First established in 1860, Panerai has been growing hotter and hotter lately in the luxury watch market. Their timepieces are beautifully designed and really pop when you see them in person. This simple and elegant Luminor Marina watch is housed in a large 44m polished bezel, and powered by automatic movement with an impressive 42 hour power reserve. The sapphire crystal face has an anti-glare treatment and magnifying lens over the date at 3 o’clock. The alligator bracelet is nothing to gawk at either with it’s pronounced white leather stitching. The model pictured above runs for a retail of around $7k and there are other options within the Luminor Marina line.
As with the collaboration of Panerai and Ferrari, the Breitling for Bentley collection shows how the partnership between fine watchmakers and high-end car manufacturers can produce great results. The collection is made up of 13 models and the Bentley GMT is shown here. This large 49mm automatic chronograph features a finely crafted dial adorned with totalizer rims inspired by Bentley dashboards. Fit for a traveler, the watch also displays 24 cities for quick conversion to time zones around the globe. Just like a Bentley, these watches don’t come cheap – the model shown retails for around $10k.
Similar to the partnership between Breitling and Bentley, luxury watchmaker Panerai has made some limited edition timepieces for Ferrari. These high-end watches feature Panerai’s automatic swiss movement, sapphire crystal faces, luminous hands, and fine leather straps with contrasting stitching. The styling of these five special watches reflect the gauges and instruments used in Ferrari cars.