Panerai Radiomir

Radiomir, rising from the elements

Ever since the watch manufacture of Officine Panerai had evolved from the original watch shop of Giovanni Panerai in Florence in 1860 the family owned enterprise effected and presented numerous patents in optics as well as watch making. In 1938 Panerai received order from the Royal Italian Navy to construct a diver’s watch, which gave rise to the launch of the Radiomir. Big numbers and the patented luminous material Radiomir which would render readability even at worst visibility conditions were mutually considered a major benefit. Due to its exceptional appearance and remarkable robustness the Radiomir did indeed rise to a legend. The Officine Panerai responded by a remake of the model in 1993.

Models of the Radiomir collection

In honor of the primal Radiomir from 1949 Panerai presented the Radiomir 1940 in different configurations of housing and movement in manufacturing base Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The collection comprises a choice of white as well as rose gold cases. Moreover two of six models are manufactured as chronographs with a manually winded mechanical movement entirely executed by Panerai. Caliber Panerai P 2004/10 provides 31 jewels and a power reserve of 8 days. In the course of time Panerai constantly reintroduced the Panerai Radiomir in special editions such as the Radiomir Platino PAM00521 in 2013 and the Radio mi Oro Rosso PAM00522. As pronounced collector’s items these editions are also limited to a certain quantity in terms of production. Thus the Oro Rosso comprises of no more than a mere hundred pieces. This Radiomir edition was immediately inspired by an ancient model of 1940 manufactured for presentation purposes of the Italian Navy. By now Panerai watches have even entered silver screens: Silvester Stallone insisted to wear Panerai watches in “Daylight”, “Expendables” and “Rambo 4” and so did Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Eraser” and Rapper DMX in “Exit Wounds”.

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