To give you a sense of their luxurious style, Panerai watches are often more expensive than a Rolex watch. This posh watch brand isn’t something that you see every day, and that is part of the appeal. What makes them so special is that they are still fairly rare, but they feature a high quality build with precision workmanship and the best materials. Although they tend to be a heavier model, this speaks to the quality.
Half of the watches produced by this high end luxury company feature a Valjoux movement which is great, but half feature their own in house movement which is even better. Many proud owners appreciate the simple layout of the dial. It’s easy to read and the finish has a solid and high quality feeling about it. Panerai offers a broad selection of models featuring different cases, dials and styles, so finding one to suit your personal preferences and sense of style isn’t difficult.
Here are our selections for the top five picks that Panerai submersible fans find irresistible.
1. Panerai Luminor Submersible E-Boutique Limited Edition PAM 731 – Price: $12,950
The Submersible E-Boutique is a limited edition watch with just 100 examples produced. This makes the watch a desired item for collectors with a fondness of Panerai Submersibles. This unique specemin features a 44 mm case in stainless steel material. The Blue dial is a wonderful contrast with striking Arabic numerals and stainless indicators. The movement is automatic. The functions of this limited edition watch include hours, minutes, small seconds and date. The bracelet is made of black rubber material with a stainless steel clasp type buckle.
2. Panerai Luminor Royal Navy Clearance Submersible PAM00664 Men’s Watch – Price: $16,450-25,998
The Luminor Royal Navy Clearance Submersible is a classic piece for which production began in 2010 and continues through the present. The watch features a 45 mm stainless steel case with a 15 mm thickness. It is waterproof up to 30 ATM. The case surrounds an automatic movement. The dial is black and serves as an excellent background for the silver contrasting Arabic numerals. Functions include hours, minutes and seconds. Visibility is excellent through the Glass Sapphire crystal which is resistant to scratching. For most production years, the bracelet/strap is made of rubber material with a standard length of 203 mm with a fold clasp. The 3016 edition features a black leather bracelet with a 200 mm length and a 41 mm case size.
3. Panerai Luminor PAM189 Ref. OP6608 – Price: $11,222
The Panerai Luminor PAM 189 is a limited edition watch that was produced in the year 2006. It features a 40mm case crafted in White gold material. The movement is a manual winding caliber. The Black Dial on the face serves as a magnificent background for the contrasting White gold numeral indications. The functions include hours, minutes and seconds. The bracelet/strap material is leather. Visibility is sharp and crisp with a glass sapphire crystal.
4. Panerai Luminor Submersible Carbotech 47mm – Price: $16,419
Among Panerai’s finest submersible watches, this example features the new and innovative carbon material for the case. The case size is a generous 47mm with the bezel also crafted of carbon material. This handsome men’s watch has a masculine appearance and features a black dial for making the numeral indicators stand out for excellent visibility beneath the glass sapphire crystal which protects it. This watch is powered by an automatic movement with the caliber P.9000 and a power reserve of 72 hours. The functions include: Hours, minutes, seconds and date. The bracelet/strap is made of rubber material in a black color. Another example of the Carbotech watch line is offered in a case made of Titanium materials.
5. Panerai Luminor Submersible Collection Luminor Submersible PAM 24 – Price: $6,275
Panerai luxury submersible PAM 24 watch that features a 44 x 52 mm case crafted of stainless steel materials with a 16 mm thickness. The dial is also made of stainless with a matte black coating that presents a magnificent background for the brightly illuminated numeral indicators set in bold and bright style. The functions include hours, minutes, seconds and date. The date window is located near the marker for 3 O’ clock with an attractive sub dial displayed at the 9 O’ clock position for the indication of seconds. The bold displays are highly visible and protected by a crisp and clear glass sapphire crystal covering that is resistant to scratching and scuffing. The Caliber is an automatic movement caliber OP III with a 21 jewel movement and a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. The bracelet is made of rubber materials in a black color. The strap is fastened with a stainless steel double fold style clasp.