Panerai watches fulfilled a role as precise timekeepers for the Royal Italian Navy, allowing troops to execute perfectly-timed assaults on enemies. Collectors have bid high Panerai prices for models like the Radiomir.
A Florentine watchmaker since 1860, Panerai watches became known for excellence and even supplied timepieces to the Italian Royal Navy for decades. The necessity for precision led the company to create many fine Italian luxury wristwatches. Panerai watches are experiencing a new wave of popularity thanks to Sylvester Stallone, who wore a Panerai Luminor prominently in one of his films.
The Radiomir and Radiomir GMT Alarm are both Panerai watches noted for easy legibility, exemplifying their roots as a development for the Royal Italian Navy. The Luminor Base is available at lower Panerai prices and is a minimalist wonder of simplicity in steel. The Luminor GMT in gold or steel can simultaneously display two time zones. The Luminor Marina is a signature Panerai watch with the second display at the nine o'clock position.