1993 is a key year in the history of Panerai and its most iconic watch, the Luminor.
In that year, for the first time, the brand presented the Luminor and its variation Luminor Marina to the public. Before then, Panerai watches had been available only to military forces.
The Panerai Luminor presented to the public in 1993 - Courtesy of Martin Wilmsen
Directly inspired to a model of the past, the Luminor model quickly achieved an exceptional worldwide success.
In this article we step back to the origin of the Officine Panerai firm and the main events that brought to the creation of this iconic watch.
Reference 6152-1 made in 1955 with the patented crown protection system, dark brown "sandwich'"dial and Radiomir Panerai signature - Courtesy of John Goldberger