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Panerai Bronze 47mm Automatic PAM 00382 pre-owned New Zealand, Palmerston North
Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible Bronze
NZ$ 48,548
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Panerai Steel 44mm Manual winding OP6518 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Marina
NZ$ 6,981
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Orologi360
28
IT
Panerai Steel 44mm Manual winding pam 00380 pre-owned
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal
NZ$ 6,640
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
627
DE
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Panerai Ceramic 44mm Automatic PAM 441 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor 1950 3-Days GMT Ceramica PAM 441
NZ$ 12,061
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WatchBox
517
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Panerai Steel 44mm Automatic PAM 00196 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Chronograph Daylight PAM 00196 44mm Stainless...
NZ$ 9,846
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Universal Time Company of NY, Inc.
45
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Panerai Steel Automatic PAM 00250 pre-owned
Panerai PAM 00250 Daylight Chronograph Black
NZ$ 9,423
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fitzroviawatches.co.uk
197
UK
Panerai Steel 40mm Automatic PAM00299 pre-owned
Panerai PAM00299 Luminor Marina Automatic SS / SS 40MM (31863)
NZ$ 7,510
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European Watch Company
306
US
Panerai Ceramic 47mm Manual winding PAM 00504 # PAM504 new
Panerai PAM 504 RADIOMIR COMPOSITE 3 Days - NET EXPORT
NZ$ 8,769
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nobeluhren-store.de
23
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Panerai Carbon Automatic PAM 616 new
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech, 3 Days PAM 616
NZ$ 22,118
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time4watches GmbH
39
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Panerai Steel 44mm Automatic PAM00842 pre-owned
Panerai S/S Luminor Sealand Year Of The Snake Ltd Ed B&P PAM00842
NZ$ 24,995
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
367
UK
Panerai Ceramic 45mm Manual winding PAM 384 pre-owned
Panerai PAM 384 Radiomir 8 Day - Ceramic Complete Set
NZ$ 12,243
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Watch Club
89
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Panerai Titanium 44mm Automatic Pam  00352 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Titan
NZ$ 9,876
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
627
DE
Panerai Bronze 47mm Automatic PAM 382 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 "Bronzo" Limited Edition PAM 382
NZ$ 45,438
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WatchBox
517
US
Panerai Steel 44mm Automatic PAM 00312 new
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic
NZ$ 9,103
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Shreve, Crump & Low
 
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Panerai Steel 47mm Manual winding PAM 00423 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor 1950 47 MM Steel 3 Day Power Reserve
NZ$ 9,391
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Universal Time Company of NY, Inc.
45
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Panerai Steel 44mm Automatic PAM001351 pre-owned
Panerai PAM001351 Luminor 1950 3 Day Automatic 44MM (31797)
NZ$ 9,482
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European Watch Company
306
US
Panerai Steel 44mm Automatic PAM 00104 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic 44mm - Box & Papers 2012
NZ$ 9,338
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
202
UK
Panerai Steel 40mm Automatic PAM 00241 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Power Reserve PAM00241
NZ$ 6,607
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Deep Arrow Inc. Fujihan
67
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Panerai Titanium 42mm Manual winding PAM 00728 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Due Blue Dial 42mm Titanium [Rare/Mint/Complete]
NZ$ 12,130
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Pave Jewelers
54
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Panerai Steel 47mm Manual winding PAM00790 pre-owned
Panerai PAM00790 Radiomir 1940 Art Deco - Limited Edition
NZ$ 13,111
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Watch Club
89
UK
Panerai Steel 44mm Manual winding Pam 00002 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Panerai
NZ$ 7,236
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
627
DE
Panerai Steel 44mm Automatic PAM 312 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3-Days PAM 312
NZ$ 7,510
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WatchBox
517
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Panerai Titanium Manual winding PAM00346 pre-owned
Panerai Radiomir 8 day Titanium PAM00346
NZ$ 10,743
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fitzroviawatches.co.uk
197
UK
Panerai Steel Manual winding Panerai PAM 00224 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Chrono Daylight Florence
NZ$ 17,027
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Orologi360
28
IT
Panerai Steel 47mm Manual winding PAM 372 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor 1950, PAM 00372, 3 Day´s, O-Serie
NZ$ 9,859
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time4watches GmbH
39
DE
Panerai Carbon 44mm Automatic PAM 00661 new
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic
NZ$ 14,413
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Shreve, Crump & Low
 
