Foundation PANERAI

Giovanni Panerai (1825 - 1897) opened a watch shop in Florence. Soon afterwards, he established relationships with the most traditional Swiss watchmakers.

Royal Italian Navy supplier

Foundation of the company Guido Panerai & Figlio in Florence, whose core competence is producing high-quality micro mechanics. The company becomes the official supplier to the Royal Italian Navy.

Orologeria Svizzera

Under the name of Orologeria Svizzera, PANERAI is expanding the range to spare parts, accessories and tools for precision mechanics. The first watchmaker's school in Florence will be built as part of the affiliated workshop.

The Invention of Radiomir

Guido Panerai has patented the invention of Radiomir. The permanently illuminating mass is used for targeting devices, time firing, depth gauge etc. for the Royal Italian Navy.

Supplier to the Royal Italian Navy

The company - already under the name OFFICINE PANERAI - supplies the Royal Italian Navy with precision pocket stopwatches especially for military use.

First prototype of a diving watch

The first prototype of a diving watch is presented to the Royal Italian Navy. The reference 2533. It is disputed whether this model was presented at that time with the mysterious S.L.C. Dial or with the neutral California dial.

Mare Nostrum

Development of the Mare Nostrum chronograph with Minerva movement. This reference that is intended for on-board officers is limited to a prototype.

Diver watch in small series

The first wristwatch for divers goes in limited production, initially as a prototype, followed as officially. The reference 3646 with 47 mm housing diameter, pillow-shaped housing and braided wire lugs. The first copies were delivered with the California Dial, later versions also with the classic 12 - 3 - 6 - 9 dial.

Egiziano Piccolo

The Egyptian Navy orders PANERAI watches for their underwater striking forces. The reference 6154 with nicknamed Egiziano Piccolo is developed. The data of the watch are nearly identical to the reference 6152, but the case is much flatter.

The patented crown protection guard

Reference 6152-1 is a variation of the reference 6152 with a slightly modified case shape. This reference was still delivered without a crown guard, later with the patented crown guard (today the recognition feature of PANERAI).

Birth reference 6152

Since the braided wire lugs did not withstand any long-term stress, the housing was changed. The housing as well as the lugs were now milled from a block. Reference 6152 was born. From the transition phase from the reference 3646 to the reference 6152, two prototypes were also produced (welded lug prototype, hornlug prototype).

Egiziano Grosso

This year, the reference GPF 2/56 L'Egiziano also appears as the Egiziano Grosso for the Egyptian Navy. It differs significantly from all previous references with a rotatable bezel and an oversized case width of 60 mm. It is the only reference delivered directly from the factory with the 8 day Angelus caliber. All previous references are only partly retrofitted with the Angelus factory from 1956 onwards.

Mille Metri - Titanium diving watch

OFFICINE PANERAI is developing a prototype of a Titanium water-proof diving watch, the Mille Metri by the developer Alessandro Bettarini.

The first public available watches

The company OFFICINE PANERAI is launching wrist watches with the Luminor Marina and Mare Nostrum series for the first time to the public.

Slytech - Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone discovered the brand PANERAI, which was then known only to insiders. In 1996, he ordered personalized watches from the Luminor Marina and Mare Nostrum series, including the Slytech dial print, for his movie Daylight that helped the brand to reach an international audience.


Richemont (then still Vendôme Luxury Group) took over OFFICINE PANERAI.

PANERAI represented by Richemont

The brand PANERAI is represented internationally by Richemont.


Reopening of Bottega PANERAI in Florence at Piazza San Giovanni 16r.

Opening of the PANERAI manufactory

Opening of the PANERAI manufactory in Neuchâtel (Switzerland).

The first in-house caliber P.2002

The first in-house caliber P.2002 with 8 days power-reserve, which is exclusively manufactured at the PANERAI manufactory in Neuchâtel, is presented to the public.


Foundation of the German speaking PANERISTICLUB e.V.


Our Clubwatch will be handed over to the first "Member of the Month". It is exclusively made with specially crafted "Special-Edition" tapes from renowned Strap manufacturers exclusively. This watch is only available once.

We are Pamily

Registration of the "We are Pamily" trademark in the German Patent and Trademark Office.