Panerai Watches Replica Founded in 1860 in the midst of the Renaissance in Italy, Panerai has mastered the arts of creativity, technical functionality, and distinguished craftsmanship. Known for the Radiomir, Luminor, and Submersible collections, Panerai has always been considered an innovator.
Panerai Numbers Panerai’s in-house movements carry calibre numbers in this format: P.xxxx. The company’s movements built on a Unitas/ETA base have Roman numeral calibre numbers that start with OP (e.g., OPXXII). Each watch is assigned an individual reference number, or PAM number: PAMxxxxx.
The Panerai Ferrari line of watches are special edition watches with their own cases. Although the are not really popular with paneristi, they have their own charm and target audience. Like the Radiomir, they do not have a device protecting the crown, but the main difference between the both is the Panerai Ferrari crown has a rougher grip.
Officine Panerai (also known simply as Panerai) is an Italian luxury watch manufacturer, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A.
Officine Panerai replica designs, manufactures and markets watches through authorized dealers and company-owned stores worldwide. Giovanni Panerai (1825–1897) founded Officine Panerai in Florence, Italy in 1860.
Giovanni Panerai (1825–1897) opened up his first watch shop in Florence, Italyin 1860. Giovanni’s grandson Guido Panerai (1873–1934) expanded the watch shop “Orologeria Svizzera” and took over his wife’s family business, a mechanical workshop. In 1915, Guido Panerai invented gun sights that were illuminated by a radium-226/zinc sulfide powder enclosed in small, hermetically sealed vessels. Radiomir, the name for the radium-based luminous mixture is derived from “radio mire”,
Panerai offers watches across four marketing lines: Historic, Contemporary, Manifattura and Special Editions in runs of 500, 1000, 2000 or 4000 units—each carrying an issue number on the case back. The company issues Special Editions by year. For example, in 2006 issued the 1936 California Dial Radiomir special edition, a reissue of the first Panerai model presented to the Italian Marina Militare with production limited to 1936 units.