It’s Panerai’s classic Radiomir design, but updated with a modern hand-wound and in-house movement.
I know what you’re thinking – is this actually a new watch? I can assure you that yes indeed the newly announced Radiomir Logo 3 Days Acciaio and the Black Seal Logo 3 Days Acciaio are fresh models. While very clearly Panerai watches, with the base Radiomir design remaining largely unchanged and true to its roots, these new PAMs employ Panerai’s current generation hand-wound movement with three days of power reserve.
So it’s the same steel Radiomir you know (and that many of you love), but now with an upgraded movement and two slightly different dial layouts, spanning the two-hand Radiomir Logo 3 Days Acciaio PAM00753 and the Black Seal PAM00754 version, the latter of which has a sub-seconds register at nine o’clock (in the place of the „9“ numeral).
Oddly enough, more than 10 years ago it was a very similar looking Radiomir that became the subject for the first piece I ever wrote about watches, and I still have a real soft spot for the Panerai design language (as I’m sure many of you do). True to their usual form, both of these new Radiomir’s are fairly large at 45mm wide, with polished steel cases and 100m water resistance. The actual story here is that Panerai has fitted a modern movement to each of these new watches, with both the 753 and the 754 using Panerai’s in-house, hand-wound P.6000 calibre. With 72 hours of power reserve, these new models fall into Panerai’s ever-expanding „3 Day“ lineup of watches.
While definitely too big for my personal tastes, these two new Radiomirs look great (as Radiomir’s tend to) and the inclusion of a hand-wound movement seems like a strong fit for the Radiomir’s steadfast adherence to a design that essentially dates back to the mid-30’s. The pricing is also rather attractive for a watch with an in-house movement, with the 753 priced at $4,000 and the Black Seal 754 at $4,300 (vs $5,700 for an 8 Days version of the Black Seal PAM00610). These new models are classic Panerai offerings with an updated movement and a hotter price point for a 3-Day PAM. Nothing to complain about there.
Model: Radiomir Logo 3 Days Acciaio 45mm and Radiomir Black Seal Logo 3 Days Acciaio 45mm
Reference Number: PAM00753 and PAM00754
Case Material: Steel
Dial Color: Black
Indexes: Arabic numerals and baton markers, with sandwich construction
Lume: Yes, on hour markers and hands
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap
Caliber: Panerai Caliber P.6000
Functions: Hours, minutes (PAM00753), Hours, minutes, small seconds (PAM000754)
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
Pricing & Availability
Price: $4,000 (Radiomir Logo 3 Days Acciaio); $4,300 (Radiomir Black Seal Logo 3 Days Acciaio)
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