By Eric Yang
on 2.6.11

In recent years the more subdued Panerai’s Radiomir has taken a backseat (for better or worse) to its more popular brother, the Luminor Marina, for which we have an unrelenting fondness. But, with a push towards ownership of elegant timepieces, Radiomirs are finally earning their fair share of the spotlight as a sophisticated, non-diving, gent’s Panerai.

Legend has it that during the 1930′s Panerai created an odd, mysterious variation of the Radiomir. Evidently, only two of the pieces survived and little is known about them due to a loss of Panerai’s archives during the mid-60′s flood of Florence. As a first-time special edition, Panerai has created the Radiomir 3 Days Platino ($42,300) and simply said, it’s heartbreakingly gorgeous. The minimalist sandwich dial is hallmarked by its minimalist brown face with bar-shaped hour markers, platinum bezel, Panerai P.3000 movement with 3-day power reserve, Plexiglas crystal, removable straps, 100 meter water-resistance, sapphire crystal exposition back, and brown alligator strap with white gold buckle. This time, though, Panerai has increased production by nearly 100 fold, to just 199 numbered units. As such, it earns a rarified price.

Buy Now: $42,300

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