Panerai Unveils Limited Edition Timepiece Inspired by 1935 Radiomir Prototype

Panerai has introduced a special limited edition timepiece, the Radiomir Officine PAM01285, drawing inspiration from the original Radiomir military prototype dating back to 1935. This watch beautifully amalgamates the allure and aesthetics of the past with contemporary technical expertise, bringing Panerai back to its historical roots.

This exclusive release pays homage to an archival receipt from October 24, 1935, confirming the unveiling of the very first Radiomir prototype. The Radiomir Officine PAM01285 captures the essence of this significant milestone in Panerai’s history by incorporating numerous iconic aesthetic elements from the prototype.

Originally crafted as a precision instrument for the Italian Royal Navy, the Radiomir Officine served exclusively for military purposes until the early 1970s. It wasn’t until 1992 that this remarkable timepiece became available to the general public.

Encased within a polished 45mm steel case, the watch proudly displays the iconic cone-shaped crown, paying homage to its heritage. An eye-catching design detail is the hour hand, divided in half, reminiscent of Radiomir’s original design.

The watch features a distinctive brown matte hollowed dial with indexes and numerals placed uniquely at twelve and six o’clock. In low-light conditions, the beige Super-Luminova® hands and markers emit a captivating green glow.

Adding to its elegance, the monochromatic brown leather strap is introduced for the first time in the collection, offering a matte color style. The strap is also interchangeable, allowing wearers to personalize their timepiece with a range of strap color options offered by Panerai.

One noticeable design change is the simplified dial, bearing only the ‘Radiomir Panerai’ inscription, without the collection’s typical OP logo, lending a touch of minimalist sophistication. The monoblock steel case enhances durability and robustness.

Powering the Radiomir Officine PAM01285 is a hand-wound P.6000 caliber, boasting a three-day power reserve. With a water resistance of up to 10 bar, equivalent to approximately 100 meters, this timepiece is built to withstand various environments.

This limited edition timepiece is exclusively available online and is restricted to a production run of just 300 pieces.