Officine Panerai is releasing the Radiomir 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso, a special edition timepiece which pays tribute to the brand’s history by reinterpreting the classic Radiomir.
The new timepiece has a cushion case of polished red gold which encloses a dial derived from a rare model of the 1930s, with simple linear and dot hour markers. The various functions can be read directly: the date at 3 o’clock,; the linear indication of the power reserve, and the small seconds counter with a.m./p.m. indicator for the second time zone.
The dial is deep blue with a satiné soleil finish, elegantly set off by the warm tone of the 5Npt red gold, an alloy that has a higher percentage of copper than yellow or pink gold and a proportion of platinum. The same alloy, which provides toughness and strength, is used for the adjustable clasp closing the blue alligator strap, which is fixed to the case by the system of removable strap attachments patented by Officine Panerai.
The open back reveals the sophisticated technical and aesthetic details of the hand-wound P.2002/10 calibre, a complex version of the first in-house movement made in the brand’s manufacture at Neuchâtel. The bridges and barrels are finely skeletonised, making the fine details, such as the wheelwork and springs, clearly visible. The brushed bridges with gold-coloured engraving are finished with anglage (chamfering,) while the plate is decorated with perlage (circular graining).
As well as offering the functions of hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT and seconds reset, the P.2002 movement has a power reserve of at least eight days. Like all Panerai watches, the new Radiomir is water-resistant and tested to five atmospheres, equivalent to a depth of approximately 50 metres. The watch is limited to 300 pieces which are sold exclusively in the Panerai boutiques throughout the world.