Up Close With The Panerai Radiomir Firenze PAM604 (With Original Photos, Price) Perfect Clone Online Shopping


Let’s talk about caliber P.5000 for a Moment. It is a big motor: 2 mainspring barrels which you may easily see running in the two big jewels, providing eight times of running time in 3hz/21,600 vph. The mainspring barrels run in series, pushing torque through a really classically arranged going train, together with the centre wheel observable via a large cutout from the plate. I guess technically speaking we would have to call this a 3/4 plate movement as the next wheel bridge is not actually a bridge in the typical sense of this term, but rather the result of producing the cutout. This cutout in addition to the form of the main plate around the equilibrium give a really aesthetically pleasing, but nevertheless pragmatic impact, which is completely suitable for what was, after all, originally meant to be an instrument lookout, plain and simple. The going train is arranged so that the fourth wheel is just opposite the crown, which can be exactly where you’d locate it in a pocket watch, and if you would like a small seconds dial where it would have been in one of the Angelus pocket watch powered Panerais all you need to do is conduct the fourth wheel pivot through the dial and place a hand on it (that was what Panerai did with all the PAM 510).The balance, which is held in place by a really solid looking bridge, looks a little small for the motion but again, that is probably just because the movement’s so large; at 15 3/4 lignes, or simply about 35.7 mm, it is a pocket — watch rather than a wristwatch caliber (unless you are at the bigger-than-average-wristwatch company, which Panerai manifestly is). Overall, we think that it’s an impressive piece of work — we’ve used the term sturdy and sturdiness is really much the takeaway impression one has of the P.5000. Interestingly enough, incidentally, the P.5000 has a free-sprung, flexible mass equilibrium, which is a really wonderful touch, especially at this price point — if you look closely at what looks like the regulator you will see that it’s actually not a ruler, but a stud carrier (in other words, the carrier for the stud to what the outer terminal of the balance spring is attached). The screws holding the equilibrium bridge in place run through threaded collars on the bridge and may be employed to correct end-shake (the quantity of vertical “play” between the ends of the equilibrium staff as well as the endstones of the shock-jewel assembly.

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 Perth 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.