Marlon du Toit has worked with Africa’s top properties across SA, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Marlon du Toit has worked with Africa’s top properties across SA, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Image: Supplied/Panerai

The Florentine watchmaker announced the renowned wildlife photographer Marlon du Toit as one of its ‘newest friends of the brand’.

An enviable life spent on safari, exploration and adventure has led Marlon to merge his passion for wildlife with his career goals of being one of the most acclaimed photographers and safari guides. 

His adventurous life counts so far 11 countries and almost 40 national parks as he captures timeless imagery of beautiful animals such as lions, leopards, elephants, tigers and jaguars.

As a professional safari guide he has worked with Africa’s top properties across SA, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

He has also made appearances on award-winning shows such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, sharing not only stories from his adventures but also highlighting his strong conservation message.

He joined Panerai sharing with the Maison the spirit of adventure combined with the need to sensitise the audience on natural heritage which is told through his powerful photography. 

“My intention has never been solely for recognition but to raise awareness for the troubles facing our natural world today. I use my love and deep understanding of wildlife along with my skill as a nature and wildlife photographer to convey more than an image or a fleeting moment.”

Panerai watch.
Panerai watch.
Image: Supplied/Panerai

Panerai represents innovation and empowers contemporary heroes by encouraging them to search for new challenging adventures without being overwhelmed by fear, as claimed by Du Toit.


Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watchmaking, for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments. 

The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997. 

Today Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. The latter are a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques. 

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