The Panerai Luminor 1950 has become one of the most popular Panerai models among watch collectors. This seems to derive from the idea that it combines a minimalist military style and an iconic case. First things first we need to talk about the watchmakers background as it is necessary to understand the circumstances under which this watch was created and its understanding of Panerai’s history.
In 2002, Officine Panerai released a Special Edition model known simply as the Luminor 1950 or it’s nickname among Paneristis as simply the “Fiddy” ( sounds like “fifty” for 1950). They limited the piece to just 1,950 units, and so it wasn’t long before the Fiddy started exchanging hands at well above its listing price. Even now, many years later, it is trading hands for more than double its list price. Read more