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Watches & Wonders 2023: A new legend from Panerai

Introducing the Panerai Radiomir Quaranta in Goldtech, a contemporary take on a classic.
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At this year’s Watches & Wonders convention, Panerai presented the contemporary Radiomir Quaranta in Goldtech.

Giovanni Panerai opened his first shop in 1860 at “Ponte alle Grazie” in Florence, serving not only as a watch shop and workshop, but also as the city’s first watchmaking school. This is where the history of Panerai begins.

For over a century, the Panerai family legacy has been intertwined with Italian military – the family was commissioned to supply high-precision instruments to the Italian Navy. It was Guido Panerais Radiomir, a radium-based substance that illuminates in the dark, that began this legacy when it was patented in 1916.

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An archival receipt shows that the Radiomir prototype was presented in 1935, and over the years, innovations have led to timepieces with distinctive characteristics, like the crown-protecting device and a new luminous substance, the Luminor.

The most versatile of Radiomir interpretations, Radiomir Quaranta, now comes in Panerai Goldtech material, matched with a white sun-brushed dial and a matt brown alligator strap. Panerai Goldtech is a gold material that includes a combination of platinum and copper giving an intense red appearance.

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