Radiomir Composite® Marina Militare 8 Giorni – 47 mm (PAM00339)
Another interesting new one from Panerai, the PAM 339. This one is turning out to be THE hot watch from Panerai for 2010, because of its unique look largely from its “composite” case material (read about it below). The PAM339 has a 47mm case and Panerai’s P.2002 caliber in it. It will be priced at about $15,000 USD. Full specs are posted below the high-res photos. I like the look! You can see the rest of the 2010 Panerai’s here. Here’s the watch including some great close up photos:
The new Radiomir Composite® Marina Militare 8 Giorni – 47 mm introduces itself by showing the two most authentic sides of Officine Panerai: state-of-the-art technological innovation and a deep-rooted history.
The material used for the case is truly innovative in the field of fine watch-making: the Panerai composite is a material whose features and performance are exceptional, being practically immutable over time. The result of an electrochemical process of ceramization of the aluminium, this material is harder than the ceramics normally used for cases in watch-making (zirconia), and also harder than metals like steel and titanium, as well as being lighter. Thanks to its qualities of ductility and reliability, the Panerai composite allows for complex and extremely precise workings and is the result of processes that, up to now, were employed in the creation of components for the aeronautic industry and for car and motorcycle races requiring the highest levels of performance.
From the aesthetic viewpoint, the Radiomir Composite® Marina Militare 8 Giorni – 47 mm has a mono-colour look: the matt, deep brown of the 47mm Radiomir case and of the crown are in tune with the brown of the dial and strap in vintage leather. The stitching of the strap is a reminder of the ecru colour of the Super-LumiNova® on the hands and the other elements of the ‘sandwich’ dial: indexes and numerals, small-seconds dial at 9 o’clock, the RADIOMIR COMPOSITE MARINA MILITARE 8 GIORNI – 47 MM
words Marina Militare and Panerai and the second dial with the inscription 8 giorni brevettato, deriving directly from the historic models.
The movement of the new Radiomir Composite® Marina Militare 8 Giorni – 47 mm is the P.2002/7 Calibre, entirely developed and built by Officine Panerai. Hand wound and with a 13 ¾ lignes diameter, the movement is made up of 191 components and has three barrels ensuring a long power reserve of around 8 days, a traditional feature of Panerai watches since the 1940s.
The Radiomir Composite® Marina Militare 8 Giorni – 47 mm (PAM00339) is a special edition of 1000 watches that pays homage to the historic link with the Italian Navy, to which Panerai was a specialised supplier. This is not the first watch Officine Panerai has dedicated to this alliance. Indeed, in the past it created special limited editions like the Luminor Marina Militare in 1998 and the Panerai Luminor Marina Militare in 2005. The trademark Super-LumiNova® is not the property of Officine Panerai.
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.2002/7 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13 ¾ lignes, 6.6 mm, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/ hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8days, three barrels. 191 components.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds.
Case: Diameter 47 mm, brown Panerai composite material, with removable wire loop strap attachments (patented). Winding crown personalized Panerai.
Bezel: Panerai composite material.
Back: Panerai composite material.
Dial: Brown with luminous Arabic and Roman numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o’clock. Crystal: Sapphire, formed of corundum, 1.9 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance: 10 bar (100 metres).
Strap: PANERAI personalised leather strap and large size brown Panerai composite material.
The trademarks Glucydur®, KIF Parechoc® and Incabloc® are not the property of Officine Panerai.