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Panerai Steel 42mm Manual winding PAM00337 pre-owned
Panerai Radiomir Base PAM00337 Handaufzug von 2012 Box und...
NZ$ 10,386
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Watchplanet
110
DE
Panerai Steel 44mm Manual winding PAM 00003 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Marina PAM00003
NZ$ 5,342
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Deep Arrow Inc. Fujihan
67
JP
Panerai Titanium 44mm Automatic PAM00351 pre-owned
Panerai PAM00351 Luminor Marina 1950 3 Day Automatic /...
NZ$ 8,117
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European Watch Company
306
US
Panerai Titanium 44mm Manual winding pam 00176 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor
NZ$ 7,492
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
627
DE
Panerai White gold 44mm Automatic PAM 180 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 180
NZ$ 18,888
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WatchBox
517
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Panerai Steel Manual winding PAM00587 pre-owned
Panerai Marina Militare PAM00587 Special Edition
NZ$ 10,743
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fitzroviawatches.co.uk
197
UK
Panerai Steel Automatic Pam 24 pre-owned
Panerai Submersible Pam 24 "TRITIUM DIAL", OP6527, B-Serie
NZ$ 7,483
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exclusiveworld, Anja von der Weppen
76
DE
Panerai Manual winding Pam00774 new
Panerai Pam00774 Pam774 Luminor
NZ$ 5,977
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Man King Jewellery
 
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Panerai Steel Manual winding PAM111 pre-owned
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Panerai PAM111
NZ$ 6,096
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Panerai Steel 44mm Automatic PAM00024 PAM 24 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Submersible
NZ$ 8,939
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1101
NL
Panerai Steel 47mm Automatic PAM 00187 pre-owned
Panerai Special Editions Submersible chronograph PAM00187
NZ$ 13,354
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Deep Arrow Inc. Fujihan
67
JP
Panerai Titanium 45mm Manual winding PAM00346 new
Panerai Titanium Unworn Radiomir 8 Days Titanio B&P PAM00346
NZ$ 13,111
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
367
UK
Panerai Steel 47mm Manual winding pam 425 pre-owned
Panerai Radiomir 3 Days
NZ$ 9,280
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
627
DE
Panerai Steel 44mm Automatic PAM 731 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Submersible E-Boutique Limited Edition PAM 731
NZ$ 14,337
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WatchBox
517
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Panerai Ceramic Manual winding PAM 00339 pre-owned
Panerai Radiomir Composite Marina Militare 8-Days
NZ$ 10,743
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fitzroviawatches.co.uk
197
UK
Panerai Rose gold 44mm Automatic PAM000525 pre-owned
Panerai PAM000525 Luminor 1950 Flyback 18K Rose Gold (32058)
NZ$ 28,067
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European Watch Company
306
US
Panerai Steel 44mm Manual winding PAM 00590 new
Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days PAM00590
NZ$ 8,496
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time4watches GmbH
39
DE
Panerai Titanium 44mm Automatic PAM 00279 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic
NZ$ 11,530
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Shreve, Crump & Low
 
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Panerai Steel 44mm Automatic PAM00186 pre-owned
Panerai PAM00186 Luminor Submersible Arktos GMT - 500 Piece...
NZ$ 13,677
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Watch Club
89
UK
Panerai Ceramic 44mm Automatic PAM00788 new
Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge 44 mm
NZ$ 26,221
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SPAZIO 21
 
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Panerai Titanium 47mm Manual winding PAM 00578 pre-owned
Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 47MM Men's Watch PAM00578
NZ$ 151,712
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Avi & Co NY
163
US
Panerai Titanium 45mm Manual winding pam 00346 pre-owned
Panerai Radiomir 8 Days
NZ$ 13,621
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
627
DE
Panerai Bronze 47mm Automatic PAM 507 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3-Days Power Reserve "Bronzo"...
NZ$ 40,963
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WatchBox
517
US
Panerai Steel Manual winding PAM 00424 pre-owned
Panerai PAM 00424 Radiomir California Dial NON-Date
NZ$ 8,479
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fitzroviawatches.co.uk
197
UK
Panerai Steel 45mm Manual winding PAM 00754 new
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal Logo - 2019 Unworn
NZ$ 7,168
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
202
UK
Panerai Steel 44mm Manual winding PAM 00560 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days PAM560 perfektes Fullset LC100
NZ$ 7,815
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TimeElements
57
DE
Panerai Steel 44mm Automatic PAM00113 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor Marina PAM00113(Panerai serviced 2018)
NZ$ 6,885
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ChronoEdge
236
UK
Panerai Bronze Automatic Panerai PAM 00382 new
Panerai Submersible, PAM 00382, Limitierte Edition, 1000 St.
NZ$ 60,428
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time4watches GmbH
39
DE
Panerai Steel 44mm Manual winding PAM 005 pre-owned
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Panerai Luminor Marina Logo
NZ$ 6,809
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Private Seller
 
