A new in-house calibre represents a further step forward in the evolution of a model that has already become part of Officine Panerai’s history: the Radiomir P.999 42 mm Pink Gold combines the unmistakable design of an icon in high-end, sport watches with the new mechanical movement, the P.999, designed and produced at the Neuchâtel manufacture.
With a diameter of 12 lignes and a thickness of only 3.4 millimetres, the new hand-wound P.999 movement features 19 jewels, a 60-hour power reserve and a balance wheel oscillating at 21,600 alternations/hour. Two sophisticated details enhance the P.999 movement set in the new Radiomir in pink gold. The workings are regulated by a so-called ‘swan’s neck’ device allowing for micrometrical adjustment of the active length of the spring. Furthermore, each single movement is millesimised.
The case in pink gold is 42 mm in diameter, slightly smaller than the historic, first Radiomir watches. The thickness has also been reduced thanks to the development of the new movement. The result is a thinner, lighter watch, perfect for the most elegant of situations while not betraying the watch’s military origins and sporting character. All of this thanks to the pink gold of the case that is satin-finished, a detail that tones down the sparkle of the precious metal making it more understated and refined. The small polished bezel, on the other hand, creates a pleasing contrast effect. The warm feel of the satin-finished gold also emphasizes the dial with its dark brown colour rather than the black of the traditional models, a colour tone enhanced by the anti-scratch and anti-glare sapphire crystal.
The layout of the dial is still the classic one and represents another of the characteristic features of Panerai watches. The exceptional legibility in the dark is in fact achieved through a ‘sandwich’ structure with the luminescent material placed between two metal layers, the top one perforated in correspondence with the numerals and indexes. Also luminescent and plated in pink gold, to complement the case, are the index-shaped hands and perpetually-moving small seconds hand in the auxiliary dial at 9 o’clock. The watch, with wire lugs that are easy to remove when substituting the strap and water-proof up to a depth of 100 metres, features the classic screw-down, truncated-cone crown ensuring maximum water-tightness.
Numbered and produced in an edition of 500 pieces, the Radiomir P.999 42 MM Pink Gold (PAM00336) is part of the Historic Collection and is completed with a dark brown alligator strap with a pink gold pin buckle.
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