A well-known luxury watch brand, the Panerai, hailing from the Italian city, Florence was incepted in the year 1860. In the early 1900s, Panerai used to be a manufacturer of technical equipment such as compasses, depth gauges and was a supplier of precision timepieces for the Italian Navy. Until the year 1990's Panerai continued to produce and supply instruments and watches for the defence forces.
The Panerai Luminor is one of the iconic watch collection from the Panerai lineage. The Panerai Luminor collection houses a few of the very classic timepieces. And one of them is the Panerai Luminor 1950. Hailing from a menage of the much-celebrated brand, the Panerai, these Panerai watches beautifully exude the brand's traditions of watchmaking. Being Highly sought-after ones, the Luminor 1950 watches beautifully blend the technicalities of marine watches with modern day design elements.
History of Panerai Luminor 1950
After developing an appreciable reputation with the Italian Navy, Panerai was keen on expanding its business horizons. And soon it made a debut in the commercial market and started manufacturing timepieces for the general public. This transition for Panerai was quite fruitful, as within a short span the brand made a name for itself. It was now well recognized all around the world. Gaining strength from this Panerai diversified to become a research and development operational centre with core competencies in mechanical engineering.
Ever since its launch, Panerai has been making endeavours to hit the market with best and functional watches. Living up to their slogan of "Where ideas come to life” Panerai has left no stone unturned to bring about the best innovations in the watch industry. And certainly, it made a mark for itself by debuting the unmatched timepieces, the Panerai Radiomir and Panerai Luminor.
The Luminor prototype based on the beta ray emitter, tritium, was released in the year 1949. These Panerai Luminor watch models were a great hit during that time. While the brand was consistent on enhancing its collection. In the year 2002, it released the resurrected version of Panerai Luminor watches under the head of Panerai Luminor 1950. These newer versions are the reincarnation of the legendary original models from the 1950s. Initially, these Panerai watches were produced in the limited editions which were exclusively meant for meeting the demands of particular watch admirers. However, what started as an exercise in limited-run became a franchise for the brand. These Panerai watches have helped the brand to span its spectrum from diving watches to the dressier ones. Through these Panerai watches, the brand has tried to stay intact and true to its traditions of watchmaking and this can be well depicted from their shape, size, and dial.
Although the newer Panerai Luminor 1950 distinguishes themselves from the original ones in the terms of material used. The current Panerai Luminor 1950 is comprised of elite materials that ensure a state of the art strength and longevity. The assortment offered by the Panerai Luminor 1950 collection seems to present endless options for watch lovers. The Luminor 1950 line up basically comprises of the various chronographs and diving watch models. The Panerai Luminor 1950 chronographs include 1950 3 Days PAM 320, the Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante PAM 213, and the Panerai Luminor 1950 Flyback PAM 212 models. Whereas the diving timepieces include Panerai Luminor 1950, Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950, and the Panerai Luminor Marina 1950. And the highly admired among these model is the Luminor Submersible 1950. This watch can be readily found in both 44mm and 47mm sizes. Featuring brushed steel with a pop of bright blue in the sub seconds hand at nine o'clock on the dial, these watches are really cool. With large luminous markers and an integrated and matching date display, the dial of this watch is nicely balanced and not too busy. Moreover, to assure you about its longevity in operation the movement powering these watches provide an exceptional power reserve up to 72 hours.
All of these timepieces from Panerai Luminor 1950 series demonstrate an exceptional level of reliability, precision, and timeless design aesthetics.
Well to no doubt, the Panerai Luminor 1950 series has effectively stood the test of time. The Luminor 1950 series is a real feast for the eyes of watch connoisseurs. These Panerai watches are an eternity of the modern luxury watch landscape. With the launch of Panerai Luminor 1950 collection, Panerai has proven that it is capable of adapting and evolving into new roles, to confront new competitors, and to sustain its line. The allure and the rich heritage exuded through these Panerai watches are going to rule the present as well coming eras.
So, when are you buying your Panerai watches? Let your wrists flaunt the best of the time. Add the luxury to your collection without burning a hole in your pocket as the Panerai has got an economical choice for you.