About Panerai Watches
In 1860, Giovanni Panerai established his eponymous company in Florence, Italy. This site served as both a store and a workshop, as well as the city's first watchmaking school. The firm worked hard to create relationships in the Swiss watchmaking industry in the early days to guarantee that its watches had the best quality components and designs. Panerai swiftly rose to the top of the Italian watch industry at the time.
Guido Panerai, Giovanni Panerai's grandson, became the company's president at the start of the twentieth century. He kept growing the company, but he believed the brand needed a refresh. Panerai soon became known for precise devices including depth gauges, mechanical calculators, and timing instruments. As a result, they've had a long-standing relationship with the Royal Italian Navy.
Panerai made its first major technical innovation in 1916. They invented Radiomir and filed a patent for it. They were able to illuminate the minutiae of their precise machinery thanks to the radium-based powder. Panerai was able to make timepieces and military gadgets with excellent readability in the dark or underwater as a result of this research.