Panerai Radiomir Otto Giorni (PAM01347) features a brand-new finishing where every timepiece has a unique character. An absolute homage to the original Radiomir and its enduring legacy in shaping modern Panerai interpretations, the new Radiomir Otto Giorni references feature strong vintage aesthetics that expounds on its retro spirit. Showcasing a characteristic antiquated look, it is inspired by the very first Radiomir prototype in 1935 which measured 47mm in diameter. The 1935 model’s entirely new dimensions of its time and design were conceived by the need for excellent readability in often murky waters near military ports. Its robustness, water resistance, and ease of reading sealed it as the sought-after instrument across different military units for various missions. To fulfil the ever-demanding military requirements, the Panerai family continuously improved on the original model introducing elements that include the now iconic sandwich dial to make the hour markers and numerals even more legible and luminescent.
The new Panerai Radiomir Otto Giorni continues this legacy accentuating its appeal to watch connoisseurs in search of authenticity and storied timepieces. Every Radiomir Otto Giorni eSteelTM 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 defining elements of the original Radiomir created for the Royal Italian Navy – cushion-shaped case, slim wire lugs, and signature sandwich dial. The Super-LumiNova® dial features a small seconds display at 9 o’clock, the case has an open back, and the sapphire glass crystal is domed, reminiscent of the Plexiglass® crystal of the past. The watch also has a cone-shaped crown, a design that distinguishes the Radiomir collection from other Panerai timepieces.
PAM01347 has a grainy-shaded dark brown dial and PAM01348 in blue. All the dials transition from a light center to a darker gradient at the edges to give depth to its grainy appearance. The Radiomir Otto Giorni ’s distinctive grainy dials are an ode to the historic Radiomir watches that evolved in colors and appearance over time because of the anodization process of some historic dials made from aluminium.
To match, a supple calf leather strap in the same hue of the dial with a pebbled effect and contrast stitching, made to season with wear.
The hand-wound P.5000 calibre powers the Panerai Radiomir Otto Giorni 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 dial with the term 8 giorni brevettato decal at hour 3 pays homage to Panerai’s roots of 1956 watches, where this graphic inscription comes to life for the first time on the Egiziano model.
The two Radiomir Otto Giorni references are available exclusively in Panerai boutiques.
Panerai Radiomir Otto Giorni PAM01347
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.
Incabloc Parechoc® anti-shock device.
Two barrels. 146 components.
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds Power Reserve: 8 days
Case: Diameter 45mm, Brunito eSteelTM. Brunito eSteelTM bazel. See through sapphire crystal and Brunito eSteelTM caseback. Sapphire crystal formed of corundum
Dial: Dégradé Brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Strap: Cuoio Toscano calf leather dark brown,
beige stitching, STD, 27/22, BA. Trapeziodal Brunito steel.
Dial: Degradé blue with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Strap: Calf dark blue, Ecrue, 27/22, BA, STD. Trapeziodal Brunito steel buckle.
Waterproof: 10 bar (~100 metres)
Price: 9900 Euro including 19 % VAT.