The military origins summarized in green pigment: Panerai Radiomir 45mm, GMT, GMT Power Reserve and Radiomir 48mm

MILITARY ORIGINS SUMMARISED IN PIGMENT. AN ORIGINAL, DISTINCTIVE AND INSTINCTIVE DEVELOPMENT IN THE RADIOMIR HISTORY

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Matt green, in its solidest and most characteristic visual form, makes a striking appearance on the dial of four iconic classic Radiomir. The Panerai Radiomir 45mm, GMT, GMT Power Reserve and Radiomir 48mm will be available exclusively in boutiques.

Panerai Radiomir PAM00995
Panerai Radiomir PAM00995

A mandatory matt look, discreet and intentionally elusive in its design. Rigorously monochrome, because it is specifically designed to merge into the surrounding background, whatever it is, blending with its shades. It is therefore strategic. Tendencies of the dark green in its most powerful and material expression, historically strategic and immediately recognised. To the extent of throwing off the most general definition of its colour and assuming the very specific definition of military green. Panerai has chosen this identifying colour for the dial of the four new Radiomir watches, reinforcing their strong historic identity.

Four interpretations, unequivocally individual in their functions, dimensions and the materials of which they are made, but conceptually connected by a common visual code of recognition as well as by the aesthetic language of the Radiomir case, with its characteristic cushion shape and integrated lugs, solidly constructed and representative of the “evolved” Radiomir of the 1940s. This was the period when Panerai came into prominence as the sole supplier of wristwatches to the Royal Italian Navy; timepieces which were specially developed with the essential functions required of the precision instruments designed to be used by its commandos. This latent military background, is now declined in a civilian context, with three models with cases 45 mm in diameter, made of AISI 316L steel, and one model with a black sandblasted ceramic case 48 mm in diameter. In these watches the dense, nonreflective green colour becomes an element that expresses both a connection and a unique quality, as do the sapphire glass with its marked convexity, the beige shade of the luminescence and the Italian tanned natural leather strap. A historic heritage which has been perfectly capitalised and expressed.

Sharing the same uniform, the new Radiomir with a green dial stand out from a mechanical point of view with a wide range of calibres, all entirely executed by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The Radiomir – 45 mm (PAM00995) is fitted with the P.4000 calibre, Panerai’s thinnest automatic movement, and it has two hands and a small seconds hand. Then there is the P. 4001, a model developed to supply additional information such as a second time zone, am/pm indication and the power reserve displayed on the back; this is the movement fitted to the Radiomir GMT – 45 mm (PAM00998). This mechanism was subsequently modified in the P. 4002 version, which shows the power reserve indicator on the dial, a feature unique to the Radiomir GMT Power Reserve – 45 mm (PAM00999). Each of the three automatic movements has a bi-directional off-centred micro-rotor in tungsten alloy and a power reserve of three days. The only one to have a hand-wound mechanical movement is the Radiomir – 48 mm, which is fitted with a P.3000 calibre indicating hours, minutes and small seconds.

Water-resistant to 10 bar (a depth of about 100 metres) and presented in a box of satin-finished green cherry wood, the new Radiomir watches are supplied with a spare strap as well as the original one. In beige for the steel versions or black for the ceramic version, with two loops and functional reinforcing inserts in each of the holes in the green leather lining.

Panerai Radiomir Matt Green Technical Specifications

RADIOMIR – 45 MM PAM00995

MOVEMENT:
Automatic mechanical, P.4000 Calibre, 13¾ lignes, 3.95 mm thick, 203 components, 31 jewels, 28,800 alternations/hour, Glucydur® balance, KIF Parechoc® antishock device, two barrels, off-centred bidirectional micro rotor in tungsten alloy. Executed entirely by Panerai.

Panerai Radiomir PAM00995
Panerai Radiomir PAM00995

FUNCTIONS:
Hours, minutes, small seconds.

