Panerai Radiomir collection is widely touted to have the richest history and is the signature collection of Panerai. Made in a collaboration with the Italian Royal Navy’s Lieutenant Commander Carlo Ronconi, the Panerai Radiomir was documented in a patent filed in 1916. It wasn’t until 1936 that the first Radiomir was born.
Design & Features
The styling of the case carries an authentic vintage aura with its curved and rounded appearance. Unlike the Luminor models that sport a patented crown protecting device, the Panerai Radiomir watches contain wire lugs, a unique design that connects the straps to the case.
With hand-wound mechanical or automatic mechanical movements topped with an anti-reflective, scratch-proof Sapphire Crystal, the Panerai Radiomir collection is available in various dial sizes ranging from 42mm to 48mm. In a few timepieces under the collection, the small second's feature is studded at the 9 o’clock marker.
An unimaginable 1 million euros were made as proceeds and two world records broken by individual vintage Panerai models on 8th December 2014 in the ‘Panerai only’ auction organized by the well-known Artcurial auction house for Officine Panerai. The Panerai models that broke all records were the extremely rare ‘Radiomir Egiziano’, a diver’s watch made in the year 1956 for the Egyptian Navy and a Special Edition Radiomir PAM00021, crafted in platinum in 1997 with a case design similar to the Panerai models made for the Royal Italian Navy in 1938.