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Panerai Radiomir

The birth of the Panerai Radiomir

The company went on to make luminous devices for firing naval guns at night, timing gauges and mechanical calculators. An area which differentiated Panerai watches was the peerless luminescence of its dials. This visibility in restricted light was courtesy of a luminescent paint composed of zinc sulphide, mesothorium and radium bromide, named Radiomir and patented by Guido Panerai in 1915.

In 1935, Officine Panerai supplied the Royal Italian Navy with precision pocket stopwatches for military use. One year later, in 1936, the company produced a prototype diver’s watch. This was put into serial production in 1938 and the Panerai Radiomir said to be the first military diver’s watch in history, was born.

The 1938 Panerai Radiomir measured 47mm in diameter, had a luminous dial, screw-down winding crown and distinctive wire loop strap attachments. These elements can be seen on many of the present-day models. However, the 1938 models contained a Rolex movement and remain very collectable, attracting high auction prices. Indeed, for the Panerai aficionado, a three-part diver’s set consisting of a watch, wrist mounted compass and wrist-mounted bathometer (depth gauge) are very desirable and much sought after.

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  • Panerai Radiomir PAM 00198 Limited edition of 50 piecesPanerai Radiomir PAM 00198 Limited edition of 50 pieces

    Panerai

    PAM00198

    April 2005 £19,950.00
  • Titanium Panerai Radiomir PAM 00322 Limited edition of 150 piecesTitanium Panerai Radiomir PAM 00322 Limited edition of 150 pieces

    Panerai

    PAM00322

    £17,500.00
  • Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Ceramica PAM00577Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Ceramica PAM00577

    Panerai

    PAM00577

    Pre-owned UNUSED £6,950.00
  • Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Titanio PAM 00735Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Titanio PAM 00735

    Panerai

    PAM00735

    August 2017 £10,750.00
  • Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio PAM00687Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio PAM00687

    Panerai

    PAM00687

    Pre-owned UNWORN £7,650.00
  • Panerai Radiomir California 3 Days Logo PAM 00424Panerai Radiomir California 3 Days Logo PAM 00424

    Panerai

    PAM00424

    November 2014 £4,950.00
  • Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days AcciaioPanerai Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days Acciaio

    Panerai

    PAM00610

    April 2017 £3,950.00
  • Titanium Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Titanio PAM 00346Titanium Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Titanio PAM 00346

    Panerai

    PAM00346

    April 2015 £6,950.00
  • Panerai Radiomir California 3 Days Logo PAM 00424Panerai Radiomir California 3 Days Logo PAM 00424

    Panerai

    PAM00424

    £5,250.00
  • 18ct Rose Gold Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Oro Rosa PAM0037918ct Rose Gold Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Oro Rosa PAM00379

    Panerai

    PAM00379

    £12,950.00
  • Panerai California 3 Days PAM00448Panerai California 3 Days PAM00448

    Panerai

    PAM00448

    £7,950.00
  • Panerai Radiomir S.L.C. 3 Days PAM00425Panerai Radiomir S.L.C. 3 Days PAM00425

    Panerai

    PAM00425

    September 2013 £4,950.00
  • 18ct Rose Gold Panerai Radiomir 8 Days PAM 0019718ct Rose Gold Panerai Radiomir 8 Days PAM 00197

    Panerai

    PAM00197

    November 2008 £9,250.00
  • Panerai Radiomir 10-days GMT PAM 00323Panerai Radiomir 10-days GMT PAM 00323

    Panerai

    PAM00323

    May 2015 £7,250.00
  • Titanium Panerai Radiomir PAM 00309Titanium Panerai Radiomir PAM 00309

    Panerai

    PAM00309

    Pre-owned UNUSED £15,950.00
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Previously in stock

  • Panerai Radiomir 1938 PAM 00232Panerai Radiomir 1938 PAM 00232

    Panerai

    PAM00232

    Circa 2006 £3,950.00
  • Panerai Radiomir Black Seal PAM 00183Panerai Radiomir Black Seal PAM 00183

    Panerai

    PAM00183

    October 2004 £3,550.00
  • Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 3 Days Automatic PAM 00388Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 3 Days Automatic PAM 00388

    Panerai

    PAM00388

    June 2014 £4,250.00
  • Panerai Radiomir PAM00338Panerai Radiomir PAM00338

    Panerai

    PAM00338

    March 2013 £5,450.00
  • Panerai Radiomir Composite Black Seal 3 days automatic PAM 00505Panerai Radiomir Composite Black Seal 3 days automatic PAM 00505

    Panerai

    PAM00505

    September 2015 £4,850.00
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