Officine Panerai began making wristwatches in the 1930s and the Radiomir Black Seal takes its stylistic form from the 1938 watch that was created for the Royal Italian Navy. Notable for their robustness and reliability, the Radiomir models were made available to watch enthusiasts in the 1990s and have reached cult status.
The Black Seal is a 45 mm ‘time only’ watch with hours, minutes and small seconds at 9 o’clock. Made from a steel alloy of the highest quality, the dial has an unusual 3-dimensional appearance which is achieved by the superimposition of two separate discs: the upper one is black with perforated numerals and hour markers and the lower one is coated with Super Luminova® making the dial visible in the dark.
RADIOMIR BLACK SEAL®
Stainless steel watch equipped with a hand-wound Panerai OP X1 Calibre movement (COSC). Black dial with Arabic numerals, baton hour markers and luminous baton hands, sapphire crystal front and back, 56-hour power reserve, leather strap with hypo-allergenic lining, personalized screw-down crown and buckle, water-resistant to 100 metres. Limited Edition of 1,500 pieces for 2004.
Europa Star Magazine June -July 2004 issue