Officine Panerai has recently launched the new Radiomir Chronograph 42mm PAM00369. Its new mechanism and significantly smaller case, compared to other watches from the Contemporary collection, give it a unique touch, without altering the iconic vintage design of Panerai Radiomir timepieces.
The new Radiomir Chronograph is powered by the exclusive Panerai OP XXIII Calibre self-winding movement (the Radiomir Chrono PAM00288 incorporates OP XII Calibre). The new mechanism comprises 37 jewels, the monometallic Glucydur® balance and the Incabloc® anti-shock device. These elements make it highly durable and resistant to mechanical shocks, which is confirmed with the Chronometer certification (C.O.S.C.).
This automatic chronograph movement with the Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges beats with 28,800 vibrations per hour and when it is fully wound, it can work independently (without wrist movement) for approximately 42 hours.
The case with removable wire loop strap attachments is made of AISI 316L polished steel and has a 42 mm in diameter (45 mm is the standard size for Panerai watches from Contemporary collection), which still looks masculine, but it is more suitable for an average size of a wearer’s wrist. The case incorporates a polished steel bezel, a personalized OP winding crown and polished steel push-pieces for the chronograph functions, at the 2 and the 4 o’clock positions. The screw caseback is also made of steel.
Two chronographs and a Small Seconds Sub-dial
The black dial of the Radiomir Chronograph features luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers, the 30 minute counter at the 9 o’clock position, the small second sub-dial at the 3 o’clock position and the central chronograph hand. It is covered with a 1.5 mm thick sapphire crystal that provides nice anti-reflective protection for a superb legibility.
Ever since Officine Panerai created the first Radiomir in 1938 to respond the highest demands of the Royal Italian Navy, watches from this range have been renowned by their robustness, reliability in extreme conditions and great readability, but also by their elegance and authentic styles. Today, the Contemporary Radiomir collection is composed of the Radiomir Black Seal® Automatic, the Radiomir GMT-Alarm, the Radiomir Chronograph and the Radiomir 10 Days GMT.
The new Radiomir Chronograph 42mm PAM00369 watch is available with a Panerai personalized leather strap and a polished steel buckle. It has the brand’s standard water-resistance up to 100 meters (300 feet).