Above art piece by Italian painter Rodolfo Claudius. By kind permission of the Italian Navy
Journey with Officine Panerai, from its Florence watchmaker roots, to the yesteryear where Panerai watches were used by the Royal Italian Navy and to the present of luxury divers timekeeping pieces, as well as showcases of Panerai’s futuristic luxury sports timepieces.
The exhibition titled ‘DIVE INTO TIME’ will be held in the heart of Florence at the former Basilica of San Pancrazio – home of the Marino Marini Museum. Dive into Time is a sprawling 1,000 square metres exhibition which will house an unseen collection of creations from the various periods of the history of the Florentine brand and a remarkable selection of brand new Panerai watch models.
Highlights of Panerai’s ‘Dive into Time’ exhibition:
1. Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon PAM 600 (Special Edition)
2. Radiomir Firenze PAM00672 (Special Edition)
3. Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic with P.9010 movement
4. Luminor Due
Dive into the brilliant insights in the field of optics and mechanics and the first instruments made by the Panerai family at the start of the last century; the iconic watches created for the Royal Italian Navy from the 1930s to the 1950s; a panorama of the models created in the period of almost 20 years in which the Richemont Group has owned it, a period in which a watch known only to collectors has become one of the most admired international brands of luxury sports watches.
The exhibition will run from Wednesday 18th May – Saturday 21st May 2016 to the public.