Panerai PAM378 Radiomir Oro Rosa 42mm
The 42mm Radiomir line up may be somewhat overlooked by many Panerai enthusiasts. The reason being the size of these watches. Many Paneristi simply prefer 44mm or larger cases. To be honest, so do I. But the beauty of these new Radiomirs cannot be denied. They make perfect classy dress watches that will fit nicely under your sleeve. That's not the case with many of the larger Panerai models. The 378 comes with a very nice black crocodile strap and a small pink gold thumbnail buckle.
The PAM378 comes with a black crocodile strap
There are now four 42 Radiomirs in the Historic collection, three of which are shown in the below photo. The PAM337 has a stainless steel case, the PAM338 has a titanium case, and both the PAM336 and the 2011 PAM378 have a pink gold case and gold hands.
The three black dialed 42mm Radiomirs - the PAM338, PAM337 and PAM378
The below photo shows the SIHH 2010 PAM336, which is the same as the new PAM378 with the exception of its brown dial.
The PAM336 (introduced in 2010) has a brown dial
The 42mm Radiomirs in the Historic collection all have the hand-wound mechanical Panerai Calibre P.999. This in-house movement has a power reserve of 60 hours and it is completely manufactured by Panerai. The P.999 was introduced in 2010. Panerai are clearly moving away from third party movements all together. The 2011 line up has only three watches with modified third party movements out of 15 new watches! This is an amazing achievement as Panerai has managed to move into this new direction in a relatively short timeframe. My guess is that there will be no new watches with third party movements at all in 2012.
Case back with a view of the P.999 movement
The PAM378 has a crystal case back which allows the P.999 movement to be admired in all its beauty. Definitively something that should not be hidden under a closed case back, especially with such a classy watch as this pink gold Radiomir. The screw-in crown has the OP logo on it (picture below).
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