September 2021 - Beckertime, LLC

The Panerai Radiomir

Although it doesn’t much look like the type we are now used to, there is a definite case for calling Panerai’s Radiomir one of the world’s first dive watches. It may be missing familiar elements like a rotating bezel or helium escape valve, but seeing as it was built specifically for military frogmen in the […]

The Breitling Navitimer

As far as luxury aviation watches go, there’s the Breitling Navitimer and then there’s everything else. In near-constant production since its debut in 1952, the watch, affectionately known as the ‘Navi’, takes all the features of a standard pilot’s timepiece—large size, bold and legible styling, enhanced resistance to temperature and pressure changes—and ramps up its […]

The Panerai Luminor

If you were to compile a list of the most instantly recognizable timepieces ever made, then Panerai’s Luminor must be at least in the top five. Even if you were to remove any trace of branding, that silhouette is unmistakable, and unlike anything else on the market. Initially created in the early post-war years, the […]

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