Life presents us with opportunities. Sometimes those opportunities require a long-term vision which, if followed through, has the ability to change the world. A little over two decades ago, Angelo Bonati received an opportunity. He was asked to leave Cartier in 1997 to join a newly acquired company of the Vendôme Luxury Group. This small brand out of Florence had previously been a supplier of timing instruments to the Italian Navy and at the time when Bonati joined had one timepiece. This brand was Panerai and this watch was the Luminor Marina.
Two decades later, Bonati has engineered the rise of a global brand which seamlessly fuses Swiss craftsmanship with creative Italian Design. Angelo Bonati received an opportunity, he crafted a vision, and the result is a brand which has become one of the most desirable names in sport watches on the globe.