In 2018 Officine Panerai introduced five new models to its Radiomir 1940 collection, all featuring deep blue Mediterranean-inspired dials and matching blue alligator straps, with either a second rubber strap or a blue fabric one, depending on the model.
The launch models came in either stainless steel or 18K pink gold (PAM934), with sizes of either 42mm (PAM933) 45mm (PAM945, PAM946), or 47mm (PAM932) . They all came with an open case back featuring a wave motif engraved onto the sapphire crystal. The 18K pink gold model has a water resistance of 50m and the stainless steel models, 100m. The time-only models, the PAM933 and PAM934, utilise the automatic Calibre P.4000, with 3 days of power reserve and an off-centered oscillating rotor in 22K gold (for the gold version) and Tungsten (for the stainless steel version). The other two models (PAM945 and PAM946) have the Calibre P.4001 and P.4002 movements equipped with date and second time zone (GMT) functions and a power reserve indicator. The 47mm sized PAM392 is the manual-wind outlier, using the Calibre P.3000.
Now, Panerai have launched two new models to add to the Mediterraneo line, the 45mm Radiomir PAM01078, and the Radiomir 42mm PAM01144, which also feature the same deep blue dial with a sunbrushed effect leading to a darker edge, similar that of the differently blued new models in our recent post.
Firstly, the PAM1144, which comes in a 42mm sized case with a thickness of 11.2mm and a water resistance of 100m. The dial is the same as with the previous five models – blue sunray-brushed with Super-LumiNova coated Arabic numerals and hour markers. There is also a small seconds at 9 o’clock. Inside is the manual-wind in-house Calibre P.1000, which beats at 28,800 VPH and has a power reserve of three days.
The larger new Radiomir 1940 Mediterraneo is the PAM1078. In a brushed titanium case with a polished bezel. Measuring 45mm with a thickness of 12.2mm, it is water resistant to 100m. Functionally, it is the same as the PAM1144, with just the time and a small seconds, although you will notice the ‘9’ on the dial. The numerals and markers have Super-LumiNova. Inside is the automatic in-house Calibre P.4000 which beats at 28,800 VPH and has a power reserve of three days.
On the back of the case of both of the two new pieces is a swirl pattern to represent the waves of the Mediterranean from which they are named.
Both watches come on the same deep blue alligator strap that comes with the (still available) 2018 models with metal-matched buckles.
Available exclusively at Panerai boutiques, the 45 mm PAM1078 is AUD 16,200 (including tax) and the 42mm PAM1144, AUD 11,600 (including tax).
[Photo credit : Officine Panerai]