The Radiomir is the brand’s first watch prototype in 1936, born to meet the military needs of the Royal Italian Navy.
Its namesake is a radium-based powder patented by Panerai on 23 March 1916, one that gives the dial luminosity and maximum visibility in sighting instruments and devices, even in the hardest conditions. This history of innovation marked the beginning of many future patents by the brand.
Distinguished by the structure of its iconic cushion shape, it ensured a particularly high degree of water-resistance through its conical screw-down winding crown and screw back.
As observed, today’s Radiomir selection retains much of the heritage of the 1940 original…with our top 5 selections below. We are such a fan of their classic, squeaky-clean simplicity!
You may view the entire selection of Radiomirs on Officine Panerai’s official website here.
Images via Panerai.com