Watch enthusiasts for today’s Panerai case
—The names of Radiomir and Luminor must be well known. These two names originally refer to two types of luminous materials that can emit excellent brightness in the dark and under water. They are used on the dial of Panerai watches.
In addition, it has achieved the outstanding luminous reading performance of the brand. It all starts with the development of Radiomir: Radiomir is a powder made of radium and is manufactured by Guido
Panerai was patented in 1916. This material is used for luminous shooting scopes and other optical equipment to make it clearly visible in the dark. In 1936, the brand applied Radiomir materials
The first Panerai watch. Radiomir’s night-rotation performance is extremely excellent, and it was adopted by the Italian navy commando in the following years.
Deep sea missions are unknown military secrets of the Italian Navy.
In the 1940s, society began to pay attention to the radiation problem of radium powder. Therefore, Panerai developed the patented luminor in 1949. Luminor uses plutonium as its main component, and its radioactivity is only radium.
One twentieth. After the successful development of Luminor, some Panerai watch shops (Orologeria
Panerai) Customers still prefer Radiomir’s incomparable night-rotation performance. The brand did not replace Radiomir with Luminor, so it was still seen in the 1950s
Watch made of Radiomir material.
Decades later, the dial’s hue tells the story of Panerai’s brand in the dark. The radium powder mixed with radon gives some antique watch dials a unique hue, and changes from the original black to a unique brown.
The watch shows its unique characteristics. Inspired by the details, the brand has created two new special edition watches, the Radiomir 1940 3, which loves watchmaking history.
Days watch (PAM00662) and Luminor 1950 3 Days watch (PAM00663). Both watches are limited to 1,000 pieces each.
Egiziano Piccolo watch
After the Panerai applied the patented material Luminor for the watch, customers still requested to order the Radiomir watch, and the Egyptian Navy was one of them. Panerai provided the Egyptian Navy for the first time in 1954.
A series of watches specially designed for the Frogmen. At the request of the Egyptian Navy, Panerai developed one of the most legendary watches in its brand history. The collector named it ‘Egiziano No. 6154
‘Piccolo’ watch is different from the Egiziano watch which was born in 1956. Today, Egiziano
Piccolo is back with a new special edition Radiomir 1940 3 Days watch.
Original design by Egiziano
Piccolo watches only produce about 30 to 40 pieces, with very little production, and are one of the most sought-after antique Panerai watches. New Radiomir 1940 3
Days watch faithfully presents the original Egiziano
The appearance of Piccolo watches has been modified to meet the standards of modern high-end sports watches. The watch is fitted with a classic Radiomir 1940 case with a diameter of 47 mm,
316L polished steel. The lugs and case are integrally formed, and the cylindrical winding crown and watch outline are noble and elegant, which complements the sharp lines of the frame.
The birth of the crown bridge
Another new Panerai special edition Luminor 1950 3 Days watch with Luminor
The 1950 case also has a brown dial. The crown’s bridge lever is equipped with strong identification. The lever can apply slight pressure to protect the crown from external impact and ensure the watch’s excellent waterproof function. The invention of the crown bridge
It may have been in use for a long time, possibly as early as the end of the 1940s. Perhaps because of the military secrets of the Italian Navy, Panerai did not register a patent until 1955. New Luminor 1950 3
Days watch with Luminor 1950 case, AISI case
Cast in 316L polished steel and with a classic 47 mm diameter, the sharp edges of the edges are reminiscent of the contours of the first Radiomir watch.
Modern premium sports watch inspired by historical traditions
Both new watches are equipped with brown dials, exuding a unique style. The hue is inspired by the fading effect of the dial caused by luminous materials, showing the beauty of antique watches. Today, Panerai is on the classic large time scale
Next, it is replaced with super-luminous material Super-LumiNova®, which gives the watch its outstanding night-rotating performance. In addition, in order to protect the dial and echo the antique watch’s use of polymethyl methacrylate glass
Traditionally, the brand used Plexiglas® Plexiglas instead of sapphire crystal glass for the surface. The hands also draw from the antique watches of this period, and the ‘OP’ 镌 lettering between the lugs is also the design of the antique model
Through the sapphire crystal glass on the case back, you can admire the P.3000 manual winding mechanical movement independently developed by Panerai Chateau. P.3000 upholds the precision and durability of Panerai movements.
Equipped with two barrels and a 3-day power reserve, it debuts with a completely new look. The movement is protected by four frosted splints, one of which is equipped with a double support to secure the balance wheel, ensuring that the balance wheel maintains a frequency of 3 Hz
(21,600 vibrations per hour). In addition, the timing mechanism of the P.3000 movement allows the hour hand to be moved independently in one-hour increments without affecting the minute hand movement.
Both watches are equipped with a brown Ponte Vecchio calfskin strap, decorated with delicate visible light brown stitching, a polished stainless steel pin buckle engraved with the ‘OP’ logo and ‘Panerai’ lettering. The wooden case is elegant and comes with a spare Plexiglas® Plexiglas. The watch is water-resistant to 10 bar (approximately 100 meters).
LUMINOR 19503 DAYS ACCIAIO – 47 mm 3-day power reserve steel watch PAM00663
Movement: P.3000 manual winding mechanical movement, completely developed by Panerai.
Functions: hours and minutes. Case: 47 mm, AISI 316L polished steel.
Dial: brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers.
Power reserve: 72 hours.
Water resistance: 10 bar (about 100 meters)