Radiomir was the very first Panerai watch. The company began producing models for the Italian Navy all the way back in 1936. Its name comes from the luminous material patented by Panerai in 1916. This material is based on radium, a radioactive element.
This timepiece's design has changed very little since its introduction. It still has a cushion-shaped case, tidy dial, two hands, and luminous indices and numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock. The different models range from 42 to 49 mm in diameter. Most are made of stainless steel. However, there are a few rose gold Radiomir watches, such as the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso with a California dial. This type of dial has hours marked by Roman numerals on its upper half and Arabic numerals on the lower half. You can also choose from various complications, including a small seconds, power reserve indicator, or GMT function.
The collection's top model is the
Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT . This 49-mm rose gold watch is only produced upon customer request and displays the time in two time zones using a central set of hands. By activating the push-piece on the case at 8 o'clock, you can also hear the time in either time zone thanks to a series of chimes. A sapphire glass case back offers a view of the intricately skeletonized in-house caliber P.2500/MR at work. A price is hard to nail down since clients can customize their timepieces. However, this watch generally costs around 395,000 USD.
Entry-level models, such as the Radiomir Base Logo and Radiomir Black Seal Logo, sell for between 3,400 and 3,900 USD. If you'd prefer a watch with a second time zone, be prepared to spend anywhere from 9,300 to 13,000 USD. Prices for a Radiomir with a gold case fall between 14,000 and 17,500 USD.
Features of the Panerai Radiomir
- A cushion-shaped case in stainless steel or gold
- In-house calibers, some with a tourbillon, GMT function, and minute repeater
- Case sizes ranging from 42 to 49 mm