The Panerai Radiomir PAM 183 is one of the Historic Collection Panerai timepieces. It’s larger 45mm case with wire lugs are reminiscent of original Radiomir design worn by the Royal Italian Navy divers of the 1930’s. It's classic design of overlapping plates, creating their signature sandwich dial, the large Arabic style numerals on the 12, 3, and 6 o’clock positions, and handsome crown on the right side of the watch case, make it a truly beautiful timepiece on the wrist.
Beginning in 1860, Guido Panerai & Figlio in Florence, Italy began producing high precision instruments, built for the Royal Italian Navy. In 1938, as Officine Panerai, they began producing wristwatches for the Italian Navy Commandos, with the Radiomir, and later the Luminor. It wasn’t until 1993 that they began to produce versions of the Radiomir, as well as the Luminor for sale to the public internationally.
The Panerai Radiomir Black Seal PAM 183 is a 45mm stainless steel case watch with a manual wind Panerai OP XI movement, which is based off of the ETA 6497/2 movement. The case back is an exhibition style with sapphire crystal. The black sandwich dial has perforations for the numerals at the 12, 3 and 6 o’ clock positions as well as hour markers, laid over a plate coated with Luminova.
This Panerai Radiomir PAM 183 is in very good condition. It has some slight wear marks on the case, which are shown in the photos of the watch. It comes with box, paperwork, including the CSOC certificate for the movement, as well as the purchase card from the Officine Panerai Boutique in Florence, Italy.