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On the occasion of the 2023 edition of Watches & Wonders, the largest watch fair and indirectly heir to the Basel fair, we went to meet Panerai. In a setting featuring the large sails of its ship Eilean, the Italian brand is focusing this year on the Radiomir. On the menu: new proportions, a new material, but also a new complication.
Panerai Radiomir Quaranta Goldtech
Panerai has significantly reduced the size of its cases in recent years. The 47mm are becoming increasingly rare and, having recently been introduced into the Luminor collection, the 40mm invites himself into the Radiomir family. But the most important thing about its new proportions is that this reduced diameter is associated with a 10.15mm thickness, which is a record for Panerai. Unveiled in eSteel at the start of the year, the Radiomir Quaranta is now adorned with a more precious case in Goldtech. It is in fact a pink gold specific to the Italian brand and whose alloy includes platinum and copper, allowing to offer a redder tint. fully polished, it is here associated with a white dial with a magnificent sunburst brushed finish. You will have to count 18,500€ to acquire this PAM01026.
Panerai Radiomir Annual Calendar
Panerai signs here the arrival of a new complication in its catalog, and not just any. The Radiomir collection has the honor of hosting the the brand’s first ever annual calendar. Thanks to caliber P.9010/AC, the latter displays the small seconds in a sub-counter at 9 o’clock, the day and date in a double window at 3 o’clock and the month using a rotating disc around the circumference of the dial. You will have the choice between a model in rose gold (Goldtech) and blue dialdisplayed at €40,000, and a model in platinum (Platiniumtech) and cherry dial, at €90,000. Both will be distributed exclusively in Panerai boutiques.
Panerai Radiomir Otto Giorni
The PAM01347 and PAM01348 are a direct evolution of the PAM00992, already in the collection. They all share the same 45mm cushion case in diameter displaying 10 bars of resistance, the P.5000 movement offering 8 days of reserve power thanks to a double barrel, and a dial indicating the small seconds at 9 o’clock then the mention “8 Giorni Brevattato” at 6 o’clock. What changes for this new diptych is the material used to create the cases: the Brunito eSteel. Composed of 95% recycled steel waste, it sports a worn finish which works wonderfully on these parts. Finally, Panerai has chosen to add some color to this historic reissue, with two gradient dials, brown for the PAM01347 and blue for the PAM01348, while retaining the sandwich effect and the blued hands. Count €9,900 to become the owner of one of these two references, only distributed in Panerai boutiques.
Panerai Radiomir California
We have decided to save the best for last, with the Radiomir California. And if you know Panerai well, you are normally aware of the importance of the California dial in the history of the brand. It is adorned here with an envelope of 45mm diameter in Brunito eSteel, the new material unveiled this year by the brand. All very judiciously associated with a sumptuous gradient green dial and the P.5000 movement with its 8 days of power reserve. Panerai made the logical choice to purify the dial of this PAM01349 as much as possible, available at €12,500 in the brand’s boutiques.
To find out more, visit the official Panerai website.