in the dark indexes. So the successful series "Radiomir" was born.
Then the Italian Navy approached the company, to equip their divers with an extra large, even more robust and excellent readable watch. Panerai already had the optimal dials - for the movement and case, the brand partnered with the best possible company. Rolex was making at this time already the popular Oyster case and reliable movements. This cooperation brought the brand a great reputation in the world of watches.
Over time, the need for an alternative for the radioactive radium material increased. In 1950, the less dangerous Luminor was invented. It also was glowing in the dark, but had the positive characteristic of not being radioactive. The new series "Panerai Luminor" was created. The watches were the first years reserved for military use and have only been available for sale to the public since 1993. It was quickly considered a luxury and had an excellent reputation.
Meanwhile, there are numerous sub-collections that differ technically and in appearance. Nevertheless, a uniform style runs through the collection. The watches are big, sturdy and solid. They are simple and therefore neutral and elegant. A clear feature is the large, readable dials with a mixture of Arabic numerals and stick indices.
The Panerai Luminor Submersible is a reinterpretation of the Officine Panerai 1956, originally designed for the Egyptian Navy. The former model was equipped with the Angelus caliber, whereas in today's watch is the automatic caliber Panerai OP III is ticking. It has a unidirectional rotating bezel with notches to facilitate readability.
Panerai Luminor Submersible Prices - the latest collections at a glance
Especially classic is the Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM00614. The 47mm watch has a simple black dial, a date window at three o'clock and a small second at nine o'clock. The massive titanium case provides perfect shock protection and withstands water depths of up to 300m. A used Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM00614 costs around 9,900 €.
The Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM00194 is also 47mm in diameter, but has a much more powerful appearance. The case and bezel are made of stainless steel, with a wider bezel than other models like the PAM00614 - this not only has optical reasons, the extreme robustness makes the watch water resistant to an incredible depth of 2500m. Used models are sold at around € 7,900.
The special thing about the Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM00025 is the eye-catching dial. Although it is also black, but it has an exceptional pattern, making the watch a real eye-catcher. Although it is still a big watch with its 44mm - but is a rather smaller edition of the series and can be perfectly used for dives up to 300m depth or just used in everyday life. With about 4,500 € for a used Panerai Luminor Submersible it is also a cheaper alternative to its sisters.
More interesting Panerai series
Another legendary divers watch of the brand is the Panerai Luminor Marina. Originally designed for the Italian Navy, it completely revolutionized the style of waterproof watches. The oversized model has excellent readable digits and withstands water pressure of up to 30bar. A used Marina PAM00048 is already available for about 4,400 €.
For well travelled persons who want to have multiple time zones at a glance, Panerai Luminor GMT PAM00088 is a great choice. It is also water resistant up to 30bar and offers an elegant, classic design. Hands and indices are easy to read, even at night, thanks to the brand's unique fluorescent material. For 5,400 € you already can buy well-preserved, second hand models.
Somewhat out of line is the Panerai Radiomir California 3 Days PAM00448. The dial is plain black, but shows both Roman, Arabic and simple stick indices. Special accents are also the bright blue minute and hour hands.
All in black is the Panerai Luminor Tuttonero PAM00438. Made entirely of black ceramic, the watch has a very own chic and offers optimal comfort. A well-preserved, used model is traded for € 9,000. With its 44mm, it is a true apparition to every gentleman's arm.