The Panerai Radiomir was a predecessor to the popular Luminor collection, originally developed at the request of the Italian Navy at the start of WWII.
The Italian ‘Frogmen’ needed a watch that was both water-resistant, and easily legible underwater. Before using a titrium-based material for luminous dials (as used in the Luminor collection) radium was used as it glowed so brightly in the dark. Consequently, the Radiomir collection was named after this radioactive material.
Simpler than the Luminor, the Radiomir does not have a crown protector but still has a round face and cushion-shaped case. Most models have the traditional wire lugs, but some offer a more sturdy lug for heavier straps. Classic pre-owned Panerai Radiomir watches have Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock with simple line indices for all other areas.
A pre-owned Panerai Radiomir watch has a more vintage look but still offers the same robustness and precision of other watches but without the traditional submariner dive watch accoutrements making it more suited as an everyday watch. It’s the perfect dive watch if you want to add one to your collection but prefer to stay on dry land.
We are extremely vigilant in ascertaining if a timepiece is genuine. Every single pre-owned Panerai Radiomir model is inspected carefully by our in-house horologists who clean each watch before it is listed for sale. For complete confidence, your watch is supplied with a 1-year warranty and a certificate of authenticity.