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MOVEMENT
CASE
FUNCTION
CASE DIAMETER
CASE MATERIAL
DIAL COLOUR

2012

RADIOMIR 10 DAYS GMT PLATINO

MOVEMENT

Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.2003 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 8 mm thick, 25 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 10 days, three barrels. 296 components.

FUNCTIONS

Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, second time zone, 24h indicator, linear power reserve indicator, seconds reset device.

CASE

Diameter 45 mm, polished platinum with removable wire loop strap attachments (patented). Winding crown personalized OP.

BEZEL

Polished platinum.

BACK

See-through sapphire crystal.

DIAL

Black with applied Arabic numerals and luminous dots, luminous Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’ clock. Date at 3 o’ clock, seconds and 24h indicator at 9 o’ clock, linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’ clock.

CRYSTAL

Sapphire, formed of corundum, 1.9 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.

WATER-RESISTANCE

5 bar (~50 metres).

STRAP

PANERAI personalised alligator strap and adjustable 18 ct. polished white gold buckle.

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

PAM00495 RADIOMIR 10 DAYS GMT PLATINO – 45MM

Unique edition of 100 units
OFFICINE PANERAI PRESENTS A NEW, VERY ELEGANT SPECIAL EDITION, THE RADIOMIR 10 DAYS GMT PLATINO, which combines the exclusivity of platinum with the technical performance and sophisticated finishes of the P.2003 in-house movement. The aesthetic of the Radiomir draws inspiration from the design of the watch created by Panerai in 1936 for the Royal Italian Navy and is enhanced by the black dial with the characteristic sandwich structure and a date window, the linear indicator displaying the remaining power reserve and the small seconds dial positioned at 9 o’clock, which also contains a further hand for am/pm indication. At the centre are the hour and minute hands and the hand for the second time zone, an invaluable function for travellers.
The fine quality of the finish of the P.2003 movement, entirely created at the Officine Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, can be admired from the sapphire crystal case-back. Through it, one can also see the brand name and logo which appear on the oscillating weight in relief – rather than being engraved – as well as on the case-back itself. The P.2003 calibre is 13¾ lignes in diameter and consists of 296 components, with 25 jewels. The P.2003 is an automatic calibre with a 10-day power reserve, operated by an oscillating weight mounted on ball bearings, which winds the spring barrels as it rotates in both directions. The Radiomir 10 Days GMT Platino is water resistant to approximately 5 atmospheres (50 metres).

PLATINUM

Platinum is a rare metal, one of the rarest and most valuable in the world: to obtain just a few grams, for example, it is necessary to mine and process up to ten tonnes of rock. Processing this raw material and turning it into an ingot of platinum takes five months of work, while in the case of gold only three tonnes of rock and five weeks of work are needed. When it was discovered in Colombia in 1750, the similarity of platinum’s appearance to silver gave it its name - plata in Spanish means “silver” - but in terms of value and simplicity of working, the two materials are very different.
Officine Panerai uses 950 platinum (Pt950 Ru, 95% pure platinum) and its specific weight is 11% heavier than 24K gold. This alloy is recommended for machining, but it is not suitable for casting and cannot be hardened by heat treatment. Ductile, malleable and corrosion-resistant, platinum requires a long, complex working process. Stamping a platinum case, for example, requires a specially calibrated press.
The tooling used is subject to greater wear, and meticulous cleaning of the technical instrumentation is required. The polishing stage is particularly complicated and very different from that used for gold, because of the particular characteristics of this material. It has to be carried out entirely by hand, since it cannot be done using automatic tools. The engraving stage is similarly very complex.

Working

Platinum has a good level of hot and cold deformability. Air annealing can be carried out without difficulty. It is advisable to limit the number of times the metal is annealed and to carry out preliminary hardening of at least 30%. The time and temperature of annealing must be controlled to prevent enlargement of the grain (“orange peel” effect).

 

P.2003

Automatic mechanical, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 8 mm thick, 25 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28.800 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 10 days with linear indicator, three barrels, seconds reset device, date, GMT with 24h indicator. 296 components.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS MOVEMENT

Panerai watches are produced to very high standards of quality. It is worth remembering that the mechanical parts run 24 hours a day when used, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure long life and good operation.

WATER-RESISTANCE
Have watch checked periodically for water-resistance by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre and renovate it every two years with regular servicing, or whenever the watch has to be opened. The restoration of water-resistance necessarily involves replacing the seals in order to ensure the maximum water resistance and protection. Where the watch is used in underwater sports activities, it is recommended that it should be checked every year before the underwater activities begin.

THE MOVEMENT
Have the movement of watch checked periodically by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre in order to preserve its perfect operation. If the watch has a tendency to gain or lose time to a significant degree, the movement may need to be overhauled. The movements are designed to withstand temperature variations between -10°C and +60°C (14°F and 140°F). Outside this range of temperatures, operational variations exceeding those set out in the specifications of the movement may be noticed. In addition, there is a risk that the lubricants contained in the movement may deteriorate, resulting in damage to some of its parts.

CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
To keep the exterior in perfect condition, we recommend washing Panerai watch with soap and warm water, using a soft brush. After this operation, and also after immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the watch with fresh water. All Panerai watches can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth.

THE STRAP
Panerai straps must be washed in warm water and left to dry. It is important not to dry them on a hot surface or expose them to direct sunlight, because the rapid evaporation of the water could damage their shape and quality. After each immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the strap with fresh water. It is recommended that the strap and the buckle should be replaced by an Authorized Distributor or a Panerai Service Centre, in order to avoid any problems caused by incorrect replacement. Only an Authorized Distributor or Panerai Service Centre can guarantee the use of genuine Panerai straps, properly designed to fit the dimensions of the case and manufactured according to the quality standards of the brand. All alligator leather used by Officine Panerai comes from farms in Louisiana, USA. Officine Panerai’s suppliers have committed to the highest standard of responsibility and have given their assurance that such farms in Louisiana contribute to the stable growth of wild alligators, thus protecting this endangered species. Panerai does not use leather coming from endangered species taken from the wild.

BRACELETS AND STRAPS

Officine Panerai offers a range of high quality accessories which meet very stringent production standards, the result of innovative materials research and new finishes which combine the richness of the past with Panerai's continuous development, making the range of accessories as exclusive as its watches.
TYPE OF BRACELETS OR STRAPS
AVAILABLE COLOUR
Radiomir Alligator
Radiomir Alligator nubuck
Radiomir Assolutamente
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