As part of the Radiomir family, Panerai introduces an exciting timepiece featuring never- before-seen details from the Maison. The Radiomir California PAM01349 is the first time ever that a California dial is crafted in 45mm, historically always produced in 47mm, while its color in green makes the watch a collector’s worthy piece.
Inspired by Ref 3646 from the archives of the Maison, the Panerai California Dial is characterised by alternating Roman and Arabic numerals, bar indexes, and a minute track. The hours 10, 11, 1, and 2 are marked with Roman numerals, while those for hours 4, 5, 7, and 8 are marked with Arabic numerals, resulting in a dial where every half is distinguished by the two different types of numerals.
With a case set in Brunito eSteelTM- a brand-new finishing and first-ever in the history of Panerai, the timepiece showcases a characteristic antiquated look, accentuating its appeal to watch connoisseurs in search of authenticity and storied timepieces.
Every case is hand-finished one by one to create a seasoned look, giving each watch a unique character. The intently weathered effect of the eSteelTM case, created via PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition), is paired with a cushion-shaped 45mm case, slim wire lugs, and a hollowed green dial featuring a shaded texturized creativity. The Super-LumiNova® highlights the iconic California indexes in beige, illuminating in green when in the dark, while the vintage appeal of the dial is accentuated with metallic blue hands and a domed sapphire crystal reminiscent of the Plexiglas® crystal used in the early versions of the Radiomir developed for the Italian military. The watch also has a cone-shaped crown, a design that distinguishes the Radiomir collection from other Panerai timepieces.
PAM01349 comes with a supple calf leather raw cut strap with 3 points seams in dark brown with contrast stitching. The strap features a detail that is exclusive only to this timepiece, a hot printed inscription of ‘G. Panerai e Figlio’, the exact same phrase found on the signage of the original Panerai workshop in Florence.
The hand-wound P.5000 calibre powers the Radiomir California and features an eight- day power reserve, a long power reserve used historically by Panerai. The iconic 8 days movement is visible thanks to the open case-back in sapphire crystal. A distinctive element and DNA of the brand, the long power reserve was vital for the Panerai pieces used by underwater commandos of the Italian Navy, guaranteeing reliability even in the most extreme conditions of use.
The Radiomir California Dial is exclusively available in Panerai boutiques.
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, P.5000 calibre, created by Panerai, 15 1⁄2 lignes, 4.5 mm thick,
21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Two barrels.
Functions: Hours, Minutes.
Power Reserve: 8 days
Case: Diameter 45mm, Brunito eSteelTM. Brunito eSteelTM bezel. Brunito eSteelTM caseback. Sapphire crystal formed of corondum
Dial: Shared green with luminous Arabic and Roman numerals and hour markers
Strap: Dark brown Ponte Vecchio calf leather, ecru stitching, STD, 27/22, BA. Trapezoidal Brunito steel
Waterproof: 10 bar (~100 metres)
Price: 12,500 Euro including 19 VAT.