Panerai introduces a new Radiomir, paying homage to the brand’s origins. In 1916, Guido Panerai patented “Radiomir,” a radium-based substance that emits an intense glowing in the dark, enhancing the readability of precision instruments for the Royal Italian Navy. In 1935, the first prototype of a watch for Italian combat divers followed. The new Radiomir Officine PAM01385 celebrates the signature design features of the initial model.
Through the sapphire glass, one can admire the beige-grainy sandwich dial with luminous Arabic numerals, hour markers and hands as well as the signature subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock. The characteristic cushion-shaped stainless steel case measures 45mm in diameter and is entirely polished, including the solid case back, which is also made of steel. This design ensures water resistance up to 100 meters.
Powering the PAM01385 is the in-house caliber P.6000, a manual-winding movement operating at 21,600 vibrations per hour and boasting a three-day power reserve thanks to its twin barrels. The strap is crafted from dark brown Scamosciato calfskin with beige stitching, secured by a trapezoidal pin buckle made of polished steel. Only 300 pieces of this model will be produced, making it a true collector’s item.
Pricing is marked at $5,400 excl. sales tax.
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