A rarity among luxury watch manufacturers, Panerai's headquarters reside in Florence, Italy instead of in Switzerland. This difference in heritage shows in their design: Panerai watches are entirely distinctive from any other brand. They feature an iconic square shape, large crown guards, and a one-of-a-kind construction. Panerai's uncluttered timepieces are practical as well as handsome. The simple legibility of a Panerai watch made them the official timepiece of the Italian Navy for nearly a century.