These Watches for Dad Are Good Enough for the Italian Navy

Panerai is known for its no-nonsense watches ready for a maritime adventure — which make them ideal as a good Father’s Day gift



Panerai is known for its no-nonsense watches ready for a maritime adventure — which make them ideal as a good Father’s Day gift. With a rich history reaching back to 1860 and all about oceangoing adventures, what is not to love? On the technical side, Panerai watches are known for their extreme reliability, luminous markers and that signature patented crown-protection- ready for any adventure on land or at sea. Panerai’s new additions to the Submersible clock in at 42mm (with one exception) — a little more subtle than its well-known 47mm — and have all the classic Panerai aesthetics you love, would be a worthy choice to celebrate dad. Perfect for the courageous dad who is into extremes or racing vintage wooden yachts — at least in his daydreams.

Submersible Marina Militare Carbotech™


This timepiece isn’t messing about. Fittingly dubbed a Survival Instrument, at its beating heart is a robust three-day power reserve that is safely protected in a 47mm case of solid Carbotech™ a high-performance material both lighter than titanium and stronger than stainless steel. In this limited series, a special engraving on its case back is a fitting reminder for all that Dad does. The Submersible Marina Militare Carbotech™ was designed in tribute to Panerai’s historic partnership with the Italian Navy. You too can grab one. But you’ll have to be quick, only 150 are available. Your other option is to join the Italian Navy.

Buy Now: $19,400

Submersible – 42mm Blue Bezel


Made to the same exacting standards as the larger classic 47mm Submersibles, this new 42mm dial offering is just a more compact version of the original. The blue rubber strap and unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel, all come together nicely with the textured Shark Grey dial.

Buy Now: $9,800

Submersible – 42mm Black Bezel


Just like the Blue Bezel, the Black Bezel is as rugged as it is stylish. Rated for 300 meters depth and Super-LumiNova coated markers for low light conditions, you can take this piece anywhere and be confident it will come out the other side in one piece. The rubber strap will also ensure it won’t be going anywhere without you.

Buy Now: $9,800

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