Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Ref. PAM00577, with a 48mm black ceramic case, black ceramic bezel, black dial with luminiscent indices, sapphire crystal and see through case back. Hand-wound mechanical movement caliber P.3000 with a 3-day power reserve. Leather strap with ceramic buckle.
Brand-new. Complete with original box and papers.
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Considered as the watch that took Master watchmaker Officine Panerai to create wristwatches under the highest demands in terms of features and precision, in 1936 produced the prototypes of what would become its greatest icon: the Radiomir. Designed for the Italian Royal Army, it wasn't until 1940 that Panerai manufactured the first of this model's series putting together all the specifications requested by the Diving Squad. One of its main characteristics (and at that time, the first of many Panerai's patents) was the luminescent material in its markers. On the first models, the markers were filled with a radium-based powder as luminescent material (therefore the Radiomir name) that provided high resistance and readability in underwater extreme conditions. Also, its domed case and the wire lugs for long straps were ideal for wearing over a diving suit. While modern series keep its predecessors aesthetics, the technology and materials used in its manufacture are state-of-the-art in fine watchmaking. With a spectacular 48mm black ceramic case, this timepiece maintains its bold design but also provides a modern and sophisticated touch. This limited edition to 1.000 pieces worldwide is what makes this Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Day a must-have piece in our personal collection.