An exclusive tribute to the original Radiomir, Panerai presents the new Radiomir Otto Giorni references characterized by a marked vintage aesthetic that enhances its retro spirit.
With its antique look, the new Radiomir is inspired by the first prototype of 1935, which measured 47 mm in diameter. The completely new dimensions for the time and the design of the 1935 model were studied to ensure excellent legibility in the often murky waters near military ports.
Each case of the Radiomir Otto Giorni eSteel™ is finished by hand to create an aged effect that gives each watch a unique character. The lived-in effect of the eSteel™ case, obtained through PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) treatment, combines with the distinctive elements of the original Radiomir created for the Royal Italian Navy: the 45 mm cushion shape, the thin flush lugs and the distinctive sandwich dial.
The dial with Super-LumiNova® has a small seconds indication at 9 o'clock, the case has an open case back and the sapphire crystal is domed, recalling the Plexiglass® crystal of the past. The watch also features a conical crown, a detail that distinguishes the Radiomir collection from other Panerai timepieces. The PAM01347 features a dark brown dial shaded with a grainy finish, while the PAM01348 has a blue dial. All dials feature a color gradient that is lighter in the center and darker at the edges, giving depth to the grainy look.
These particular dials are a tribute to the historic Radiomir watches, whose colors and appearance have evolved over time due to the anodizing process of some historic dials made of aluminum. To match, the watch is presented on a calfskin strap in the same shade as the dial, with a lived-in effect and contrast stitching, specially crafted to age with time and wear.
The hand-wound P.5000 caliber animates the Radiomir Otto Giorni and gives it an eight-day power reserve, as used historically by Panerai. The iconic 8-day movement can be admired through the transparent caseback. The long power reserve was essential for the Panerai specimens used by the commandos of the Italian Navy, guaranteeing reliability even in the most extreme conditions of use.
The patented dial with the wording 8 days at 3 o'clock is a tribute to Panerai's roots: the wording appears for the first time in the Egiziano model of 1956.
The two Radiomir Otto Giorni references are available exclusively at Panerai boutiques