Panerai has released 2 new special edition watch models for 2013. There is the PAM521 Patino (Platinum) and PAM522 Oro Rosso (Rose Gold). They are both 47mm limited to only 100 pieces. These Radiomirs look a bit different then the usual ones you have come accustom to. These Radiomirs are a throw back to the 1930’s carrying over such nuances such as a 12 sided bezel and plexi glass crystal to name a few. The crown on these models are also different from the normal Radiomirs on the market today. You will also notice a nice contrast on the watch with the bezel being brushed and the case being polished. The Platino will set you back around $76,000 but if you want a more economical answer you could always go with the Rose Gold version for only $53,000
Panerai PAM521 Patino
MOVEMENT – Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXVII calibre, base Minerva 16-17, 16¾ lignes, 18 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 18,000 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® antishock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 55 hours.
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, small seconds.
CASE – Diameter 47 mm, polished platinum. Screw-down winding crown personalized OP.
DIAL – Brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds at 9 o’clock.
CRYSTAL Plexiglas®, 2.1 mm thick.