At the beginning of its establishment, Panerai fake produced chronometer instruments for the Royal Italian Navy. Its glorious and long history is inseparable from marine and underwater exploration, so it is natural to have a special liking for ships with historical value. One of them is the old sailing ship Eilean, which was designed and built by the famous shipbuilder William Fife III and restored by Panerai to restore its former glory.
The sailboat Eilean came out in 1936, slightly before the birth of the first prototype of Panerai’s most prestigious Radiomir series, and the first timepiece in the history of the Florentine watchmaker.
The Radiomir Eilean Sailing Experience Edition (PAM01244) is designed to pay tribute to two maritime legends – Panerai and the Eilean sailing ship, and is limited to only 50 pieces. The watch owner will also be invited to embark on a trip to the Mediterranean, paying tribute to the two major brands of Panerai’s pure Italian design aesthetics and marine origin.
The Radiomir Eilean Experience Edition (PAM01244) follows Panerai’s iconic aesthetic style and craftsmanship, while adding design elements inspired (or directly taken) from the Eilean. The case is 45 mm in diameter and is made of oxidized and aged stainless steel and bronze. .
The bronze on the bezel, crown and case back is from metal remnants collected and reused during the repair of the sailing ship Eilean. Over time, different storage environments and conditions will give these details a unique patina; in this way, each watch will take on a new and unique look, continuing the Eilean’s enduring spirit.
The sapphire crystal retains the unique surface of the oxidized aged bronze and incorporates a modern touch, with “Eilean 1936” engraved on the case back.
The watch uses a blue dial inspired by the sailing ship Eilean, with Panerai’s iconic sandwich dial structure; the dial texture is like the teak deck of a sailboat. The side of the case is engraved with the dragon emblem that is also painted on the hull of the Eilean sailing ship, and the leather strap is lockstitched, imitating the style of a nautical knot. The Eilean logo is also printed on the strap at 6 o’clock. RICHARD MILLE RM 07-01
Panerai’s historic design style is reflected in subtle details, such as the two-stage hour hand, which is in the same vein as the original Radiomir watch. Although the dial is coated with Super-LumiNova™ luminous coating instead of the original Radiomir luminous material patented by Panerai, the numerals and hour markers are still beige and displayed with green luminous light, faithfully reproducing Radiomir a century ago. The classic look of the series.
Owners who purchase the Radiomir Eilean Sailing Experience Edition (PAM01244) will be invited by the brand to board the sailing ship and sail along the Amalfi Coast with blue sea and blue sky to experience the extraordinary charm of this ancient sailing ship. Take the Eilean sailboat across the Mediterranean, experience the local cuisine and culture, and enjoy the pure Italian sailing life together. 11.2430.679/21.C801
This voyage is the first experience event launched by Panerai this year, and there will be more exciting experience events coming soon, so stay tuned. In 2022, Panerai will continue to highlight the spark between the watch and its source of inspiration.
Like its predecessors, the new Radiomir Eilean Sailing Experience Edition (PAM01244) is equipped with a hand-wound movement. The P.6000 movement, independently designed and developed by the Panerai Neuchâtel Manufacture, is water-resistant to 10 bar (about 100 meters deep) and has a 3-day power reserve.
Panerai Radiomir series
Eilean Sailing Experience Edition
Movement: P.6000 hand-wound movement, diameter 15½ lignes, thickness 4.5 mm,
110 parts, 19 stone, 21,600 vibrations per hour, Incabloc® shockproof
Device, single barrel.
Function: hours and minutes display.
Power reserve: 3 days.
Case: stainless steel case with aged oxidation effect, diameter 45 mm; bronze bezel with
Brown crown; engraved bronze upper case back protected by sapphire crystal.
Dial: blue vertical satin dial, Arabic numerals and hour markers are coated with night
Strap: Dark brown calf leather with tone-on-tone stitching, 24/22 mm gauge
inch, pin buckle; trapezoidal stainless steel buckle with anodized distressed effect.
Water resistance: 10 bar (about 100 meters).