The Radiomir, one of the icons of international haute horlogerie, lives again.


The Radiomir, one of the icons of international haute horlogerie, lives again.

The Radiomir, one of the icons of international haute horlogerie, lives again in the new Radiomir California 3 days and the Radiomir s.l.c. 3 days, two models which represent a tribute to the history of officine panerai and to the watch which has constituted a fundamental milestone in the history of professional diver’s watchmaking.

Many of the characteristics of the two new Radiomir watches are directly descended from the prototype created by Panerai in 1936 to equip the commandos of the Royal Italian Navy: the cushion case in steel with a diameter of 47mm, the slender wire strap attachments, the conical crown and the simple dial reduced to essentials to increase legibility to the maximum even in conditions of very poor light. The element which differs in the two models is the dial design.

The Radiomir California 3 Days has the dial which was almost certainly the first one fitted to the Radiomir case, very original with its alternation of markers, Arabic figures and Roman numerals. The design of the dial is enhanced by the OP logo, the inscription “CALIFORNIA” engraved on the flange at 12 o’clock and the little date window at 3 o’clock.

Pam424_Cat_Front_BMOVEMENT Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.3000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16½ lignes, 5.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 162 components.

FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes.

CASE Diameter 47 mm, AISI 316L polished steel with removable wire loop strap attachments (patented). Screw-down winding crown personalised OP.

BEZEL Polished steel.  Water-resistance 10 bar (~100 metres). See-through sapphire crystal on back.

DIAL Black with luminous Arabic and Roman numerals and hour markers.

STRAP PANERAI personalised leather strap and large-size polished steel buckle.