Panerai Watchmaker - Watch Repairs | Manhattan Time Service®
Service Recommendations for Panerai Watches – It is highly recommended having the movement of your Panerai watch inspected and serviced every two – four years years by a highly-qualified technician who is capable to carry out any needed restoration work to its complex movement. If your Panerai watch is significantly fast or slow, it may be necessary to regulate its movement. Panerai watches are made to the highest standards of quality, and it is worth noting that the watch’s mechanical parts run 24 hours a day, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure its long life and reliable operation.
Our Expertise at Fixing Panerai Watches
Only highly qualified watchmakers can carry out restoration work for Panerai watches. Such specific and highly-qualified work is performed by a small team of our specialists using up-to-date techniques and equipment. Additionally, our staff benefits from continuous training in order to maintain and improve the level of service we can offer to our customers. Each watch sent to us is examined by a master watchmaker and a series of tests are carried out before a detailed cost estimate is prepared free of charge, which is then presented to you before any work is done. We will always give special attention to your Panerai timepiece while it is in our service center.
Services We Provide for Panerai Watches
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- Replace any faulty watch parts (if available)
- Check whether the watch parts function correctly
- Check for rust or wear
- Assemble and lubricate the movement in accordance with the instructions
- Movement functioning check
- Calibration of the mechanism
- Demagnetize the movement, if needed
- Crystal Replacement (if available)
- Gasket Replacement
- Stem and crown replacement (if available)
- Dial replacement or refinishing (if available)
- Ultrasound cleaning of the case and bracelet
- Watchbands & Strap Replacements (if available)
- Pressure test to factory specifications
Panerai Models We Repair
- Panerai Ferrari
- Panerai Radiomir
- Panerai Luminor Base
- Panerai Luminor Marina
- Panerai Luminor Chronograph
- Panerai Luminor Power Reserve
- Panerai Luminor GMT
- Panerai Luminor Submersible
- Panerai Luminor 3 Days
- Panerai Luminor 8 Days
- Panerai Luminor 10 Days
- Panerai Purdey
Giovanni Panerai first opened the doors of his new family business in 1860 in Florence on the Ponte alle Grazie. Through his watchmaker’s shop he established a direct link to the most prestigious and oldest Swiss watch manufacturers of the time, adding tradition to his own sense of style and luxury craftsmanship.
In 1890, Giovanni was succeeded by his son, Leon Francesco, and later Giovanni’s grandson expanded the Panerai family business to include new high-precision mechanisms, becoming the official supplier to the Royal Italian Navy. Soon after the turn of the century, the Panerai workshop moved to the Piazza San Giovannie site in Florence, where it can still be found today. Its original sign, the Orologeria Svizzera, is also still visible and a reminder to all the close link Panerai watches has with Swiss craftsmanship.
Since its first days, Panerai watches have been intertwined with the underwater world – from being the official supplier to the Royal Italian Navy and seeing military action during World War II with the Italian Navy. Panerai watches have always withstood the rigors of water exposure and military use, and in 1943, Panerai invented a special bridge to protect a watch’s winding crown, which ultimately and forever became known and patented as an Officine Panerai hallmark.
What Makes Panerai Unique
Unlike the multitude of its competitors who offer numerous different designs, styles and gimmicks, Panerai has simplified its line of watches to only include two standard models – the Radiomir and the Luminor. Of course, Panerai offers different variations of each, but all of their watches are based on the classic design of these two watch models.
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their website, Paneristi.com, where Panerai enthusiasts exchange information, comments and stories about their watches through an active forum, Panerai has created a new Special Edition Luminor watch, aptly named the “Paneristi.” This new watch celebrates the fact that their community has grown from a few dozen participants 10 years ago to several thousand worldwide fans today. The new watch comes with a 44mm Luminor case, distinguished by a classic crown-protecting bridge device, which makes it water-resistant up to 300 meters in depth. The case, bezel, bridge and crown are coated in DLC, as is the strap’s buckle. The watch is also uniquely personalized by the steel caseback that bears an engraved inscription, Paneristi.com and Tenth Anniversary.