Needless to say the specific same motion is packed to the PAM563 that’s essentially the exact same watch only with a running moments sub-dial at nine — it has the same component count for the movement, it’s only that the dial has an opening for the seconds pinion to come through and has a hand installed onto it. It’s a good CHF 500 more expensive which is quite a lot for the same movement and just an added complication — however, the look of the watch does change to something considerably more complex by it.Thirdly, the principal bridges and plate are performed using a low-friction composite substance that integrates Tantalum-based ceramic and removes the need for extra lubrication. This decreases the demand for stones and their requisite lubrication since pivot friction is lessened due to the composite’s high carbon percent. As a result, only four jewels are used and they also possess a DLC coating onto them eliminating the necessity to further lubricate the Incabloc shock system.I assume to some extent that is based on a few moves Panerai used ages ago, but in fact, here it is actually about extending that power book as much as possible.
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 Malaysia Price 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.