Home Panerai has presented its new Radiomir Officine PAM01385. A watch that celebrates the anniversary of the prototype Radiomir with a limited edition that returns to its roots. A new model with the classic and easily recognizable lines of the Radiomir collection. The Radiomir model was manufactured strictly for the army and was used by the Miltar Navy until the early 1970s. It is a design that was kept under military secrecy for years. It will be manufactured in a limited edition of 300 units and can only be purchased in e-commerce from October 24, 2023.
For more than a century, the legacy of the Panerai family has been linked to precision instruments manufactured to accompany the Italian army in its exploits. Guido Panerai’s Radiomir – a radium-based luminescent substance perceptible in the dark – was commissioned by the Royal Italian Navy whose patent dates back to 1916. Officine Panerai watches began to be marketed in 1992 with the launch of three collections with ten limited edition references: the 44 mm Luminor and Luminor Marina watches and the 42 mm Mare Nostrum chronograph, which were presented on September 10, 1993 at the La Spezia military base and in the presence of Duke Amedeo D’Aosta, son of Sir Aimone di Savoia, then the highest representative of the diving unit. The Radiomir model was finally made public in 1997, when the Vendome Group – today the Richemont Group – acquired Panerai and presented a first special Vendome edition of sixty pieces: the PAM 21 model in a platinum version.
A new model from the collection Radiomir Officine with redesigned vintage elements reminiscent of its roots. The Radiomir Officine PAM01385 pays homage to the iconic elements of the 1935 Radiomir prototype.
The matte brown dial with hour markers and numbers at twelve and six o’clock. The beige Super-Luminova changes to green in the dark and the hour hand is segmented in half, an iconic feature of Radiomir since its inception.
The case is made of polished AISI 316L steel with a size of 45 mm in diameter and manufactured in monobloc. The crystal is sapphire made from corundum. Water resistance is up to 10 bar, 100 meters.
Inside the caliber is P.6000. Manually wound mechanical movement made up of 110 components. It has a power reserve of three days.
The strap is dark brown calfskin with beige stitching, size 27/22 and polished steel trapezoidal buckle.
The approximate RRP is €5,500. Panerai