Panerai Radiomir, which takes its name from the radioactive radium element that illuminates the dial and hands, is home to a legendary and horrifying story. It is impressive that the Panerai Radiomir watches, which were introduced to the service of the Italian Navy, are one of the soldiers’ greatest assistants during the operations. Unfortunately, since the deadly effects of radium back in the day were not known yet, women workers who apply radium to the dials and arms had died of cancer and bone disorders in the following years.
Hand-wound mechanical, P.5000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 15 ½ lignes, 4.5 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc Parechoc® anti-shock device.
Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o'clock
"10 bar (~100 metres)"
Calf Brown, Beige Stitching, 27/22.0 Standard size