Panerai Radiomir: History and evolution of a myth


We have brought for you an excep­tional watch­mak­ing myth that all watch lovers would appre­ci­ate. We have brought an infor­ma­tion for you that is rec­og­niz­able among a thou­sand, that is strong and rich and enough for you to under­stand the real­ties. We con­ceived this in many mod­els in lim­ited edi­tions that main­tained the desire of our fans!Panerai Radiomir

We do not know about your likes but us, we love it. And our “case” is not iso­lated. It is much, much love Pan­erai, and some like very strong. It is the Paner­isti that has changed our taste and we sim­ply love it now more than any other thing. You’ll see by read­ing the Radiomir that every­one can fall madly in love, their orig­i­nal forms are universal.

The day when this leg­endary watch was designed

The brand Pan­erai was designed in the mid­dle of the nine­teenth cen­tury in Italy and came at the time when small busi­ness was run by clock­work Gio­vanni Pan­erai. This trad­ing has become not only a fam­ily affair, but also a store of spare parts. It con­tains acces­sories and tools for mechan­i­cal pre­ci­sion. With its exper­tise and its noble ori­gins watch, Pan­erai was avail­able with Vacheron Con­stan­tin, Longines, Patek Philippe, Rolex deal­ers which will be impor­tant in the devel­op­ment of some mod­els of the brand.

You’ll under­stand, Pan­erai is a true watch­maker that is well estab­lished for years, prob­a­bly what allowed it to win a very spe­cial con­tract with the Ital­ian Navy. Indeed, in 1936, the Flo­ren­tine com­pany has, in the con­text of a top secret mil­i­tary project, a pro­to­type of the watch Radiomir, this lumi­nes­cent mate­r­ial patented by Pan­erai, which will then be replaced by tri­tium radium then Super Lumi­nova, but has left its mark for­ever in the his­tory of Pan­erai, giv­ing its name to the flag­ship model. The Pan­erai Radiomir watch is char­ac­ter­ized by its famous cush­ion shape and seal­ing par­tic­u­larly high due to his crown con­i­cal crown and the screw back.Panerai Radiomir

Two years later, we go from pro­to­type to pro­duc­tion, with the pro­gram a box of 47 mm a Rolex cal­iber, a Plex­i­glas glass, screw back, and of course the famous Radiomir, lumi­nes­cent var­nish which then pro­vides the best pos­si­ble vis­i­bil­ity dials, even in extreme con­di­tions. In this first edi­tion, the hours were marked by Roman numer­als 1, 2,10 and 11 hours and Ara­bic numer­als at 4, 5.7 and 8 hours. In 1940, Pan­erai launched an improved ver­sion of the model case of the Radiomir 1936. The horns are shaped in the same block of steel as the case, mak­ing them much more robust. Other minor changes have trans­formed per­ma­nently the Radiomir case, herald­ing the advent of the Lumi­nor case, which will come a few years later.

In 1956, the Egypt­ian Navy uses the Ital­ian brand. The size of the box explodes, pass­ing 60 mm. In addi­tion to its mil­i­tary his­tory, Pan­erai Radiomir has built a solid rep­u­ta­tion thanks to new patents filed by the brand, and also the pas­sion that some celebri­ties wear it.

Mod­els of Pan­erai Radiomir

In 1995, actor Sylvester Stal­lone, a great lover is by exam­ple to deliver a spe­cial series Slytech, giv­ing excel­lent vis­i­bil­ity to the brand. And when it was redeemed in 1997 by the Richemont group, it still takes a new dimension.

The Richemont group known fact exploits the rich mil­i­tary his­tory of Pan­erai, with­out dis­tort­ing, and decides to leave reprints of these mod­els, but also to cre­ate new lim­ited edi­tion, which will snag many ama­teurs. Just like the his­toric Radiomir that was pro­duced with only 60 copies of plat­inum, with for­mer Rolex move­ments, cal­iber 618 times, found by the brand. Need­less to say that these mod­els are stripped and sold today by auc­tion houses in the € 100,000.Panerai Radiomir Black Panerai Radiomir

Since 2013, Pan­erai allows us to be more eas­ily found in all mod­els, with a very web­site well built that traces the his­tory of the brand and mod­els of watches. The Radiomir watches are found in three col­lec­tions. The his­tor­i­cal col­lec­tion, con­tem­po­rary col­lec­tion, and the lim­ited edi­tions, emi­nently pro­vided with excep­tional mod­els all are avail­able here. Here are a few of col­lec­tion you can see and then select for yourself.


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