Exclusive Timepieces 7 December 2019 | Monaco | Lot 198

Panerai Limited Editions Radiomir 3 Days Power Reserve wristwatch in Steel, Reference PAM685, With Arabic Numbers

Estimate € 4,000 – 10,000

Sold € 6,528

Model: Radiomir
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: PAM685
Year: 2018
Case N°: 735/1000
Caliber: P.3000
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 65068
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 47 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement
Accessories: Box and papers

In the ultra-centenary history of Panerai, the golden period can certainly be inscribed in the 1920s and 1930s, when it became the official supplier of the Royal Italian Navy and gave birth to the Radiomir and Luminor models, its two most recognizable designs. Also in the late 1930s, Panerai released a number of Radiomir watches with a special 12-sided bezel, with the engraved words OFFICINE PANERAI – BREVETTATO. This word “Brevettato”, in English patented, is referred to the luminous substance Radiomir used on the dial patented by the Florentine brand and it suggests that the watches were used not for military operations but for presenting to the authorities of the Royal Italian Navy, which was looking for an efficient instruments for underwater missions. Over 70 years later, in 2017, Panerai released the Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio model PAM 687, a modern edition of that special model. The lot offered here is one of the component of the limited edition of 1000 of this family in almost NOS condition. The cushion-shaped Radiomir 47 mm case has been realized in stainless steel with the typical massive style of Panerai: like the historic watches it has an elegant symmetrical construction divided into three parts, with case back in sapphire and the 12-sided bezel in brushed steel with smoothed polished angles presenting the same engraving as the classic model. Other really interesting characteristic of this watch is the very nice black matte dial with “ecru” superluminova, definetly fashinating in its genre. The caliber equipped is the P.3000 completely developed and produced at the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel with a power reserve of 3 days, as of course suggested by the title of the watch. Offered with full set composed of box and original warranty, this watch is the perfect piece of every collection of military pieces.