With thanks to their oversize cases, extra-resistant styles, and long connection to the Italian air force, Panerai swiss wrist watches are getting to be beloved cult items, a unique fate for any manufacturer exclusively devised for military use until '93. Until '93 Panerai timepieces were created exclusively for the marine corps (barely three hundred styles were generated for civilians from 1939 to 1992). In 1993 the organization entered civil society with a pair of limited-edition collection featuring the Luminor along with the Mare Nostrum chronograph (an early Forties model). Between 1993 and The late nineties, in regards to what is referred to as its pre-Vendome period (the Richemont group ended up being called Vendome), Panerai appetites with a tantalizingly sparse manufacturing of 828 watches.
In 1997 the Richement group chose to take advantage of the brand's background by providing officially and technically faithful replicas of their original military products. Over the next 5 years, Officine Panerai constructed in excess of ninety thousand swiss wrist watches and designed a major international stature. Though these in-house calibers today depict only an infinitesimal section of production, they enable the organization to legally take its place next to other Swiss watchmakers, and fuel passion among completely new hobbyists willing to spend roughly $100,000 to wear a Panerai accompanied by a tourbillon