IT
Panerai Ceramic 48mm Manual winding PAM00577 new
Panerai Ceramic Unworn Radiomir 1940 3 Days Power Res B&P...
NZ$ 13,111
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
367
UK
Panerai Ceramic 47mm Manual winding pam 00504 pre-owned
Panerai Radiomir Composite 3 Days
NZ$ 10,642
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
627
DE
Panerai Steel 47mm Manual winding PAM 127 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor 1950 Limited Edition PAM 127
NZ$ 18,585
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WatchBox
517
US
Panerai Ceramic 44mm Automatic PAM01441 new
Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days
NZ$ 14,251
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SPAZIO 21
 
IT
Panerai Steel 44mm Manual winding PAM 00233 pre-owned
Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT 44mm - Box & Papers 2011
NZ$ 13,658
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
202
UK
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Panerai: The Cult Brand from Italy

Panerai watches combine Italian design with Swiss watchmaking art. The timepieces' distinctive look is famous worldwide. Models with a tourbillon and minute repeater are the highlights of these haute horlogerie watches.

Highlights

  • Most popular luxury watches: Panerai Luminor and Radiomir
  • Originally developed for elite Italian combat divers
  • Distinctive cushion-shaped cases
  • Distinctive crown-protecting bridge on the Luminor
  • Innovative technology and the finest in-house calibers
  • Power reserve lasting up to 10 days (240 hours)

Panerai: A Harmonious Combination of Haute Horlogerie and Design

Those who wear a Panerai on their wrist, calls attention to themselves with the watch's unique design. These impressive, large watches are descendants of models from the 1930s and 1950s. During this time, Panerai supplied the Italian Marines with their diving instruments. The crown protection on Luminor models is particularly striking. When closed, the frame around the crown presses down against it, securing it against the case and making it water resistant.

Actor Sylvester Stallone purchased a Slytech, a special Luminor series, for shooting the film Daylight. Arnold Schwarzenegger, action hero and the Terminator, is also a fan of this Italian brand. He wore a Luminor Marina in the film Eraser.

The Radiomir comes without any crown protection. The watch was Panerai's first and it has been part of their product palette since 1936. Officine Panerai – the company's full name – originally developed the watch for the Italian military. The 47-mm case brings the Rolex Oyster to mind, as the Panerai was based on this watch.

Today, Panerai divides their watches into five collections:

The 1940 and 1950 series pay homage to each respective decade and consist of retro watches with specific design characteristics. Panerai also offers chronographs, GMT watches, manual watches, and automatic watches, as well as complicated models with a tourbillon. One watchmaking highlight is the Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT Oro Rosso with a GMT function, tourbillon, and minute repeater.

  • Panerai Luminor

    Panerai Luminor

  • Panerai Luminor Due

    Panerai Luminor Due

  • Panerai Radiomir

    Panerai Radiomir

Which movements does Panerai use?

Since 2005, Panerai has belonged to a select group of Swiss watch manufacturers that produce their own calibers. They had previously used calibers from other companies for their watches. Most were from the manufacturer ETA, part of the Swatch Group. The caliber Valjoux 7750 (without a chronograph function) and the manual caliber Unitas 6497 were frequently used. Today, Panerai produces a multitude of their own movements. Their repertoire includes simple manual calibers, chronograph calibers, and complicated movements with tourbillons and minute repeaters. Panerai's specialties are movements with long-lasting power reserves ; some lasting up to 10 days. Their first in-house caliber was the P.2002, which they presented in 2005. Their production facility has been located in the Swiss town of Neuchâtel since 2002.

How much do Panerai watches cost?

Prices for Panerai watches range from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of euros. One of the most expensive models is the 18-karat red gold Panerai Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT. Thanks to its skeletonized in-house caliber P.2005/MR, you can view the tourbillon from both the front and back sides. The highlight of this model is its minute repeater, which you start with a push-piece at 8 o'clock. Three tiny hammers chime the hours, 10-minute intervals, and the individual minutes. If you want to enjoy this melodious watch, be prepared to spend over 300,000 euros.

You can purchase the Lo Scienziato - Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT for around 115,000 euros. This skeletonized watch is available in titanium or ceramic (without a minute repeater). If you're looking for an affordable entry into the world of Panerai watches, then the Luminor Base Logo Acciaio or the Radiomir Black Seal Logo Acciaio are good choices. Both cost around 3,500 euros new.

