Wednesday, June 6, 2012

PAM439 Radiomir 42mm Oro Rosso

The new Radiomir 42mm Oro Rosso is the latest of three 42mm gold Radiomirs in the historic collection. This new model is quite similar to the PAM378 that I posted about before.


PAM439 Radiomir 42mm Oro Rosso

For us collectors, the difference is in the detail of course. But I must admit, that I had problems telling the different models apart when I photographed the 378 in 2011 - and I still do. The 378 and 336 (introduced in 2011) are also 42mm Radiomirs with a gold case and a small seconds dial at the nine o'clock position. The378 has a black dial, the 336 has a brown dial, and so does the new PAM439. The PAM439 has beige Luminova as opposed to the green version used for the other two models.


Brown alligator strap and a red gold thumbnail buckle

The PAM439 has a semi glossy brown alligator strap and a relatively small thumbnail buckle (18ct pink gold). A perfect match for this classy Radiomir.


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The 439 has the P.999 Officine Panerai in-house movement that can be seen through its crystal case back. The mechanical hand-wound movement has a power reserve of 60 hours. The depth rating is 100 meters.


The P.999 movement seen through the crystal case back

The dial looks more black than brown in the below pictures - but it really is brown. I still haven't learned to properly capture brown dials with flash photography...



And one last picture of the sandwich dial. There are a few more photos in my post about this watch on paneristi.com, in case you're interested.


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All photos © 2012 M.Wilmsen - don't use without permission.

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