Panerai, the renowned Italian watchmaker with a century-long history, is commemorating the legacy of its groundbreaking Radiomir prototype with the exclusive launch of the Panerai Radiomir Officine PAM01385. This limited-edition timepiece pays homage to the brand’s rich military heritage while incorporating modern craftsmanship.
The Panerai family’s storied connection with precision instruments for the Italian military dates back to their collaboration with the Royal Italian Navy. Guido Panerai’s revolutionary invention of the Radiomir, featuring a radium-based luminescent substance patented in 1916, marked the beginning of a Panerai Radiomir legacy.
The Radiomir Officine PAM01385 stays true to the iconic elements of the 1935 Radiomir prototype while integrating contemporary technical advancements. It features a 45mm polished steel casing, the signature cone-shaped crown, a matte taupe dial with distinctive indexes and Arabic numerals at the twelve, three, and six o’clock positions, ‘RADIOMIR PANERAI’ signature on the dial, beige Super-Luminova applications, and water resistance up to 100 meters. The special edition watch comes with a Scamosciato Dark Brown leather strap with beige stitching, a distinctive matte color style introduced for the first time in the Radiomir collection.
Powering the Radiomir Officine PAM01385 is the hand-wound mechanical, P.6000 caliber movement. It features 19 jewels, an Incabloc anti-shock device, 110 components, and a 72-hour Power Reserve.
To mark the significant milestone, Panerai is releasing this exquisite timepiece in a limited edition of 300 examples, paying homage to the original Radiomir prototype’s historic debut on the 24th of October 1935. Retailing for $5,400, the Radiomir Officine PAM01385 is an E-commerce exclusive, available only on the Panerai website.