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How To Find Out Panerai Price For Your Favorite Models?

Genuine Panerai timepieces have caught the fancy and interest of watch enthusiasts for many years.

Be it a LeCoultre or Maurice, a Lacroix or Baume, a Mercier or Schaffhausen, or any of the 233 different models of Panerai watches, fans have been avidly following the news around prices, features and indeed celebrities who wear these engineering marvels.

Panerai Price Lists

Many Web based resources these days display relatively accurate, updated lists of Panerai price trends.

For instance, if you were to look for the 2010 Panerai price list, you’ll find one that’s updated upto July 2010. Here are some indicative prices, all in Euros.

A Panerai LUMINOR BASE LOGO (44MM) model retails for E2900, while a LUMINOR BASE (Titanium) is E3950. The Panerai RADIOMIR BLACK SEAL ceramic model (45mm) costs E5600, while the Panerai LUMINOR 1950 is more expensive at E9900.

Near the top of the heap is the Panerai RADIOMIR ORO ROSA, a 42 mm. craftsman’s delight, price E11,500.

Panerai Price Worldwide

What if you’re a Panerai afficinado, but live in the United States or Canada, and prefer to have your rates displayed in dollars instead?

There are catalogs which show you this information too – and here’s one culled from a list that’s current as of June 2010.

A Luminor Base steel Panerai (white dial) retails at $5,600. A Luminor Marina Logo steel timepiece costs $4,700. And the RADIOMIR ORO ROSA price equivalent is $17,400.

Arranged by Genre

Maybe you’re interested in the contemporary collection only. Here are some indicative prices of Panerai watches.

  • 1950 Flyback – $9,600
  • Marina 1950 – $7,400
  • 1950 Power Reserve – $9,950
  • Radiomir 10 Days – $14,800

And there are specialty watches organized in another catalog that will pop up with a simple Web search using your favorite engine – Google, Yahoo, Bing or any other.

  • Panerai watch – Tour Billion Titanium 50 mm. – $220,000
  • Panerai Radiomir Tour Billion Ceramica 48 mm. – $160,000
  • Panerai Luminor 1950 (Oro Rosa Tourbillion) – on demand

Even the exclusive special editions have prices listed on these hobbyist websites, giving the casual home surfer access to hitherto exclusive data at the click of a mouse.

For instance, the Panerai Radiomir composite model (Marina Militaire 8 Giorni) is priced at $14,900, while the Radiomir Regatta Titanium timepiece costs $17,900 for the 47 mm. model. A Mare Nostrum Panerai will set you back $37,300 if you buy it in July 2010.

Just about any model Panerai watch can be located online, if you do a simple search using the right terms. Go hunting for your favorite watch right now!

Panerai Watch Straps – Near Perfect Craftsmanship

What’s the big deal about a watch strap, right? Well, with a Panerai watch strap, it is a big deal. In fact, just as many fans are excited about the strap as the chronometer itself – because the craftsmanship is just so awesome.

For someone who buys a cheap wristwatch for functional purposes, this is hard to understand. But for a discerning buyer who appreciates rare luxuries and buys collectibles because of their artistic nature, military style Panerai watch straps are a matter of excitement, love and raving enthusiasm.

Watch Straps Are Ordinary – NOT!

Typically, watch buyers would go to a store and have a broken tank strap replaced without thinking twice. So getting a replacement strap for $150 sounds foolish – unless you realize we’re talking about Panerai watch straps.

With the Panerai PAM 90, the strap is an alligator skin band. It is lined with soft leather backing, with a finish that is absolute perfection. There is no better crafted strap anywhere.

In other models like Tudor, Tourneau or the Hamilton chronograph, the steel buckle is attached to the strap with a set of screws (a technique which Panerai has patented), and each piece comes with a small steel screwdriver in case you want to change the strap to a different one.

Specifications and Dimensions

The typical strap for a 44 mm model will have 24 mm lugs and 22 mm buckles. The strap itself is 24 mm wide towards the watch. It will taper 2 mm towards the buckle. The strap itself is 115 mm long, with the buckle typically fitting into the middle hole when it is worn on your wrist.

When you order a custom made strap, the craftsman will probably send you a diagram to look at and send in your unique measurements. The strap will then be tailored to you needs.

The Panerai watch Straps Industry

Catering to the niche of enthusiasts who wear Panerai watches is an aftermarket that thrives on selling replacement straps to these owners. Hollywood film stars and celebrities won’t think twice of blowing $200 on a new strap when they get bored with the one they are using. And that’s the reason a specialty industry has grown around straps.

Panerai straps are made out of fine Italian leather, crocodile or stingray skin, or even shark and vintage Swiss, Swedis or German leathers. You can even have your strap custom designed to order.

Aged leather (over 100 years old) can go into a Panerai strap, making the strap a collectible in its own right. Is it any surprise, then, that legends and myths are woven around the Panerai watch strap – or that the band of rabid Panerai fans will not hesitate to splurge on buying them whenever they want to?

Panerai Submersible Time-pieces – Hand-Crafted Masterpieces Designed for Navy Commandos

The Panerai watch company, established in 1860 in Florence by Giovanni Panerai’s family, has produced precision timepieces for many decades. One of their early areas of specialization was to craft watches for the Italian Navy.

As a natural extension, soon afterwards Panerai got interested in making submersible watches for commandos. Even as early as in the mid-thirties, Panerai won exclusive deals with the army and navy. They provided watches, torches and even helped in targeting torpedo missiles using their technology and instrumentation knowledge.

Panerai Submersible Luminor and Marina Watches

As they worked closely with the Italian Navy and crafted watches for their marine commandoes, Panerai developed some impressive masterpieces in the submersible genre. They patented some of the breakthrough developments, giving them a competitive edge that other watch manufacturers could not match.

For many decades, these creations were exclusively provided to military and commando users. Only after 1993 were they made available to the general public at large.

Panerai Submersible Collectibles

First created during world war 2, the Radiomir was a Panerai submersible that used radium, while the Luminor used tritium. At the time, no other watch could meet their standards and they had a practical monopoly over the niche. Since then, they have been improved consistently and are even better today.

Exclusivity is a hallmark of these time-pieces. They are priced accordingly, with the top end models costing a small fortune. Regular buyers can probably only afford replicas, as the price of just one art piece could equal their lifetime earnings!

Panerai Radiomir Regatta Submersible

Designed with a brushed titanium case which is totally water resistant, this model can be used even at a depth of 100 meters. With a 42 hour power reserve, and decorations on the bridges, a black dial that glows in the dark, and minute/knot counters, this is a seaman’s delight. It offers split second chronometers and lets you calculate boat speed in nautical miles.

Shipped in a sapphire crystal case with a see-through back, and a black leather strap, this piece will set you back a cool 11,950 pounds Sterling!

Steel Panerai Radiomir Alarm GMT Submersible

This model is water resistant upto 30 meters and is officially certified for use by commandos and naval officers. It displays time, date, hours, minutes and seconds, with mechanical alarms provided. The black dial with luminous markers make it easy to read in the dark.

With a tan croc strap and a see-through back sapphire crystal case, this piece retails typically at nearly five thousand pounds.

At these prices, it’s no surprise that everyone who desires a Panerai submersible cannot afford to buy one. But to satisfy their craving, there are perfect Panerai replicas that will help you indulge your fancy – without breaking your wallet!