Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watchmaking for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy specialist diving corps with precision instruments. Originally created to be used deep underwater, Panerai watches are known for their unparalleled legibility and luminosity in the dark. In 1997 the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group and launched on the international market. Today Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacturer, combining Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise.
A classic Panerai look with a fit that easily slides under a shirt cuff. Even though the Radiomir Quaranta comes in thinner than the Luminor Due, the water resistance has increased from 30 meters to 50, a welcome addition for many.