The ManufacturerThe Panerai Luminor series goes back to a clock originally designed for the Italian navy in 1940. The beauty and functionality of these models did the rest to make them legendary. Originally only 350 pieces of this model were made. It went down in history under the name Panerai Radiomir. One of the reasons for its distinguishing feature was that even under the most unfavourable visibility conditions, the dial of the watch was already very clearly visible. The manufacturer originally used radium as the luminous substance. This was replaced by Luminor in 1949. The Luminor 1950 was created (e.g. reference PAM00372). In 1993 Panerai presented 3 model series to the public. With the Panerai Luminor range described here, the Luminor Marina and Panerai Mare Nostrum ranges. Each time, the manufacturer oriented itself to the predecessor models designed for naval applications. What distinguishes all models of this manufacturer is the typical Panerai crown protection bridge. Its primary purpose is to protect the crown, especially against the ingress of water. As befits luxury watches, Panerai watches are full of the best technical details. The models regularly have auxiliary dials and fine date displays. Here it is such small details as a magnifying glass in the anti-reflective noble sapphire glass under which the date display is located. The regularly 3.5 mm thick sapphire crystal naturally withstands water pressure up to depths of 300 metres.
In general, the luxury of these watches comes to the fore in extravagant details. For example, the bridges and the flywheel mass bear the lettering of the manufacturer Panerai. Another advantage of these luxury watches is their stable value. The steel used in the manufacture of such a luxury watch was already designed in earlier times for use in the navy. This means that the contemporary models are also completely rustproof. The inspiration for this is the stainless AISI 316L 1.4435 steel. Every Panerai model is not only corrosion resistant, but also hypoallergenic. Such a luxury watch from Panerai is therefore very user-friendly. This austenitic stainless steel alloy is not the focus of the production of the different models of this manufacturer for nothing. Conclusion: technical and aesthetic exclusivity go hand in hand with these luxury watches. Each model is one for several generations and unique.