Panerai watch is a luxury, men’s only watch which was originated in Italy. They are designed by Rolex SA. These watches have four lines of timepieces which are historic, contemporary, Manifattura and the special edition watches. The special editions are manufactured every year and limited units are built.
The models manufactured by these watches are Luminor, Luminor 1950, Radiomir, Radiomir 1940, Luminor Due, and Ferrari. These models are now built under the combined umbrella of Ferrari and Panerai watch.
What is special about these watches?
People fall for watches based on different features. Some are mesmerized by their exotic and decent styles, some love the straps, and some are crazy for big dials. Well, these watches also feature many particulars that make them super attractive.
Luminor from Radiomir
Radiomir is predecessors of the Luminor edition. Radiomirs were specially constructed for the Italian navy and their divers. These were water-proof and the screw-down crown and case backs rendered them iconic. They were also resistant to harsh conditions including temperature.
There is usually dark underwater. Radiomirs tackled the issue with markers that glowed in the dark and are usually placed on the hour hand of the watches. The hands are fitted on the back dial of the watch. However, it turned out that the material used to build Radiomir watches was highly radioactive, Luminor came into being. A protection bridge is inculcated in these watches to ensure the water-tight crowning.
These watches were first reserved for the Italian army, but later in the 1990s, they were commercialized.
A design worth wearing
These watches are designed whole-heartedly. The dials’ shapes and sizes are unique. Their dials are made to be extremely clear, with markers, the material used is sturdy and they have a sporty touch. Their design is elegant. In most of the models, the whole watch is manufactured by one material. Common features in all Panerai watchdesigns are marked hour hands, unique dials, and water-tight crowns and casings.
Black is grace
These watches mostly come in black color. Black is the most loved and worn color of all time. And this color when used to design watches takes elegance to another level. The original luminor or other models were black, however with time, new colors added life to these watches and now watches of many colors are available in markets.
The dials of a Panerai watchare not so heavy as their competitors. Even though they are big they are not as big in thickness as the other watches. The watches have rotating bezels. The cases and crowns are water-resistant. And the design is purely trendy and never fades.
No female watches
The company does not manufacture female watches. There is no particular reason why they haven’t tried this yet. But their watches are so borderline and exquisitely designed, that women can also wear these watches.
Also, we are living in the age, where wearing large dials is not a big deal for ladies, so women who love a Panerai watch design have nothing to worry about. They can always wear the original timepieces.