Panerai Watches Price Overview

Model Features Price (approx.)
Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT, Ref. PAM00600 Minute repeater, tourbillon, GMT, 4-day power reserve 300,000 euros
Lo Scienziato - Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT, Ref. PAM00578 Tourbillon, GMT, power reserve display, 6-day power reserve 115,000 euros
Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo, Ref. PAM00382 Bronze case, rotatable bezel, small seconds, date, 3-day power reserve 30,000 euros
Luminor Marina 8 Days Oro Rosso, Ref. PAM00511 Red gold case, small seconds, 8-day power reserve 15,000 euros
Radiomir 3 Days Automatic Oro Rosso, Ref. PAM00573 Red gold case, small seconds, 3-day power reserve 16,000 euros
Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic, Ref. PAM00616 Carbon case, small seconds, rotatable bezel, date, 3-day power reserve 15,000 euros
Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio, Ref. PAM00526 Flyback chronograph, regatta countdown, 3-day power reserve 12,000 euros
Radiomir 10 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio, Ref. PAM00323 GMT, date, small seconds, power reserve display, 10-day power reserve 8,500 euros
Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio, Ref. PAM00372 Hours, minutes, 3-day power reserve 6,300 euros
Luminor Submersible Automatic, Ref. PAM00024 Automatic, small seconds, date, rotatable bezel 5,500 euros
Luminor Marina 8 Days Acciaio, Ref. PAM00510 Small seconds, 8-day power reserve 4,700 euros
Luminor Marina Logo Acciaio, Ref. PAM01005 Small seconds, 56-hour power reserve 3,800 euros
Radiomir Black Seal Logo Acciaio, Ref. PAM00380 Small seconds, 56-hour power reserve 3,500 euros
Luminor Base Logo Acciaio, Ref. PAM00630 Hours, minutes, 56-hour power reserve 3,500 euros

Panerai Luminor and Its Iconic Crown-Protecting Bridge

The Luminor is, without a doubt, one of the most famous watches in the world. Its distinctive crown-protecting bridge is its main, distinctive feature. Most versions have a case diameter of 44 mm, making these diving watches the perfect fit for a larger wrist.

Standard versions are known as the Luminor Base Logo Acciaio and have only two hands to display the hour and minutes. New, they cost around 3,500 euros. Top Luminor Marina models made of 18-karat red gold with an 8-day power reserve (192 hours) cost around 15,000 euros new. You can purchase a new stainless steel Luminor Marina for much less, around 3,800 euros. If you want a model that runs for longer than a week before needing to be wound again, you should be prepared to spend around 4,700 euros for the 8-day version. The diving watch version is available new for around 5,500 euros.

You can purchase a pre-owned Luminor, such as a Base or Marina, for around 3,200 euros. Gold variants cost around 13,000 euros, while limited editions can cost over 20,000 euros. Panerai Luminors have the advantage that they maintain their value over the years.

  • Panerai Luminor Marina

    Panerai Luminor Marina

Panerai Luminor 1950: Retro Design

Watches from the Panerai Luminor 1950 collection were inspired by vintage watches that Panerai made for the combat divers of the Italian Marines in the mid-20th century. The watch that most closely resembles the original version is reference number PAM00372. It features a 47-mm stainless steel case, crown-protecting bridge, and a so-called sandwich dial. A sandwich dial is made up of two discs set on top of each other. The bottom disc contains luminous material while the upper disc has corresponding cutouts for the numerals and indices. This large timepiece is most suitable for bigger wrists, and its aged, dark brown calf leather strap emphasizes its retro design.

You can purchase new models with reference number PAM00372 for around 6,300 euros, while the prices for pre-owned models start at around 5,300 euros. One of the introductory models in this collection is the 44-mm Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (PAM00351). You can buy pre-owned models for less than 5,000 euros, while new versions cost about 5,700 euros.

Highlights of this series are intricate flyback or double chronographs. Regatta chronographs, which have a countdown function, are also available. The Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio (PAM00526) was made for yachtsmen and costs around 12,000 euros new. Pre-owned models are rare, seeing as the watch is still a relatively new model.

The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo (PAM00382) is especially treasured by collectors. The bronze watch was introduced in 2011 as a limited edition with a run of 1,000 pieces. Within a very short time, the value of the watch had significantly increased. You should be prepared to spend around 30,000 euros on a pre-owned watch in good condition. This also applies to the watch's successor (PAM00507), which was introduced two years later. Panerai released the third version of this bronze watch in 2017, again limiting it to 1,000 pieces. Thus, it's quite likely that the value of this diving watch will increase quickly over the next few months.

