PAM01349, A UNIQUE SIGNATURE
The essence of the Florentine watchmaker’s creativity and its rich history are concentrated in this new watch, available exclusively in its network of boutiques.
The history of this legendary watch, conceived by the workshop founded in Florence by Giovanni Panerai, is marked by four key dates: 1916, when a patent was filed for a radium-based material called Radiomir, which guaranteed a high level of luminescence; 1935, when the first prototype of a military diver’s watch was presented, with a cushion-shaped tripartite case measuring 47mm in diameter; 1949, when radium was replaced by tritium; and 1997, when the Radiomir was launched on the market. And a fifth date has been added to this chronology, 2023, the year dedicated to this legendary collection, of which one piece stands out: the Radiomir California (PAM01349).
Machined in eSteelTM, a resistant alloy made from 95% recycled scrap steel, and slightly darkened by PVD to obtain the patina effect of time, the famous Brunito, the 45mm diameter case, water-resistant to 100m, houses the hand-wound P.5000 caliber with a soft frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, which, thanks to its two barrels, delivers a formidable 8-day power reserve. Inspired by a Panerai heritage piece, the reference 3646, this new watch has the elegant allure of the past with its delicately grained dial covered in a green color that oscillates between olive and khaki, and covered with vanilla-colored Super-LumiNova®, a visual signature known as California. The dial alternates with Arabic numerals in its lower part and Roman numerals in its upper part, punctuated at the cardinal points by geometric indexes. In the center, curved by a copper-tinted minute track, two blued baton-type hands indicate the hours and minutes.