SIHH 2017: Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio Old Style Watches
With its distinguished and long history, Panerai has proven to be the brand of choice for many luxury watch lovers and connoisseurs of Haute Horlogerie. Its accurate and highly technical timepieces with sleek and simple designs are among those old style watches that will never go out of fashion. This is especially true for the new Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio PAM 685 and PAM 687 models, the latest Panerai creations officially presented last week at the SIHH 2017. Both novelties represent Special Edition timepieces inspired by the rare old vintage watches designed by Panerai for the Royal Italian Navy in the late 1930s, which gives collectors a unique opportunity to add another gem to their luxury watch collections.
Created with all the major characteristics of the original old vintage watches, the Special Edition Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio model is available with a shaded brown dial (PAM 687) – a completely new color in the Panerai collections of old style watches, and with a black dial (PAM 685) – the color used in the vintage timepieces. Both variations have a sandwich structure and come in a 47mm polished stainless steel case. However, the most interesting element in these minimalist and seemingly simple high-end luxury watches for men is a special 12-sided bezel. The fact is that this unusual bezel is engraved with the “OFFICINE PANERAI – BREVETTATO” inscription that is reminiscent of the patented luminescent radium-based powder used to cover the watch dials in the late 1930s. This substance was called Radiomir; hence, the name of the Panerai collection.
The Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio old style watches are equipped with an accurate in-house hand-winding mechanical movement, caliber P.3000, with ensures a 72-hour (3-day) power reserve. It is clearly seen through the large sapphire window on the case back. Hours and minutes are displayed with luminous hour markers and Arabic numerals also protected by a reliable sapphire crystal. Besides, the Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio models have water resistance up to the depth of 30 meters (3 bar). Each of them comes with an Italian calfskin brown strap with beige stitching.
In general, both Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio old style watches are distinguished by the great amount of attention to every little detail, which makes them truly unique pieces for collecting. From the color of the dial to the size of the case, everything is a tribute to the original design of old vintage watches from the 1930s. Moreover, the Special Edition is limited to only 1,000 pieces worldwide for each dial variation. These luxury watches for men are supplied in an exquisite wooden box with official papers, including a rare publication about the Royal Italian Navy, their military equipment, and Panerai’s role in its creation.
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