Panerai was started in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai on Ponte alle Grazie in Florence. At that time, Panerai workshop is not only a shop but also a watchmaking school. Later, the shop moved to the current location in the Palazzo Arcivescovile in Piazza San Giovanni and changed its name into “Orologeria Svizzera” in the early 20th century.
Panerai brand designed and produced its watches for the Royal Italian Navy in 1916. The military needs are very strict. Panerai had supplied high-precision instruments for many years. Then Panerai created Radiomir whose feature is the luminescence.
The Radiomir is a radium powder that gives luminosity to the whole dials of Panerai products. So Panerai applied for a patent for Radiomir. That is a remarkable achievement. In 1936, the first ten Panerai Radiomir fake watches with black dials were created for the navy commandos.
Radiomir is the earliest collection and till now, the watches of this collection all keep the prototype’s features: large-size steel cases, luminescent numerals and unique lugs. There are many outstanding Panerai replica watches with hand-wound mechanical movements in this collection. People can have lots of selections to choose.