In the 1930s Officine Panerai was official supplier of sophisticated, high precision devices to the Italian Navy. Amongst the multitude of concepts and instruments realised, a special range of watches was designed specifically for use in extreme and highly risky conditions.

Since 1993 these exclusive military watches have been made available to the public in limited editions under the original brands Luminor and Mare Nostrum. These were followed by the international launch and success of the Officine Panerai brand ten years ago.

Today Panerai has a technical research and development centre, highly selective distribution for materials and movements, and at least one new and innovative calibre each year.