Officine Panerai Ltd. Edition Radiomir EgizianoBy Affluent Page Editor • • Category: Horology, New & Noteworthy
Officine Panerai, the watchmaker founded in Florence in 1860 that became the official supplier Italian military, is coming out with a new limited edition timepiece based on a model originally commissioned by the Egyptian Navy in 1956. The Radiomir Egiziano, which will be limited to 300 pieces, features a large (60mm) lightweight brushed titanium case; Panerai’s P.2002 21 jewel, hand-wound movement with an 8-day power reserve from a special three-spring-barrel system; and a bi-directional rotating bezel.
The Radiomir Egiziano is water resistant to 300 meters, and its matte black “sandwich” dial features luminous indicators in a slightly yellowed, patina-like shade giving it a vintage feel. Presented on a thick tan leather strap fitted with a flat “GPF-Mod Dep” buckle in titanium, it will be priced at about $30,000. Only 50 pieces of the original 1956 Egyptian model were made, and are now highly prized by collectors, known as Paneristi. Panerai is credited with perfecting the world’s first underwater watches in the 1930s.