The exquisite Panerai watch brand was founded in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai on the Ponte alle Grazie. The Panerai name quickly became so renowned for its precision movement that it became the official watch-maker for the Royal Italian Navy. Always a leader in design, the manufacture's innovative use of large watch faces led to a broader industry movement that embraced the idea that bigger is often better. The Panerai watch brand is considered such an embodiment of luxury that it recently replaced Girard-Perregaux as the official Ferrari timekeeper. Panerai timepieces remain one of the most difficult to obtain brands in the world, with waiting lists that can span several years.
Watch in cushion-shape case featuring date window at 3 o'clock, stenciled hour markers, and antique-style crown
45 mm stainless steel case with antireflective-sapphire dial window
Swiss automatic movement with analog display
Croco-embossed leather band with buckle closure
Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving.