Prepare to be transported back to the ’60s with Panerai‘s latest creation, a reiteration of the Radiomir Guido Panerai & Figlio reference, paying homage to the iconic Ref. 3646. This one-of-a-kind timepiece is set to make its grand entrance at the Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII, in partnership with the esteemed Phillips auction house.
From its construction to its aesthetic, every facet of this time-teller is a nod to Panerai’s rich history and heritage. It faithfully incorporates many beloved features, including the 47mm sandwich dial, robust welded lugs, the unmistakable Marina Militare logo, and the cherished Officine Panerai inscription. To complete the classic look, the watch is accompanied by a vintage oiled calf leather strap in a warm brown hue, with gold-tone topstitching that echoes the color scheme of the dial’s indices and handset.
Now, let’s dive into the heart of this masterpiece. Nestled within lies the Angelus SF240 caliber, a rare and historical movement retrieved from the Maison’s archives. Boasting an impressive 8-day power reserve, this timepiece is not just about looks; it’s a true performer, capable of plunging up to 50 meters underwater.
Panerai’s CEO, Jean-Marc Pontroué, sums it up beautifully: “This exclusive timepiece embodies a significant chapter of our storied heritage, breathing life into our past through the legendary Angelus caliber and celebrating our rich history. This initiative with Phillips, and its support to the UNESCO cause, reflects our commitment to continuously push boundaries. We are thrilled to see our history and technicity celebrated and embraced.”