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MOVEMENT
CASE
FUNCTION
CASE DIAMETER
CASE MATERIAL
DIAL COLOUR

HISTORIC

RADIOMIR BLACK SEAL CERAMICA

MOVEMENT

Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XI calibre, 16½ lignes, 17 jewels, Glucydur® Balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 56 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges.

FUNCTIONS

Hours, minutes, small seconds.

CASE

Diameter 45 mm, black ceramic with removable wire loop strap attachments (patented) in steel with special hard black coating. Winding crown in ceramic personalised OP.

BEZEL

Black ceramic.

BACK

Screw, steel with special hard black coating.

DIAL

Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds at 9 o’clock.

CRYSTAL

Sapphire, formed of corundum, 2.2 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.

WATER-RESISTANCE

10 bar (~100 metres).

STRAP

PANERAI personalised leather strap and large-size brushed steel buckle with special hard black coating.

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

PAM00292 RADIOMIR BLACK SEAL CERAMICA - 45 MM

THE CASE OF THE RADIOMIR BLACK SEAL CERAMICA - 45 MM BEARS THE SAME DESIGN AS OFFICINE PANERAI'S ORIGINAL, historic watch, made in 1938 for the italian navy, and is updated with a very innovative material.

The Radiomir Black Seal Ceramica - 45 mm is evocative of the actions of the men of the Gamma group in the Italian Navy, who, during the Second World War used so-called SLCs, slow torpedoes, also known as "pigs" or "black seals" for their manoeuvres. This Panerai watch model stood out for its case's structure, which guaranteed a high degree of impermeability thanks to its winding crown and the screwed-on case-back, while Radiomir, a luminescent paint containing zinc sulphur, mesothorium and radium bromide, gave the dial excellent visibility even in extreme conditions of use. With Officine Panerai's Radiomir Black Seal Ceramica - 45 mm, a new model is added to the collection: Officine Panerai's decision to use this high-tech material reflects the technical experimentation that Panerai has always aspired to, thanks to a solution that is interesting from both an aesthetic and technical viewpoint.

The ceramic used is zirconium oxide and is worked as a powder using an isostatic pressure process that enhances the material's extreme hardness, great resistance to extreme temperatures and corrosion.

 

CERAMIC

The ceramic used in Radiomir cases is a high-tech zirconium oxide powder (ZrO2) containing 3% binder and colouring pigments.



This high-tech ceramic has many advantages, such as extreme hardness and long-term resistance against wear and corrosion.



The zirconium oxide powder is isostatically pressed (in a liquid at 2,000 to 3,000 bar) to form a cylinder or tube. After the pressing stage, the sintering process starts at a temperature of about 1,500 °C, and the cylinder or tube undergoes a shrinkage of about 20% (this is known as “binder shrinkage”).



The first of the machining operations to remove excess material in order to arrive at the final shape, by using diamond wheels, consists of cutting a disc from the cylinder. This is followed by as many different steps as are necessary to machine the piece to its final shape (before finishing).



The last two steps consist of finishing the piece by microglass blasting and anti-fingerprint treatment.

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
Radiomir Calf Rugby
Radiomir Buffalo
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