The Panerai Radiomir is the father of all Panerai watches, stemming from the very first model that Rolex manufactured for Panerai back in 1936. The name Radiomir was adapted from their brand’s luminous radium-based paint, which was developed to make dials glow in the dark.
Radiomir watches are characterized by their curved and rounded case, oversized onion-shaped or flared crown, and the absence of the crown-protecting bridge. Radiomir models have thin wire lugs, while the Radiomir 1940 modifies this design with thicker lugs made from the same block of metal as the case, and a cylindrical winding crown.
The Radiomir collection comes in 42, 45, 47 and 48mm case sizes. Styles include time-and-date, small seconds, GMT, power reserve and tourbillon functions. Explore our collection of Panerai Radiomir watches at SwissWatchExpo.com.