Up Close With The Panerai Radiomir Firenze PAM604 (With Original Photos, Price) Grade 1 Replica Watches

Price for your Panerai Watches Uk Price List Replica Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 (PAM00716) is $9,900 and it’ll be limited to 1,000 pieces. From a purely military perspective, sporting a white dial dip watch on a mission would possibly cause your fellow commando soldiers to smack you in the back of the mind. But what the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 lacks in historical accuracy and stealth capabilities it makes up for by being among the more affordable, in-house-movement-equipped and refreshing-looking options at a sea of dull black and blue dial watches.Panerai might be a new only a handful of — admittedly quite similar — ranges, yet it is just one among few that come with an almost unearthly power in bringing their first-time client back for one more version… and then another, and another, etc. Therefore, I really don’t feel that the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is a typical “first Panerai” — for this, check out our Price of Entry informative article on the cheapest Panerai you can buy.I picked the PAM561 especially because I wanted to review a Panerai that is not a clear alternative but something one might actually wind up considering after looking at the present production line-up of the brand. Clad in a 44mm-wide Luminor case, it’s a simple, legible, and one of Panerai watches, competitively priced offering that also packs a more peculiar hand-wound, in-house-made movement with an 8-day power reserve.Being the very simple watch that it’s, there isn’t much pizzazz to get distracted by. But that just means that the fewer amount of consequently more prominent elements have to work together all the greater — and, with a single notable gripe notwithstanding, they do.To this day, I stay positively baffled by how imaginative this Luminor case design is, especially in 44mm where proportions together with the dial elements I find much more spot on than the 47mm. The larger case is proportionate but often too large to work well with the dialup, in my opinion.

Panerai has long offered watches with engraved hunter cases known as the Luminor Sealand, initially decorated by the gunmaker Purdey (its sister company in Richemont) and now by anonymous Italian craftsmen. Now it has extended the theme of an engraved case to the Radiomir with the PAM605, the most artisanal timepiece in its SIHH 2015 collection. The Radiomir Firenze has a 47 mm steel case entirely engraved, front and side, with a Florentine motif.

Found on the case front, four sides as well as the crown, the engraved decoration is in the Florentine style, with the Florentine lily (or fleur-de-lis) being the central theme. Engraving is usually done with lines or dots, in this case the motif is engraved with lines which are then filled with black lacquer for contrast.

On the other hand, traditional high-end engraving achieves contrast with varying the fineness of the engraved lines or dots, a technique evident in the early Panerai-Purdey Sealand watches. The same effect can be found on currency, which are printed with hand-engraved copper plates. Nonetheless, the case decoration of the Radiomir Firenze takes a week to complete.

Like most other hand-wound Panerai Watches Luminor Marina Replica watches with a 47mm case, this is equipped with the P.3000. Panerai’s in-house equivalent of a pocket watch movement, the P.3000 has a three day power reserve.

Though not evident in the photos, the dial is finished with a fine sun ray brushed pattern and is a deep, dark grey. It has a sandwich construction with ivory Super-Luminova.

The Radiomir Firenze is a limited edition of just 99 pieces, evidence of Panerai’s shifting strategy as the brand matures and the overall watch market slows. Smaller runs like this will become more prominent, rather than the 1000 or 1500 piece editions that were standard issue in the past.

Sold only at Panerai’s store in Florence, the Radiomir Firenze PAM00604 costs €17,000 before taxes.