Panerai Unveils The Radiomir Guido Panerai & Figlio Timepiece
Both the Radiomir Guido Panerai & Figlio watches are to be auctioned off
Panerai announces the launch of a fascinating reinterpretation of its iconic Radiomir model, the Radiomir Guido Panerai & Figlio. Both watches draw inspiration from the legendary Angelus caliber found in the Ref. 3646 model from the 1960s.
A Watch With A Cause
This collector’s timepiece will be offered for sale through a collaboration with the renowned Phillips auction house and their market leading Watch department in occasion of The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII on 3 November 2023 in Geneva. All proceeds, including the whole Phillips’ Buyer’s Premium, will benefit the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.
In the sixties, while it was the supplier of the Italian Navy, Panerai created the self-luminous Radiomir watch Ref. 3646, which would later become known as one of its most iconic models, the Radiomir. A transitional model, the Ref. 3646 featured elements that would come to define the Panerai aesthetic.
Same Same But Different
Notably, the modified wire lugs that were replaced with robust lugs, meticulously welded to the case, represent a true transformation of the historic 47mm case of Ref. 3646 made in Florence at the time.
Although this timepiece was powered by 16-line mechanical caliber, Panerai made the decision to adopt, starting from the GPF 2/56 model – The Egyptian 1956 – a caliber that ensured a lower frequency of recharges that favored a longer lifespan of the water resistance standard.
A Powerful Reserve
On top of that, this caliber was the Angelus SF 240. With its 8-day power reserve, the manual-wind Angelus 240 movement allowed the watch to run continuously without the need for winding for a total of 8-days. Another creation ahead of its time is the transparent case back that offers a clear view of the watch’s mechanical heartbeat.
It was a daring choice made by none other than Giuseppe Panerai himself, with the sole purpose of showcasing the movement’s impressive long power reserve. The 47mm case is crafted from Panerai Platinumtech, a Panerai material created to maintain platinum’s deep luster that is harder and significantly more resistant to scratching than traditional platinum.
More information can be found on the Official Panerai Website.