Paneristi (paneristi.com), Officine Panerai’s enthusiasts’ community turns 20 and to celebrate the special bond, the Florentine watchmaker presents a special edition reference, Panerai Radiomir Paneristi 45 mm PAM 2020, made in a limited edition of only 1020 pieces.
This hand wound 45mm beauty features an AISI 316L matt finished steel case, water resistant to 100m, that integrates perfectly with the almost weathered patina on the bezel. Panerai has incorporated a number of elements in the watch as a nod to the collector forum’s 20th Anniversary – the most prominent one being the engraved insignia on both the brown satinée soleil sandwich dial and caseback. The words “Venti”, which is Italian for twenty, is engraved between the lugs at 6 o’clock paying further tribute to the Paneristi.com community. The PAM 2020 strikes a perfect balance between the modern Radiomir and its forefather from the 30s.
I have to admit the dial finishing and colour is sensational. The sword-shaped gold color hands, Arabic numerals and indices in beige Super-LumiNova with green luminescence accentuate the vintage theme even further.
The Radiomir Paneristi 45 mm conforms to the mechanical specifications of models dating back to the dawn of the brand. It features a manually-wound mechanical movement, entirely conceived, designed and developed by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. Resilient and stable thanks to the presence of a bridge with dual supports, Caliber P.6000 is equipped with a device that stops the balance wheel when the crown is pulled out and features a three-day power reserve provided by a single barrel.
Keeping up with the vintage theme, the Radiomir Paneristi 45 mm PAM 2020 comes with an extremely comfortable, hand stitched beige suede calf leather strap, with tone-on-tone stitching and a hot-stamped “OP” logo. It features a trapezoidal pin buckle in steel with an aged patina effect.