PAM 685 and PAM 687

In the late 1930s, Panerai made several Radiomir watches with a special 12-sided bezel, engraved with the words “OFFICINE PANERAI – BREVETTATO” which means Panerai Workshop – Patented, and it refers to the patented luminous substance Radiomir used on the dial and it suggests that “the watches were not used for military operations but for presenting to the authorities of the Royal Italian Navy, which was evaluating new instruments for underwater missions.”

This year, two new special editions of the Officine Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio debuted at SIHH 2017. It is the first time Panerai reproduce all the fundamental characteristics of the original watches. The two versions of limited edition Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio (Ref. PAM 687 and PAM 685) has a 47mm polished steel case. PAM 687 has a brown “tropical” dial with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers, while PAM 685 has black dial with all the same features as PAM 687. Both of the watches has the inherited 12-sided bezel from the precedent models. The Panerai in-house P.3000 calibre offers hand-wound mechanical movement with 72 hours power reserve. The ecru contrast stitching strap matches with the colors of the dial and adds more vintage feeling to the watch. Both of PAM 687 and PAM 685 are limited to 1000 pieces each.