Protection Suisse Des Animau
Panerai has started monitoring the sources of leather that is used in the production of its straps, responding to a precise request by the Protection Suisse Des Animaux (PSA). PSA has increased awareness among watchmaking brands concerning big ethical issue of animal exploitation.
This brand is respecting the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The obligations of „CITES” is to guarantee that the survival of endangered species is not threatened by commercial operations.
Panerai is using alligator leather that come from American farms, precisely from Louisiana and those farms guarantee the exclusive use of alligators reared and treated according to CITES regulations. In that way they are contributing to constant growth in the number of wild alligators placing about 15% of animals back into their natural habitat.
For the production of wooden panels and numerous other elements in its boutiques, Officine Panerai has begun using wood that respects the protection of the eco-system and the conservation of limited resources. To this aim, suppliers must guarantee that wood production and processing activities comply with local legislation, rules and environmental norms and that such activities be carried out in harmony with the environment.
The new Officine Panerai boutiques were designed and built using LED lighting, with low energy consumption and a high level of environmental sustainability. LEDs (light emitting diodes) allow full brightness to be reached very quickly, ensuring better efficiency at low temperatures with low emissions of heat. In addition, they do not contain toxic materials. LEDs represent the future of environmentally sustainable lighting, requiring approximately 80% less energy than traditional light bulbs and lasting much longer. A significant part of the Panerai story is brand’s ecological awareness.
In the spirit of this story we must point out that everything is subordinate to the protection of the environment. Officine Panerai has begun producing catalogues, brochures, leaflets, invitations, warranties, instruction booklets and press kits on FSC® certified paper, the suppliers of which are committed to very strict policies for the protection of the environment. Our partners have adopted very high standards of control over the origin of the paper used for printing and the environmental impact of such activities, guaranteeing the use of eco-friendly materials including ink and packaging.
Officine Panerai goes "green"
Officine Panerai opened the new plant where all the activities concerning the development, production and assembly of the movements and the watches were transferred. The new production site and the most ambitious project opened at the end of 2013 and represents an extraordinary opportunity for the optimisation of production processes both in terms of quantity and quality. The new Officine Panerai building has zero environmental impact as far as the production of carbon dioxide is concerned thanks to the integration of a number of technologies designed to reclaim and recycle resources.
In that way they promote eco-sustainable mobility among employees. Those are a few examples of ways in which the new manufacture satisfies the requirements of zero impact: the water used in production processes is reused for the toilets, for cleaning and in the cooling systems, the energy produced by the machinery is reused in the heating system, a state-of-the-art heat pump system permits optimization of the energy produced by both the heating and cooling systems
The goal is to keep building standards that permit rational use of energy, extensive use of renewable energy and in that way to reduce the impact on the environment of large production sites.
In 2014 Officine Panerai obtained certification from The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), and in 2017 the brand has achieved this prestige certificate for the second time.
It is important to mention that the RJC is non-profit organization founded in 2005. Their mission is to promote, within the context of gold and diamond jewellery production, responsible ethical, social and environmental practices that respect human rights, all the way from mining to retail.
Same tenacity and effort shown when researching ways to improve technical and aesthetic aspects of a Panerai timepiece are applied on its accessories as well. Using high quality materials and thoughtful design in their production, Panerai bracelets and straps go hand in hand with the matching timepiece, creating a work of art.Explore
Officine Panerai offers a selection of buckles that are different in size, material and design. Panerai historic timepieces feature Trapezoidal pin buckle, but the variations in design make them perfect for any occasion.Explore
The Officine Panerai collection offers immense amount of choice when we talk about innovative materials and high-performance technology. Their inclusion within Panerai products make up a wide selection in the luxury sport watch market, and are improved upon through meticulous research conducted within Manufacture in Neuchâtel.Explore
The fact that this brand meets past and the future does not just mean the development of high quality, in-house movements, they also mean a search for high-performance, innovative materials that are selected and tested by the Neuchâtel Manufacture through an on-going research and development activity.Explore