Panerai or Officine Panerai is an Italian watch making company, today belonging to the Swiss Richemont S.A. with its main base in Florence, Italy where it was founded in 1860 but manufacturing its watches in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Panerai watches, although their name is not that famous by the average knower of watches brands, it is well known in the circle of those who are crazy for first class expensive watches with unique looks and precise mechanics. In Dubai, the Dubai Ahmed Seddiqi and Sons exclusive watch retailer brand sell Panerai brand.
Panerai watches represent high style and quality. Founded in 1825, the Panerai watches bring the Italian feeling. In its forms and features, you can capture the Italian high style. Although the Panerai watches are made in Switzerland, they follow Italian designs regarding its outlook, which makes them a favourite on the Italian market. The heavy usage of metals or gold is a characteristic of the Panerai watches, which combine classical and contemporary shapes creating unique looking watch collections. As for professional history, the Panerai professional diving watches were used in the Second World War by the Decima Flottiglia MAS frogmen. Other famous collections of Panerai include the Luminor and the Radiomir lines, which still play the leading role in the main collections of the Panerai watches.
The Panerai watches mostly issued in limited editions makes them even more valued. Also the company issues one Special Edition each year, which in this year are the Radiomir 3 days Platino (in platinum), Oro Bianco (in white gold), Oro Rossa (in red gold) and the Luminor Composite 1950 3 days watches. It is interesting to note that Panerai is by far the only first class watch making company, which features left-handed watches also in its collections both in the limited collections. Contemporary collection prices vary from 6000 to 25.000 EUR, which is the price of the 18K gold Marina, and the limited edition watches, especially the platinum ones cost the double. Panerai Watches can thank a lot for the Italoamerican actor Sylvester Stallone who did a lot for the high promotion of the brand just because he came to like one during an Italian shot and bought a dozen of the Panerai Luminose giving it to his friends with his signature on the caseback. These watches are called Slytech. Thanks to this action, the Panerai brand could rise to the first class watches as Richemont, whose attention was also caught by the watches of Stallone and saw fantasy in the unique looking watches, purchased it.
Today, the old Panerai watches manufactured in the beginning of the 21th century or during the world wars are high selling at auctions. Panerai is also famous for its contract with Ferrari according to which it has released Ferrari logo Panerai watches for a couple of years. These collections though did not entirely fulfil the expectations, so today are not manufactured anymore. Panerai Watches feature four main lines of collections today: the Historic, the Contemporary, the Specialities and the Limited Editions. The watches with the most professional features can be found in the specialities section. In Dubai, you will see Panerai watches at all the jewellery and watches store of the Dubai Ahmed Seddiqi and Sons Company, which is specialised in selling luxury watches. Seddiqi has dozens of stores in Dubai, so you can be sure that you cannot miss to see this rare brand the Panerai watches.
The Dubai variety of Panerai watches might be not as wide as in Italy or Switzerland, but knowing the high demand for top luxury items, you can be sure that the offer is great in Dubai when it comes to Panerai watches and all sorts of luxury goods. If you arrive during the summer, it is the time when you can get these specialities the cheapest.