Posts Categorized: Panerai

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Panerai Mare Nostrum

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While many brands with storied pasts base some of their modern watches on vintage pieces, few and far between are the brands that do so to the extent that Panerai does. To its credit (and possibly its long-term detriment?), the brand has built its contemporary collections almost entirely on the narrative of its 20th-century history. Hence the countless […]

Panerai Luminor 8 Days Set Pays Tribute to Early Stallone Models

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Twenty years ago, Hollywood action hero Sylvester Stallone commissioned a pair of watches from then-obscure watch brand Officine Panerai, and neither the brand, nor the watch world at large, has been the same since. Panerai marks this milestone at SIHH 2016 with a special, limited-edition set of two new watches inspired by the ones made […]

Panerai Luminor Due: A “Two” That’s Also a First

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Panerai’s latest addition to the Luminor family, the Luminor Due (“two” in Italian), is also the brand’s thinnest model so far. To be more precise: the watch’s case has been reduced by about 40 percent in thickness compared to Luminor models with a similar case diameter (for comparison: the Radiomir tested in our upcoming September-October […]

4 New Panerai Radiomir 1940 Watches Launch in Hong Kong

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It was a Radiomir 1940 roadshow for Panerai at Watches & Wonders last week in Hong Kong, with four new models introduced. The Radiomir 1940 embodies the purity and simplicity of the original Panerai design, with its no-frills, highly legible sandwich dial and signature cushion-shaped case. The star of the new lineup was the Radiomir […]

Tuscan Treasure: Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio

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Panerai unveiled a host of new timepieces at its “Dive Into Time” event in Florence last week. We’ve already looked at one — the groundbreaking Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon GMT — and this week we turn our gaze to another, the Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Accaiaio – 47MM, a ticking, breathtakingly decorated tribute […]

Naval Gazing: Testing The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT

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The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT, inspired by a vintage watch used by the Italian navy, features the brand’s P.9001 in-house movement. WatchTime put both wristwatch and caliber to the test in this feature from the WatchTime archives. Scroll down for the full report, accompanied by Nik Schölzel’s stunning original photos. Caliber family P.9000, […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 9: Panerai Radiomir

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This week we shall be exploring the first of Panerai’s two trademark watches: the Panerai Radiomir. With the original prototype developed in 1936, and then available to the Italian Royal Navy in 1940, vintage Radiomirs are incredibly sought-after pieces that have inspired generations of aquatic-oriented watches. Sometimes thought of as precursors to modern dive watches, […]