Panerai’s Radiomir Composite Marina Militare 8 Days combines state-of-the-art technical innovation and deep-rooted history in an attractive and distinctive package. The technical innovation is found in the material from which the case is fashioned. The Panerai composite is a material is the result of an electrochemical process of ceramization of aluminum. This material is harder than the ceramics normally used for cases in watch-making (zirconia), and also harder than metals like steel and titanium, as well as being lighter.
Thanks to its qualities of ductility and reliability, the Panerai composite allows for complex and extremely precise workings and is the result of processes that, up to now, were employed in the creation of components for the aeronautic industry and for car and motorcycle races requiring the highest levels of performance.
Aesthetically, the Radiomir Composite is a mono-color matte deep brown. Though very high tech, the case and dial have an appropriate, historic look that is instantly recognizable. The movement is the P.2002/7 Calibre, entirely developed and built by Officine Panerai. Hand wound and with a 13 ¾ lignes diameter, the movement is made up of 191 components and has three barrels ensuring a power reserve of around 8 days, a traditional feature of Panerai watches since the 1940s.
The Radiomir Composite Marina Militare 8 Giorni – 47 mm (PAM00339) is a special edition of 1000 watches that pays homage to the historic link with the Italian Navy, to which Panerai was a specialized supplier. This is not the first watch Officine Panerai has dedicated to this alliance. Indeed, in the past it created special limited editions like the Luminor Marina Militare in 1998 and the Panerai Luminor Marina Militare in 2005.
Radiomir Composite Marina Militare 8 Giorni – 47 mm has a European MSRP of 9900 euros, and it will be available in March.
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RADIOMIR COMPOSITE MARINA MILITARE 8 GIORNI – 47 MM
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.2002/7 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13 ¾ lignes, 6.6 mm, 21 jewels, Glucydur balance, 28,800 alternations/ hour. KIF Parechoc anti-shock device. Power reserve 8 days, three barrels. 191 components.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds.
Case: Diameter 47 mm, brown Panerai composite material, with removable wire loop strap attachments (patented). Winding crown personalized Panerai.
Bezel: Panerai composite material.
Back: Panerai composite material.
Dial: Brown with luminous Arabic and Roman numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o’clock.
Crystal: Sapphire, formed of corundum, 1.9 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 10 bar (100 metres).
Strap: PANERAI personalised leather strap and large-size brown Panerai composite material.