Originally created to be used deep underwater, Panerai watches are known
for their unparalleled legibility and luminosity in the dark.
Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watch-making, for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments. The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years. Today, Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâteltel manufacture. The latter are a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise.