THE ORIGINS - 1936
On the eve of the Second World War, Panerai creates the first prototypes of the model now known as "Radiomir" for the frogman commandos of the First Submarine Group Command of the Royal Italian Navy. Today's Radiomir retains many of the prototype’s features: a large, cushion-shaped steel case (47mm), luminescent numerals and indices, wire lugs welded to the case, a hand-wound mechanical movement, and a water-resistant strap long enough to be worn over a diving suit. The Navy's historical archives record that just ten prototypes were produced in 1936.
PANERAI RADIOMIR CERAMIC 8 DAYS
Panerai caliber P2002/3.
8 days power reserve indicator, manual winding, date, small seconds at 9 o'clock.
Exhibition sapphire case back.
Glucydur® balance wheel oscillating, 28,800 A/h.
Waterproof 300 meters/330ft.
Matt black ceramic case, 45 mm, removable wire lugs.
Black "Sandwich" dial, luminescent Arabic numerals and hour markers indexes.
Black calf suede strap with tang buckle.
Panerai manufacture 2-year warranty. New, unworn.