Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watch-making for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy specialist diving corps with precision instruments. Originally created to be used deep underwater, Panerai watches are known for their unparalleled legibility and luminosity in the dark. In 1997 the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group and launched on the international market. Today Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture, combining Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise.
"This watch fully deserves the designation Survival Instrument engraved on the back with the image inspired by frogman commandos of the Italian Navy. For decades, Panerai watches and precision instruments have equipped the commandos of the Italian Navy. Panerai still makes creations of invincible spirit which evoke the legendary history of those special forces. The latest creations are professional underwater watches of remarkable technical performance with a solid Carbotech™ case."