Harrods hosts rare Panerai watch exhibition
Known for its beautiful jewellery room and rare watches, Harrod's latest exhibition features a remarkable line-up of 14 vintage Panerai watches and naval instruments – some of which are worth £300,000.
Between the 1930s-1990s, Officine Panerai made a limited production of timepieces, with the majority of them not available to the public, as the company – which was founded in Florence in 1860 – also supplied the Italian Navy with precision diving instruments for many years – resulting in its designs protected by the Military Secrets Act. Iconic Panerai watches such as the Luminor and Radiomir were only launched in the public in 1997.
Now, the famed English department store is giving watch fanatics a lifetime opportunity to see a selection of unique Panerai watches dating back to the 1940s, as well as modern-day limited-edition pieces from the early 2000s.