Tradition moulds Vintage Italian classicism with modern craft – The new Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio models are two Special Editions from the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, which for the first time reproduce all the fundamental characteristics of these vintage watches, respecting their identity and giving collectors the opportunity to appreciate a fascinating chapter in the Panerai story.
The first vintage detail of the new Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio watches is the 12-sided bezel in brushed steel, with smoothed, polished angles and the same engraving as the historic models, using the lettering of the time. The bezel is screwed onto the classic cushion caseband of the Radiomir and, together with the screwed back forming the rear part of the case, like the historic watches it has an elegant symmetrical construction divided into three parts, clearly visible when looking at the case in profile.
On the back of the case, a large porthole with its sapphire window reveals Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio’s Hand-wound mechanical, in-house manufactured P.3000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.
The mechanical movement has large, brushed- finish bridges covering the greater part of the wheelwork, a large balance wheel 13.2 mm in diameter and two spring barrels, which provide a power reserve of three days, vastly longer than the norm. The P.3000 movement also has the device for quickly changing the time, enabling the hour hand to be moved backwards or forwards in jumps of one hour, without interfering with the movement of the minute hand or the running of the watch.
Launching during Salon Interational de la Haute Horologerie (SIHH) in January 2017, Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio will be a show stealing highlight of the event.