Panerai has a few interesting watches, but Panerai Firenze is the one that caught our attention. Radiomir Firenze is uniquely different, because they are hand-engraved by Italian craftsman in Florence. Inspirations of the watch are from recurrent motifs in Florentine iconography, such as the Florentine lily.
Panerai Radiomir Firenze PAM 604 is a 99 piece limited edition – a true watch for collectors. After all, it is only available for sale exclusively in the brand’s flagship boutique in Florence – the city where the Panerai story begins. In 2016 SIHH, Panerai released a newer version Radiomir Firenze PAM672.
Panerai Firenze, 3 Days Acciaio (Radiomir Firenze)
Visually, the 47mm wide Radiomir Firenze case does not seem as large as one might expect. This is mainly because of the pillow-style lugs which do not really protrude out. As can be seen, the lug-to-lug length fits the case width nicely. The diameter 47mm has the same dimensions as the first watch created by Officine Panerai in 1936 as well.
The decor on Panerai Firenze are first drawn in magnesium powder, before cutting into the steel with a traditional tool. Each hand-craved watch takes the craftsman more than a week to finish. Black varnish touches fills the parallel lines, and as a result, the case has a high-contrast elaborate look. Though Panerai has long offered watches with engraved hunter cases known as Luminor Sealand.
The movement on Radiomir Firenze PAM604
Inside the 47mm Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio PAM604 is Panerai’s in-house caliber P3000, with a 72 hour power reserve. The caliber has 3 quarter plate movement, and can be admired through the case-back. In addition, a large bridge, next to another smaller one, covers most of the mechanical parts. The movement has 21 jewels and it uses 2 spring barrels connected in series.
Overall, this Radiomir Firenze PAM 604 is an elegantly traditional piece with decorative appeal. Definitely a very attractive watch for collectors who can make the trip to Florence. Sold exclusively at Panerai’s store in Florence, the Panerai Radiomir Firenze PAM00604 Price is €17,000 before taxes.
One thing for sure – Your life will never be the same again once you have owned your first Officine Panerai watch.
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