Panerai Luminor 1950 Collection Highlights

  • Flyback and double chronographs
  • Models with ceramic or carbotech cases
  • Regatta chronographs with countdown functions
  • Power reserves lasting up to 10 days
  • Panerai Luminor 1950

    Panerai Luminor 1950

The Radiomir: Panerai's First Wristwatch

Panerai introduced the first Radiomir watches to the market in 1936. The timepieces were originally meant for the Marines. The design of current models is heavily reminiscent of the originals; they both have large cases ranging between 45 and 47 mm.

Above all, the Radiomir California 3 Days Acciaio (PAM00424) is a homage to the 1930s timepieces. The "California" in its name refers to its so-called California dial, which uses Roman numerals as hour markers on the top half and Arabic numerals on the bottom half. It also features a cushion-shaped case, an unprotected cone-shaped crown, and thin wire loop strap attachments. The Radiomir California is available for 4,800 euros pre-owned in very good condition; new, this retro watch costs around 5,400 euros. The 45-mm Radiomir Black Seal is a bit more affordable, costing only 3,500 euros pre-owned and 4,000 euros new.
 

  • Panerai Radiomir 8 Days

    Panerai Radiomir 8 Days

1940s Style Radiomir 1940

Panerai revised the Radiomir's case in the 1940s. Its predecessor's cushion-shaped case, as well as the thin wire loop strap attachments, were old news. The new version was 47 mm in diameter and had horn-shaped lugs for improved stability. The sandwich dial featured four Arabic numerals at 12, three, six, and nine o'clock. Panerai used stick indices for the remainder of the hour markers.

The current models in the Radiomir 1940 collection are reminiscent of diving watches from the 1940s. The case diameter ranges from 42 to 47 mm. The smallest versions are suitable as women's watches, especially those made of 18-karat red gold. One such model is the Radiomir 1940 Oro Rosso (PAM00513), which costs about 12,000 euros new. The 45-mm gold version (PAM00573), as well as the 47-mm gold version (PAM00515), are more suitable for men. Both cost around 16,000 euros.

One highlight of this collection is the Radiomir 1940 10 Days GMT Automatic Oro Rosso, which features a GMT function, automatic movement, power reserve, date display, and 24-hour display. Like its name suggests, the watch has enough energy to last 10 days after it's fully wound. You can purchase this timepiece for around 32,000 euros on Chrono24.

  • Panerai Radiomir 1940

    Panerai Radiomir 1940

Tradition Since 1860

The history of Panerai began in 1860, when Giovanni Panerai opened a small watchmaking workshop and school in Florence, Italy. However, because all original documents from this time were destroyed in a flood in 1966, it's difficult to reconstruct the company's exact history. What is known for sure, however, is that the company's sign bore the words Orologeria Svizzera (Swiss watchmaking) at the beginning of the 20th century.

Initially, the company focused on importing and selling Swiss watches from companies such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, and Rolex. In order to keep import taxes as low as possible, the watches were delivered as individual pieces. Once the components reached the workshop, they were reassembled and adjusted by professionals who had trained at Panerai's watchmaking school. The brand's customers included prominent, rich Florentines as well as the Italian royal family.

Working Together with the Italian Marines

The Italian military has belonged to Panerai's clientele since 1910, and initially, they delivered pocket chronographs. Between 1910 and 1914, Panerai worked on developing fluorescent devices together with Lieutenant Carlo Ronconi. Since the new luminous material was radium-based, it also glowed in the dark. The term Radiomir first appeared in 1916 on a French registered patent. The word is a combination of the Italian words radio (radium) and mira (sight). In the years following, Panerai delivered compasses, barometers, bathometers, underwater lamps, and other instruments to the Italian military.

Over the course of the 1940s, Panerai developed an unmistakable mark of their brand that remains iconic today: the half-moon crown-protecting bridge. This distinctive type of crown protection is still featured on today's Luminor models. The luminous material Luminor, made from tritium, was brand new at the end of the 1940s and replaced the radioactive material Radiomir.

Panerai's Success

Large and distinctive timepieces define the luxury watch manufacturer Panerai. Consistent designs and their crown-protecting bridge create a steadfast image that every watch enthusiast recognizes at first glance. The watches impress with their functionality and easy-to-read dials. They were inspired by the demands of the military and more recently, action stars such as Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger have helped the watches achieve cult status. The company received new financial resources after joining the Richemont Group in 1997. Thanks to these funds, doors were opened to new marketing and technological development possibilities that led to Panerai's first in-house calibers. Today, the Radiomir and Luminor models are no longer pure military watches: They're beloved by city dwellers, creative minds, star cooks, and managers of all kinds.

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