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The luxury Italian watchmaker Panerai began as a humble watch retail and repair facility opened by Giovanni Panerai (1825–97) in Florence in 1860. By the early 20th century, it had established itself as a major supplier of seaworthy timepieces for the Royal Italian Navy. Radiomir, which references the radium that was used on luminous watch dials, was the foundation of the brand’s technically brilliant and visually distinctive watchmaking, patented by Panerai in 1916.

In 1936, the first Radiomir watch powered by Rolex movements was presented to the Royal Italian Navy’s First Submarine Group Command; this design would go on to become one of the brand’s most iconic models with its luminescent numbers and large cushion-shaped steel case (Panerai’s name, which is well-known to contemporary watch collectors, is now essentially synonymous with behemoths up to 50mm). Since then, the brand has introduced numerous models inspired by the ocean and to meet the utility needs of the Navy. The Mare Nostrum model, which debuted in 1943, was a two-counter chronograph designed for deck officers. The self-illuminating material Luminor was patented in 1949 and replaced the radium-backed Radiomir, with the 1950 Luminor watch model featuring a crown-protecting bridge, now one of Panerai’s most distinctive design details.

In 1993, Panerai introduced its watches to the wider public with three series — the Luminor, the Luminor Marina and the Mare Nostrum — reimagining its historical models. The company continues to innovate, celebrating its 70th anniversary with a water-resistant diving watch with a luminescent dial inspired by French free-diver Guillaume Néry.

Today, Panerai is on the cutting-edge of watch sustainability, with the Panerai Ecologico initiative including the almost entirely recycled Submersible eLAB-ID watch and a series of Luminor Marina models composed of a recycled-based steel alloy. Panerai manufactures its high-end, hand-wound watch calibers in a Swiss facility that opened in 2002, combining Swiss technology with its core elements of Italian design and a long, storied connection to the sea.

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Average Sold Price
$7,479
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Panerai PAM 1616 Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech
By Panerai
Located in Dallas, TX
Panerai PAM 1616 Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech - Automatic winding. Carbotech case ( 47 mm ). Black dial with blue accents; Functions include hours, minutes, small seconds and d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Panerai

Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 111 Stainless Steel Men's Watch
By Panerai
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - PANERAI Style - Luxury Watch Model - LUMINOR MARINA Reference Number - PAM111 Case Metal - Stainless Steel Case Measurement - 44 mm Bracelet - Rubber Dial - Black Bezel - S...
Category

2010s Panerai

Panerai Stainless Steel Radiomir Black Seal PAM 183
By Panerai
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: automatic Function: Hours, minutes, seconds Case: 45mm stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, smooth bezel, push-pull crown Band: Panerai nato strap Dial: black arabic/sti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Panerai

Materials

Stainless Steel

Panerai Stainless Steel Luminor GMT PAM 88
By Panerai
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: automatic Function: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT Case: 44mm stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, smooth bezel, push-pull crown Band: Panerai brown aligator strap w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Panerai

Materials

Stainless Steel

Panerai Luminor 8 Days Acciaio Stainless Steel Hand-Wind Men's Watch PAM00561
By Panerai
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Panerai Luminor PAM00561 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (hand-winding) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a roun...
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2010s Panerai

Panerai Luminor Marina White Dial Watch PAM00113 Box Papers
By Panerai
Located in Atlanta, GA
Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm White Dial Watch PAM00113 Box Papers. Manual-winding movement. Two part cushion shaped stainless steel case 44 mm in diameter. Panerai patented crown prot...
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2010s Panerai

Panerai Luminor Acciaio Logo Steel Mens Watch PAM00631 Box Papers
By Panerai
Located in Atlanta, GA
Panerai Luminor Acciaio Logo 44mm Steel Mens Watch PAM00631 Box Papers. Manual winding movement. Stainless steel cushion shaped case 44 mm in diameter. Panerai patented crown protect...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Panerai

Materials

Steel

Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 PAM 514 or PAM00514 Stainless Steel Watch
By Panerai
Located in Dallas, TX
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 PAM 514 or PAM00514 Stainless Steel Watch - Automatic winding. Stainless steel watch with smooth bezel ( 47 mm ). Black dial with date feature; 3 day hou...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Panerai

Materials

Stainless Steel

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Panerai jewellery & watches for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of Panerai jewellery and watches. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using stainless steel. This collection contains 146 pieces, as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 21st Century and Contemporary. Many customers also consider jewellery & watches by IWC, Sicis Jewels and Vacheron Constantin if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Panerai jewellery & watches can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$1,000 and tops out at US$68,391, while pieces like these can sell for US$7,349.
Questions About Panerai
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    The price of a Panerai Luminor Submersible wristwatch varies with the model. On the lower end, it will likelyw cost around $3,000 and the price increases with different models. The price range currently on 1stDibs ranges from under $8,000 to over $15,000 for a Panerai Luminor Submersible watch.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Depending on what kind of watch you're looking for, one may be better than the other. For instance, if you want a highly functional sport watch, some of Rolex's models may be better for you. That said, the brands' watches are very similar quality-wise. The main difference is their appearances: While Rolex designs more traditional timepieces, Panerai is more contemporary and bold.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Panerai is so expensive because it is a revered luxury brand. Panerai timepieces are created from quality materials and the company’s offerings are also associated with reputable production methods. The brand’s innovative watch designs have rendered Panerai a celebrated brand. Shop Panerai watches on 1stDibs.