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MILITARY ORIGINS SUMMARISED IN PIGMENT

Matt green, in its most solid and most characteristic visual form, makes a striking appearance on the dial of four iconic classic Radiomir.

A mandatory matt look, discreet and intentionally elusive in its design. Rigorously monochrome, because it is specifically designed to merge into the surrounding background, whatever it is, blending with its shades. It is therefore strategic. Tendencies of the dark green in its most powerful and material expression, historically strategic and immediately recognized. To the extent of throwing off the most general definition of its color and assuming the very specific definition of military green. Panerai has chosen this identifying color for the dial of the four new Radiomir watches, reinforcing their strong historic identity.

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Four interpretations, unequivocally individual in their functions, dimensions and the materials of which they are made, but conceptually connected by a common visual code of recognition as well as by the aesthetic language of the Radiomir case, with its characteristic cushion shape and integrated lugs, solidly constructed and representative of the “evolved” Radiomir of the 1940s. This was the period when Panerai came into prominence as the sole supplier of wristwatches to the Royal Italian Navy; timepieces which were specially developed with the essential functions required of the precision instruments designed to be used by its commandos. This latent military background is now declined in a civilian context, with three models with cases 45 mm in diameter, made of AISI 316L steel, and one model with a black sandblasted ceramic case 48 mm in diameter. In these watches, the dense, nonreflective green color becomes an element that expresses both a connection and a unique quality, as do the sapphire glass with its marked convexity, the beige shade of the luminescence and the Italian tanned natural leather strap. A historic heritage which has been perfectly capitalized and expressed.