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Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days - 45mm

PAM00609

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RADIOMIR THE FIRST WATCH CREATED BY PANERAI.

The Radiomir is the first watch designed by Officine Panerai as a prototype in 1936 at the request of the Royal Italian Navy, which wanted to be supplied with “a special luminous watch for divers”

Technical details

Movement

Hand-wound mechanical, P.5000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 15 ½ lignes, 4.5 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8 days, two barrels. 127 components.

Functions

Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds

Case

Diameter 45 mm, AISI 316L Polished Steel with removable wire loop strap attachments (patented)

Bezel

Polished Steel

Back

See-through sapphire crystal

Dial

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

Water Resistance

"10 bar (~100 metres)"

Strap

Ecru 27/22.0 Standard

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8 DAYS. THE DNA OF PANERAI.

"The winding crown is one of the elements most exposed to strains, manipulation and, consequently, wear. The length of the power reserve and the consequent regularity with which a watch must be wound are therefore crucial elements for its proper functioning, particularly for a professional instrument designed for ultimate reliability and accuracy.

AISI 316L STAINLESS 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."

P.5000 calibre

P.5000 calibre

A power reserve of eight days and hand-wound: the P.5000 calibre combines these two characteristics which are part of the history of Panerai watches since the first models created for the commandos of the Italian Navy. With a diameter of 15½ lignes (35.1 mm) and a thickness of 4.5 mm, the P.5000 calibre has 21 jewels, it is made up of 127 component parts and its balance wheel oscillates at a frequency of 3 Hz, equivalent to 21,600 vibrations/hour. Its original, very strong structure recalls that of old movements in which the mechanism was contained between two plates concealing most of the wheels and allowing only a few details to be seen, such as the balance cock and the intermediate wheel. The P.5000 calibre has a variable inertia balance, its period of oscillation being adjusted by turning the little timing screws on the outside of the balance wheel. Using this system the balance spring is free, without the curb pins which would otherwise be used to modify its active length. The bridge supporting the balance is fixed by two screws beneath which are threaded rings which turn in both directions, the purpose of which is to adjust the endshake of the balance staff pivots. This technical solution helps the escapement to continue running perfectly in the event of shocks.

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MAINTENANCE

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.