Up Close With The Panerai Radiomir Firenze PAM604 (With Original Photos, Price) Replica Wholesale Suppliers

Let’s discuss caliber P.5000 for a Moment. It’s a significant motor: two mainspring barrels that you can easily see running in both large stones, providing eight days of running time in 3hz/21,600 vph. The mainspring barrels operate in series, pushing torque via a really classically arranged going train, with the centre wheel visible through a large cutout from the plate. I suppose technically speaking we’d need to call this a 3/4 plate movement as the next wheel bridge is not really a bridge in the typical sense of the term, but rather the result of creating the cutout. This cutout plus the shape of the main plate around the equilibrium give a very aesthetically pleasing, but still pragmatic impact, which is totally appropriate for what was, after all, initially intended to be a tool watch, plain and simple. The going train is arranged so that the fourth wheel is just opposite the crown, which is precisely where you’d find it into a pocket watch, and if you want a small seconds dial where it might happen to be in one of those Angelus pocket watch powered Panerais all you have to do is conduct the wheel pivot through the dial and place a hand on it (which was exactly what New Panerai Watches 2015 Replica did with all the PAM 510).The balance, which can be held in place by a very solid looking bridge, looks a little small for the movement but again, that’s probably only 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 grade (unless you are at the bigger-than-average-wristwatch business, that Panerai manifestly is). Overall, we think it’s an impressive piece of work — we’ve used the term hardy and sturdiness is really much the takeaway impression one has of the P.5000. The screws holding the equilibrium bridge set up run through threaded collars on the bridge and may be used to adjust end-shake (the quantity of vertical “play” between the ends of the equilibrium staff and the endstones of this 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 Watch 111 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.