Panerai is a luxury Italian watch brand known for its large and distinctive watches that have been produced for both civilian and military use. Panerai was founded in 1860 in Florence, Italy by Giovanni Panerai, who initially opened a watchmaking shop that also sold maritime equipment. His grandson Guido Panerai took over the business in the early 20th century and began to focus on creating watches for the Italian Navy.
Panerai watches are known for their large case sizes, minimalist design, and luminescent hands and indices. Many of the brand’s models feature the patented crown protection bridge, which was originally designed to protect the crown from accidental knocks and shocks during underwater activities.
Panerai offers a range of watch collections, including the Radiomir, Luminor, and Submersible. The brand’s watches are available in both mechanical and quartz movements, and many of the models feature complications such as chronographs, GMT functions, and tourbillons.
Panerai watches are sold through the brand’s boutiques and authorized retailers worldwide. The brand offers free shipping on all orders placed on its website, with delivery times varying depending on the destination country. Customers can also choose to have their orders shipped to a Panerai boutique for collection.