If you are sensitive to global cataclysms and find the course of history too unstable and harsh, the Officine Panerai watch will help you accept this fact and normalize the pressure drops and events. This brand is strikingly different from others as it initially had purely technical, applied, even professional importance - it made watches for naval troops and submariners.
The manufacturers knew perfectly well what strikes of waves and life their creations must withstand and made the watch body and mechanisms very solid. They long and carefully worked on the luminous material the Panerai numbers are written with. The strap was also thoroughly elaborated: it had to be long and solid enough for wearing, for example, on a rescue suit.
That is, these watches were never made to please the public. The manufacturers pursued very specific goals: to make life more comfortable for people who had to watch the time at any depth and in any weather conditions. Therefore, when one day the management board decided to step away from the narrow specialization, collectors, connoisseurs and simply wealthy “people in the loop” rushed into the opened doors.
Everyone understood that they were looking at things of historical significance, that were also very comfortable and with an excellent guarantee of quality and long service.
Panerai really focuses on this feature of its products. For example, they revived the trademark of the 1950s for American athletes participating in the America's cup-2017 regatta. For seafarers, Panerai watches are a symbol of serious approach to business, solidity and success just like a hundred years ago.