From our Archives: "History of the Panerai Luminor"

From our Archives: “History of the Panerai Luminor”

1993 is a vital year throughout the entire existence of Panerai and its most iconic watch, the Luminor.

In that year, interestingly, the brand presented the Luminor and its variation Luminor Marina to people in general. Prior to then, Panerai watches had been accessible only to military powers.

The Panerai Luminor presented to the general population in 1993 – Courtesy of Martin Wilmsen

Straightforwardly inspired to a model of the past, the Luminor model immediately made an exceptional overall progress.

In this article we venture back to the origin of the Officine Panerai firm and the main events that brought to the creation of this iconic watch.

Read our element article “History of the Panerai Luminor”

Reference 6152-1 made in 1955 with the patented crown protection framework, dull brown “sandwich'”dial and Radiomir Panerai signature – Courtesy of John Goldberger