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Panerai's watchmaking tradition spans 150 years from its foundation in Florence in the 1860s. As supplier to the Royal Italian Navy, Panerai perfected the world's first underwater timepieces in the 1930s, which were both waterproof and luminescent. Panerai timepieces represent both glamor and technical brilliance. Until the 1970s, these beautifully designed watches were known only to the connoisseur; today they are collected by "Paneristi" throughout the world. Courageous adventurer Mike Horn wore a Panerai Arktos designed for him while making a solo circumnavigation of the Arctic Circle between 2002 and 2004. Panerai: The History presents the watchmaker's remarkable technical and aesthetic achievements in original photography. An extensively researched catalog of the watches and other pieces in the firm's collections and archives provides a unique resource for collectors and watch specialists.
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Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Release Date Nov 13, 2007
ISBN 2080305018 ISBN13 9782080305015
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More About Giampiero Negretti
Simon de Burton is a watch specialist and frequently contributes articles on antiques and collectibles to The Financial Times. He authored The New Motorcycle Yearbook series.Giampiero Negretti is a watch expert and editor-in-chief of the Italian newspaper Il Giornale. He has written several books on Panerai including Legendary Watches and Panerai Historia: From the Depths of the Sea. He has co-authored books on other luxury timepieces including Patek Philippe, Piaget Watches and Wonders Since 1874, Masters of Time, Longines Watches, and Le Temps du Cartier.