Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio - 47mm

PAM00672

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Technical Details

Unique edition of 99 units

Movement Hand-wound mechanical, P.3000/F calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16½ lignes, 5.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 161 components.

Functions Hours, minutes

Case Diameter 47mm, AISI 316 polished steel. Engraved

Bezel Polished Steel

Back See - through sapphire crystal

Dial Sun-brushed black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers.

Water Resistance 10 bar (~100 metres)

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

In Depth

Made exclusively for the clients of the historic boutique in Florence is a new Special Edition devoted to the city in which Panerai was founded. For the first time, not only is the case finely engraved by hand but the movement too is decorated with typical Florentine motifs. For more than a century, the Panerai Boutique in Florence has offered its precious watches to clients and enthusiasts from its remarkable location in the Piazza San Giovanni, facing the Baptistery and just a few paces from Giotto’s Campanile and the Duomo. These and other masterpieces of the Tuscan capital have been the source of inspiration for the sophisticated decoration of the Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio (PAM00672), the Special Edition with a case finely engraved by hand reserved for clients of the historic Boutique. Every one of the 99 examples of this new, exclusive Special Edition has a unique character, this uniqueness lying in the fact that the work is carried out entirely by hand by the master engravers. As well as the engraving of the case, the new Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio also presents a new and hitherto unreleased version of the hand-wound P.3000 movement, with a power reserve of three days. The engraving flows with pure, appealing lines and, like the inlays which adorn the polychrome marble facades of the Florentine churches, they enhance the elegant geometry of the brushed steel case 47 mm in diameter, covering the caseband and the winding crown. The lines composed by the masterly hands of the engravers form geometric shapes which together create a harmonious design in which details of great symbolic significance stand out, such as the Florentine lily, symbol of the Tuscan capital since the end of the 11th century. The calibre is the P.3000/F version, with the bridges finely laser engraved with Florentine motifs similar to those which decorate the case, and it can be admired through the watch’s transparent back. The combination of the craftsmanship of the case and the watchmaking technology of the movement give this watch a remarkably distinctive identity, Panerai in inspiration and content but decidedly unique from an aesthetic point of view.

Materials

Steel

AISI 316L 1.4435 stainless steel is Officine Panerai’s material par excellence since it is highly resistant to corrosion and is hypoallergenic, making it ideal for contact with the skin.

The Panerai watches created for the Italian Navy were made of austenitic stainless steel, a reliable material that was also resistant to the extreme environmental conditions in which the commandos operated. AISI 316L, a specification of the American Iron and Steel Institute, is an austenitic stainless steel alloy with a chromium content of 16–18%, 11–14% nickel and 2–3% molybdenum.

Officine Panerai uses the low-carbon variant of this alloy: the lower carbon content of the steel improves its welding qualities where the metal’s thickness is 6mm or less. The excellent technical qualities of this material make it an essential element of every new Officine Panerai collection.

Maintenance

Movement

P.3000/F calibre

The P.3000/F calibre, entirely executed in the Panerai Manufacture at Neuchâtel, is accurate, solid and reliable.The hand wound calibre has two spring barrels which store a power reserve of three days. The wheelwork of the movement is protected by four brushed bridges – all finely engraved – one of which, with two supports, fixes the large balance wheel (13.2 mm in diameter) which oscillates at a frequency 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour). The P.3000 calibre also incorporates the useful device which enables the hour hand to be adjusted quickly and accurately forwards or backwards, without interfering with the movement of the minute hand.

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