We are proud to present this stylish Panerai Radiomir Base for sale mint condition.
In 1935, the Royal Italian Navy enlisted Panerai and other distinguished watchmakers to create a timepiece that could withstand the harshest conditions, ensuring precise timekeeping for the elite frogman commandos of the First Submarine Group Command. The challenge was to craft a watch capable of maintaining accuracy under extreme circumstances, all while providing exceptional legibility even in the depths of the ocean. In response, Panerai unveiled the prototype in 1936, aptly named the Radiomir after the luminescent substance illuminating its hands and indices. This remarkable timepiece not only met but exceeded all expectations during rigorous testing, solidifying its place in history as a triumph of precision engineering and functionality.
This version of the Radiomir, PAM00231 comes set in a 45mm polished 18ct rose gold cushion-shaped case with a polished bezel and wire lugs. The clean black sandwich dial features cut-out luminous hour markers and third Arab numerals with 18ct rose gold hands. These details are protected by a domed sapphire crystal glass, with the 10atm (100m/330ft) water resistance ensured by a more traditional shaped screwdown crown based on the early models before Panerai’s patented crown-lock system was invented in 1955. Powering the watch is the manually wound calibre B99501 mechanism, which gives the watch a 56-hour power reserve and can be admired through its sapphire crystal exhibition caseback. Lastly, it comes fitted on a brown alligator leather strap with a matching 18ct rose gold pin buckle.
Originally purchased in July 2008 and in mint condition, this Radiomir comes with its original inner & outer boxes, international warranty booklet and international warranty card.
This watch is sold with our 12-month warranty from the date of purchase.