heure, minute, petite seconde, date
Mécanique à remontage automatique
40mm en acier, cadran avec chiffres arabes, verre saphir, fond vissé, étanche à 300m
acier, boucle déployante
The Panerai story begins in 1860 when Giovanni Panerai opened his first watchmaking workshops in Florence. The business remained in family hands, being taken over by Giovanni's son Leon Francesco then in turn by Giovanni's grandson Guido. It was probably under Guido's leadership that Panerai really achieved its most significant breakthrough, becoming official supplier to the Royal Italian Navy. This connection with the Navy was one impetus behind the company's research into luminous materials; luminous dials etc were of interest to the Navy for night time operations.