POWER RESERVE:
3 days.

CASE:
In AISI 316L polished steel, diameter 45 mm, thickness 12.2 mm. Winding crown personalised with OP logo. Polished steel bezel. Domed sapphire crystal. Sapphire crystal back.

DIAL:
Matt military green, sandwich construction, with Arabic numerals and markers in beige Super-LumiNova® with green luminescence. Small seconds at 9 o’clock.

STRAP:
In “Ponte Vecchio” calf leather, dark brown with beige sewing, with polished steel clasp buckle. Additional canvas strap, beige with green sewing.

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

 

RADIOMIR GMT – 45 MM PAM00998

MOVEMENT:
Automatic mechanical, P.4001 Calibre, 13¾ lignes, 5.04 mm thick, 278 components, 31 jewels, 28,800 alternations/hour, Glucydur® balance, KIF Parechoc® antishock device, two barrels, off-centred bidirectional micro rotor in tungsten alloy. Executed entirely by Panerai.

Panerai Radiomir PAM00998
Panerai Radiomir PAM00998

FUNCTIONS:
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, GMT, 24h dial with am/pm indication, power reserve indicator on the back, seconds reset.

POWER RESERVE:
3 days.

CASE:
In AISI 316L polished steel, diameter 45 mm, thickness 13.95 mm. Winding crown personalised with OP logo. Polished steel bezel. Domed sapphire crystal. Sapphire crystal back.

DIAL:
Matt military green, sandwich construction, with Arabic numerals and markers in beige Super-LumiNova® with green luminescence. Small seconds and 24h indicator with am/pm indication at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock.

STRAP:
In “Assolutamente” suede calf leather, light brown with beige sewing, with polished steel clasp buckle. Additional canvas strap, beige with green sewing.

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

 

RADIOMIR GMT POWER RESERVE – 45 MM PAM00999

MOVEMENT:
Automatic mechanical, P.4002 Calibre, 13¾ lignes, 4.8 mm thick, 288 components, 31 jewels, 28,800 alternations/hour, Glucydur® balance, KIF Parechoc® antishock device, two barrels, off-centred bidirectional micro rotor in tungsten alloy. Executed entirely by Panerai.

Panerai Radiomir PAM00999
Panerai Radiomir PAM00999

FUNCTIONS:
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, GMT, 24h dial with am/pm indication, power reserve indicator on the dial, seconds reset.

POWER RESERVE:
3 days.

CASE:
In AISI 316L polished steel, diameter 45 mm, thickness 13.95 mm. Winding crown personalised with OP logo. Polished steel bezel. Domed sapphire crystal. Sapphire crystal back.

DIAL:
Matt military green, sandwich construction, with Arabic numerals and markers in beige Super-LumiNova® with green luminescence. Small seconds and 24h indicator with am/pm indication at 9 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 5 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock.

STRAP:
In “Ponte Vecchio” calf leather, dark brown with beige sewing, with polished steel clasp buckle. Additional canvas strap, beige with green sewing.

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

 

RADIOMIR – 48 MM PAM00997

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

Panerai Radiomir PAM00997
Panerai Radiomir PAM00997

FUNCTIONS:
Hours, minutes, small seconds.

POWER RESERVE:
3 days.

CASE:
Sandblasted matt black ceramic. 48 mm diameter, 16,12 mm thick. Winding crown personalised with OP logo. Matt black ceramic bezel. Domed sapphire crystal. Smoked sapphire crystal back.

DIAL:
Matt military green, sandwich construction, with Arabic numerals and markers in beige Super-LumiNova® with green luminescence. Small seconds at 9 o’clock.

STRAP:
In “Ponte Vecchio” calf leather, black with beige sewing, with DLC-coated titanium trapezoidal clasp buckle. Additional canvas strap, beige with green sewing.

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

 

Panerai

Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watch-making, for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments. The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997. Today Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. The latter are a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques.

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