Officine Panerai is a luxury watch brand. Founded in Italy, it now manufacturers timepieces in Switzerland

  • Supplier to the Royal Italian Navy, Panerai was niche until Sylvester Stallone discovered it in the 1990s and introduced it to Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger – now Dwayne Johnson loves it too
  • Hero watches include the Luminor and Radiomir but the traditionally masculine brand – compared by Pontroué to the Porsche 911 – was recently worn at the Oscars by Asian-American actress Hong Chau

How do you capture a prospective buyer’s attention in an overcrowded watch market? One trick is to focus on iconic collections that have set generations of watch lovers dreaming

From Everything Everywhere All at Once’s Michelle Yeoh wearing Richard Mille for her victorious Oscars to the MoonSwatch collab between Omega and Swatch, here are 5 of March’s biggest watch moments


Leading Swiss watch brands like Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre and A. Lange & Söhne all offer timepieces with moon phase complications, whether ornately complex or elegantly simple

Air, land or sea? Rugged timepieces made to withstand the elements defined the early efforts of many luxury watchmakers – and they won’t let us forget that heritage today

Hong Kong’s Landmark Atrium will host 80 historic and modern exhibits and instruments, highlighting the historic brand’s continued innovation and long history of service to the Italian Navy

In the fifth of our series on women’s watches, we look at how brands that once simply offered women smaller versions of men’s watches, today recognise the need to try harder

Green dials are here to stay, and luxury watchmakers each have their own exciting take on the trend, from Patek Philippe, Hublot and IWC, to Panerai and Moser & Cie

From Panerai stepping foot into the world of non-fungible tokens to Omega and Swatch’s sunny collaboration and more … here’s the top news from the world of luxury watches

Once a cute heartthrob, today the Chinese actor is biting into meatier roles – including playing Mao Zedong and starring in the military drama The Glory of Youth

In a world that’s increasingly dominated by big and fast retailers, Philip Law’s collection of designer art toys, vintage automobiles and high-end watches reflect his passion for luxury and beauty

The Italian watchmaker debuts the smallest case in one of its best-loved collections – now, do you fancy a blue, white or black dial, or an alligator or calfskin strap?

Hong Kong guests can create their own light art piece and win the grand prize of a Panerai Watch Winder at the luxury Italian watchmaker’s new challenge, taking place until November 21

Some of the most profound innovations at the digital Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021 show might be in sales and delivery, but brands fought as keenly as ever for eyeballs with their latest creations

Watch & Wonders joins hands with Net-a-Porter, Tudor adds to its Black Bay and Royal collections, and Gucci returns to the wild for fresh inspiration for jewellery

Officine Panerai, an Italian watchmaker, made its name selling bulky timepieces with 60mm dials. Because of the Chinese taste for more discreet watches, it now makes some with 38mm dials. It’s a sign of how important the Chinese luxury market has become.

Tourbillons are trending, Cartier delighted with skeletonised timepieces and Hermès used a meteorite from Mars – while Roger Dubuis unveiled a gong sounding a dissonant tritone known as the ‘devil’s interval’.

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Luminor, Panerai opted to use a new grade superluminova in its new trio of timepieces, which is said to give off a brighter and longer lasting glow


007 has worn Omegas on-screen for some 25 years – but these 5 luxury models from Rolex, Panerai and more are equally fit for some underwater spy-faring kicks.


The Italian luxury watchmaker’s 18ct offering contains a hefty serving of copper for a rich sunset-evoking colour, as well as platinum to prevent any change of colour over time

The Macau Timepiece Museum houses everything from 1800s Patek Philippe pocket watches to a hydromechanical wristwatch from independent watchmaker HYT


Sails from past Luna Rossa journeys have been repurposed and applied onto the dial Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Chrono Flyback, giving the watch face a textured look


Calibre P. 4000, the thinnest automatic movement ever developed by Panerai, has a decentralised micro-rotor which feeds energy into two spring barrels that offer a power reserve of three days

The luxury watches feature auto-winding movements with three-day power reserve and are exceptional enough to be worn in the America’s Cup held in New Zealand in 2021