A beautiful watch brand from Florence, Italy, Officine Panerai was founded in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai. Panerai watches found success early on when it became the official supplier to the Royal Italian Navy. From there, their very first patent (Radiomir) was created. The Radiomir model and collection is still one of the watch brands most popular choices, as it keeps many of the same features: large steel case, hand-wound mechanical movement, water-resistant strap and more. Panerai watches have a distinctive look that most people would recognize, just like some of their most popular models: Panerai Luminor, Panerai Radiomir 1940 and Panerai Luminor Due.