Up Close With The Panerai Radiomir Firenze PAM604 (With Original Photos, Price) Replica Trusted Dealers


The PAM561 includes a totally polished case which is not quite as impressive as exteriors with alternating finishings may be: it’s is in fact a glistening mass of steel with no sharp angles, complicated corners and borders, or especially fascinating details everywhere. It’s that your bog-standard Luminor case that is appealing as a whole and at a glimpse, but not for its selfishly complicated intricacies.Of both minor details I would still point out that go beyond mere proportions, first is how the four corners of the midst instance are curved downwards, which carries the edges of the corners away and leaves them better complement the round dial and bezel. The second is that the profile of this crown guard – not something many would look at. Its underside side is totally flat to keep it as high over the wrist as you can (though occasionally, it will dig into the skin), although its upper part is tilted upwards, towards the wearer. This, you do not necessarily realize when looking at the watch at a slight angle, but it will add more sophistication to this over-60-year-old military design.Speaking of this part, strangely enough, Panerai Watches & Wonders 2015 Replica chose to add a fully satin-finished crown guard on the completely glossy instance. This is not something that would stand out immediately at first look, but after seen wasn’t something I could quite get used to over the couple weeks together with the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561. This decorative element is sort of similar to an exaggerated spin on alternating finishing. I’ll state that, from afar, I discovered it maybe adds a more quality appearance than what the PAM561 would have had using a polished crown guard to decide on the reflective instance. It is not a maker or breaker of the aesthetics but rather something I think is a bit odd at first, but ultimately, justified.

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 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.