In 1936, on the eve of World War II, Panerai designed and produced ten prototype watches for the frogman commandoes of the Royal Italian Navy’s First Submarine Group. These revolutionary timepieces earned the company rights as the first official supplier of the Italian navy, based on the watch dial’s night-time and underwater luminosity and unprecedented water-tightness. Today, the Officine Panerai Radiomir retains many of the prototype’s distinctive features, including the large, 47mm cushion-shaped case with welded wire lugs, luminous Arabic numerals and hour indices, and hand-wound mechanical movement. 18-carat polished red gold sets off the Officine Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso‘s rich brown dial, which sports a date window at 3 o’clock, and seconds dial at 9 o’clock. The 3-day power reserve with indicator and water resistance to depths of 50 metres provide the same reassurance that buoyed the original heroic divers who wore them.
Title: Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Oro Rosso
Brand: Officine Panerai
Movement: Panerai P.3001 Hand-wound mechanical
Case Material: Polished 18K rose gold
Case Size: 47mm
Bracelet/Strap: Brown leather
Dial: Brown with luminous hour markers