Panerai was founded on the Ponte alle Grazie in Florence in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai, as a watchmakers shop and school. Over the next few decades, the brand expanded and began to specialize in high precision mechanisms, and becoming the official supplier for the Royal Italian Navy.
The shop was relocated to the Piazza San Giovanni site in Florence at the turn of the century. At this time, they adopted the name "Orologeria Svizzera" for the store, which served to underline the relationship between Panerai's watches and its Swiss origins. The Panerai boutique, still bearing this name, stands proudly at this location even today.
Recognized around the world today as a leader in precision watchmaking, Panerai is a favorite among watch aficionados; a group well-known under the name "Paneristis". While primarily targeted at men, Panerai watches have become increasingly popular among women as well, especially with the growing trend of large watches for women.
As an extremely popular brand, pre-owned Panerai watches are always in great demand, as they give men and women the opportunity to own Panerai watches that are vintage, limited edition, no longer in production, and available at a lower price than a new watch.
As a dealer for estate watches in La Jolla and San Diego, CJ Charles Jewelers is proud to offer a substantial range of pre-owned Panerai watches. All of these watches have been certified as per our pre-owned watch program and are guaranteed authentic. Each of our estate Panerai pieces are limited edition, numbered pieces...browse our collection to avail the best deals today.