Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Platino (PAM 373)
Although most timepieces from the major Italian watch brand tend to be rather all-alike-style, the new Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Platino (PAM 373) manual-wind watch stands out from the crowd with its rather unusual dial layout.
As you can see on the photos, the new watch comes with its usual sandwich-style dial, but has the signature Arabic numerals replaced with baton-shaped hour markers: three singles at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, and a doubled one at 12 o’clock.
As usual, the bars are neither printed, nor applied: they are cut through the top layer of the dial in order to make visible the second layer, which is covered with generous amounts of Superluminova substance.
What is the most interesting about this layout is that it mimics a design study that has never been actually produced as a production model: only one watch was ever made (there was a second version that also featured a subsidiary seconds sub-dial and it also never make it the production line.)
Very nice. Also, very fresh and unusual.
Like the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days (PAM 372) model that was, too, revealed at SIHH 2011 even, the new watch is powered by the Calibre P.3000 hand-wound movement, which is made solely in-house, equipped with a pair of spring barrels and can run for as long as 72 hours after fully wound.
As the name implies, the watch is delivered in a huge cushion-shaped platinum case 47 mm wide.
Photos: Officine Panerai
Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Platino (PAM 373) hand-wound watch specification
Movement: Manual, Calibre P.3000, in-house, 160 parts, two spring barrels, 21 jewels, 21,600 vph, 37.22 mm in diameter, 5.30 mm thick, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: 72 hours
Case material: Platinum
Bezel material: Platinum
Case shape: Cushion
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 47.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Personalized alligator strap and large-size white gold buckle
Crystal: Plexiglas, 2.80 mm thick
Case back: Sapphire
Tags: 100 m, 3 Days, 47 mm, Calibre P.3000, manual, Officine Panerai, PAM 373, Panerai, Platino, platinum, Radiomir, SIHH 2011