News: Panerai Radiomir California and Panerai Radiomir 8 Days

A TANGIBLE, CHALLENGING EVOCATION OF THE BRAND HISTORY. THE NEW RADIOMIR: CELEBRATING, EXALTING AND REVISITING THE PAST.

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Two new watches highly suggestive. Panerai perfects the Radiomir Collection with a pair of original versions of an epic model, which started the whole Panerai story: the Panerai Radiomir California – 47 mm (PAM00931) and the Panerai Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992). A recognition of its own past. An emphatic affirmation of identity. An appropriate return to its origins.

Panerai Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992)
Panerai Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992)

Panerai puts its signature on two new and sophisticated Radiomir interpretations.

These are based on the first model, with its historic roots accompanied by a dominant presence and personality. Its project was developed in 1936 at the specific request of the Command of the Submarine Group of the Italian Royal Navy for the commandos of the Assault Vehicle Flotilla, making it one among the first specialised diver’s watches in history.

Panerai Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992)

Today it returns to the fray, in the form of the Radiomir California – 47 mm (PAM00931) and the Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992).

Now Panerai is capitalising on its past by paying tribute to an exciting, fully historically documented, dimension. This is the role of the Radiomir California – 47 mm (PAM00931), an emotionally charged design of the first Panerai model to be used during the Second World War.

It is highly distinctive, having a gold dial tinged with tones of shaded brown, but with the original visual design consisting of a minutes track and a combination of Roman numerals, Arabic figures and hour markers. Also, there is no reference to the maker on the dial, a fundamental condition for an instrument which at the time was covered by military secrecy.

Panerai Radiomir California – 47 mm (PAM00931)
Panerai Radiomir California – 47 mm (PAM00931)

The new model is consistent historically, as like the original watch it has in it a Plexiglas® crystal.

Besides the hands in steel, flame-blued at a controlled temperature of between 290°C and 300°C, its case is made of AISI 316L stainless steel, for the first time with a finishing deposited on it which emulates the effects of wear over time.

Panerai Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992)
Panerai Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992)

These details are also used to contribute to the decidedly vintage identity of the Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992), available exclusively in the Panerai boutiques. This has the sandwich structure dial bearing the words “8 giorni brevettato”.

Clearly designed to evoke the most heroic activities of the brand, the two new Radiomir have in-house mechanical movements of the latest generation, hand-wound and entirely developed in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. These are reliable calibres, robust, with relevant aesthetic configurations.

Panerai Radiomir California – 47 mm (PAM00931)
Panerai Radiomir California – 47 mm (PAM00931)

First, there is the P.3000, chosen to fit the dimensions of the Radiomir California – 47 mm (PAM00931); with size of 16½ lignes, it has a power reserve of three days supplied by two spring barrels in series, and it displays hours and minutes. The P.5000 has a size of 15½ lignes with supplementary small seconds indication and two spring barrels. It is used in the Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992), with a power reserve of eight days.

Water-resistant to 10 bar (a depth of about 100 metres), the new Radiomir watches are aesthetically enhanced by an oiled dark brown calf leather strap with beige sewing. It is made of vintage style “Tuscan Leather” (Italian calfskin tanned in Italy), with a trapezoid buckle and a clasp forged of the same steel as the case.

Panerai Radiomir California – 47 mm (PAM00931)

Panerai Radiomir California – 47 mm (PAM00931) Technical Specifications

MOVEMENT:
Hand-wound mechanical, P.3000 Calibre, 16½ lignes, thickness 5.3 mm, 161 components, 21 jewels, 21,600 vibrations/hour, Glucydur® balance, Incabloc® anti-shock device, two spring barrels. Executed entirely by Panerai.

FUNCTIONS:
Hours, minutes.

POWER RESERVE:
3 days.

CASE:
In AISI 316L stainless steel with aged patina effect, diameter 47 mm, thickness 15.97 mm.
Winding crown personalised with the OP logo.
Bezel in AISI 316L stainless steel with aged patina effect.
Plexiglas® crystal (second Plexiglas® crystal supplied).
12-sided back in AISI 316L stainless steel with aged patina effect, sapphire crystal porthole.

DIAL:
Shaded brown, with Arabic and Roman numerals and markers in beige Super-LumiNova® with green luminescence.

STRAP:
In oiled calf “Tuscan leather”, dark brown with beige sewing, with trapezoid buckle in AISI 316L stainless steel with aged patina effect.

WATER-RESISTANCE:
10 bar (~100 metres).

Panerai Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992)
Panerai Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992)

Panerai Radiomir 8 Days – 45 mm (PAM00992) Technical Specifications

MOVEMENT:
Hand-wound mechanical, P.5000 Calibre, 15½  lignes, thickness 4.5 mm, 146 components, 21 jewels, 21,600 vibrations/hour, Glucydur® balance, Incabloc Parechoc® anti-shock device, two spring barrels. Executed entirely by Panerai.

FUNCTIONS:
Hours, minutes, small seconds.

POWER RESERVE:
8 days.

CASE:
In AISI 316L stainless steel with aged patina effect, diameter 45 mm, thickness 14.25 mm.
Winding crown personalised with the OP logo.
Bezel in AISI 316L stainless steel with aged patina effect.
Cambered sapphire crystal.
12-sided back in AISI 316L stainless steel with aged patina effect, sapphire crystal porthole.

DIAL:
Black, sandwich structure, with Arabic numerals and markers in beige Super-LumiNova® with green luminescence.
Small seconds at 9 o’clock. “8 Giorni Brevettato” marked at 3 o’clock.

STRAP:
In oiled calf “Tuscan leather”, dark brown with beige sewing, with trapezoid buckle in AISI 316L stainless steel with aged patina effect.

WATER-RESISTANCE:
10 bar (~100 metres).

 

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