With a skillful blend of Italian style and Swiss technology, Panerai watches have been a consistent leader in the world of professional timing instruments for more than 140 years.
When Guido Panerai founded his company in Florence in 1860, it was with the commitment to build professional timekeepers more so than pocket watches.
His work evolved from early patents in timekeeping and optic fields to precision pocket watches and aiming sights for torpedoes. This direction was greatly influenced by his close relationship with the Royal Italian Navy. Shortly thereafter, Panerai watches became available to the world 50 years later with limited editions.