Panerai has announced launch of 2 new models on SIHH2017 – Panerai Radiomir PAM685-PAM687 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato. Having in mind company’s current heading, it’s obvious that these watches are vintage and rich with history. Read on to find out more about Panerai Radiomir PAM685-PAM687 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato.

Panerai Radiomir PAM685-PAM687 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato closeup

Panerai Radiomir PAM685-PAM687 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato closeup

Background

We are all familiar with Panerai history and their early beginnings with Royal Italian Navy and their dive watches and equipment. These watches are nothing more than tribute to those historic times and you can confirm that with the 12-sided bezel with engraved “Brevettato” which stands for patented design. Since Panerai re-established itself as a commercially available brand, it has been diving into its archives to recreate this super cool blend of military-grade ruggedness and sleek Italian design, and the Panerai Radiomir Panerai Radiomir PAM685PAM687 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato watches fit into that larger picture beautifully.

Panerai Radiomir PAM685-PAM687

From the first sight, we can quickly see that these models have 12-sided bezel found on non combat authorities of the Italian Royal Navy in 1930s. 12-sided bezel is done in polished brushed steel, with smooth edges and engravings, the same as on old historic models. Panerai is trying hard to change these historic models as little as possible. That’s why they still have generous dose of beige Super-LumiNova, original size and rustic look.

Panerai Radiomir PAM685-PAM687 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato side by side

Panerai Radiomir PAM685-PAM687 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato side by side

The stainless steel case is 47mm in diameter, again, the same as models from 1930s. The dial is available in black and in shaded brown which is new colour for Panerai. Front is protected with Plexiglass crystal and accompanied with wide lugs, time only indication without running seconds. If you have the need, Panerai will supply you with spare crystal in the package, as the Plexiglass scratches much more than sapphire.

Panerai Radiomir PAM685-PAM687 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato case back

Panerai Radiomir PAM685-PAM687 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato case back

Caseback is made of sapphire and reveals P.3000, hand wounded mechanical movement, completely created in the Panerai. This caseback is very similar to the front bezel – 12-sided and engraved. One of the main characteristic of this movement is that it doesn’t have seconds hand, but it has 3-day power reserve. Despite all of this, Panerai Radiomir PAM685-PAM687 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato is only water resistant to 30 meters. Not that anyone will be diving more than that with this watch, but it’s a shame compared to some other models that are water resistant up to 300 or even 1000 meters.

Conclusion

Rest assured that Panerai is not going to make these Panerai Radiomir PAM685-PAM687 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato in large series. Hurry up if you want to put your hands on one of the models. Just make sure that you decide right away if you are going for PAM685 black dial or PAM687 brown dial. Prices of these models are still unknown, but we found out from reliable source that both models will be priced at $9,800