“IN THE 1930S, THE  MEN IN THE ITALIAN ROYAL NAVY’S GAMMA GROUP, carried out their manoeuvres astride human torpedoes,  also known as “pigs” or indeed, “black seals”. It is in fact the 1940s style of Officine Panerai’s Radiomir that is enhanced in the Radiomir Black Seal – 45 mm model, brought up to date by the use of  sporty steel. The Officine Panerai Radiomir, with fine lugs connecting the cushion case to the leather strap, has been renewed and is presented in a new, 45-mm diameter version. An elegant and contemporary design give a classic feel to a model with advanced technical characteristics. The case of the Officine Panerai Radiomir Black Seal – 45 mm guarantees water-resistance to a depth of 100 metres and is made of AISI 316L steel, a code that indicates a steel alloy making the watch resistant to both shock and the elements. The dial has the typical set-up with hour markers alternating with Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 12 o’clock, with small seconds at 9 o’clock. The in-depth updating of the past has led to the re-discovery of a curious dial set-up, which consists of an Officine Panerai effect achieved by superimposing two different plates: a black upper plate with perforated numerals and hour markers and a lower plate with a thin coat of Super-LumiNova®, ensuring that the dial is visible even in the dark.”

That’s just what you get when you go onto the Officine Panerai site…

We love it cuz it’s fucking gorgeous, timeless and imposing without having to look like you have a dick complex.

Now, now Go and get yourself a true gent’s watch.


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