It is rare to meet a serious watch collector that doesn’t have a soft spot for Panerai.
The Italian history, the attachment to World War II submarine crews, the quirky and instantly recognisable design contribute to its enormous popularity.
For the money, around £7,400 for the Luminor Due 3 Days Manual with its titanium case and blue dial that we feature here, it feels like you get an awful lot of watch, quality, uniqueness and street credibility among fellow collectors.
The watch comes in a polished titanium 42mm, case smaller than other Panerais and better for it.
The blue sun-brushed dial with cutaway hour markets is mesmerizing. It is waterproof to 30m so the hand-wound mechanical P.1000 calibre is fully protected.