The world of fans Panerai is compact when it expresses the adoration of the brand, often less when it’s in front of whom choose to buy the collection. To stay within the Florentine I could say that there is a bit of heated confrontation – just a tip remained comparison between Guelfi and Ghibellini … It ‘s the same thing between Luminor (isti) and Radiomir (insti). The last expresses the brand’s DNA dry, the clock counting military and lethal as a firearm, however the Luminor is another thing with a touch of trend dictated by the most famous single patent tightening of the crown.
Panerai Radiomir PAM 338
Finite personal considerations, today I propose to come along with me to examine in depth the Radiomir PAM 338.
The design has remained as such to that of the historical model: cushion case, sandwich dial, small seconds at 9 o’clock, crown glass and wire loop. Case PAM 338 measures 42 x 11.62 mm which measures are “slim” compared to the usual 45 or even 47 mm of the Radiomir PAM 349, the limited edition replica of the first aircraft in 1936. The hands and handles thread continue to represent the soul of this classic timepiece.
The titanium of the case results in an extreme comfort to its 70 g weight: should be the Panerai replica lighter absolute. Although its gentle curves do not you would say, of course, it is water resistant to 100 meters, features that you can also test by replacing the fly, the leather strap with the supplied rubber.
Looking at it from half a meter away his finish left the scene by highlighting the basic criteria of a military watch, which every Panerai never fails to follow: the sandwich dial is matt black, indexes, Arabic numerals and hands are clearly visible from afar even in the absence of light due to the contrast between the hands and the dial and the coating Luminova.
Panerai Gauges series P.999
The mechanical movement that mounts is the new Calibre P. 999/1 – manufacturing – of 12 lines (27.4 mm) for only 3 mm thick. This last feature – which would never think to find in a watch like that – is due to the fact that the movement has been developed based on Calibre 838P mounted by Piaget, company of the group, where the clocks are ultra quotidianetà.
Unlike other gauges of this brand oscillates at 21,600 alternations / hour, has a system of protection against impact and is individually numbered.
The price of the PAM 338 is 5,400 €
particularly the Calibre P.999 / 1
In conclusion, I find it a clock that you can put on all occasions, to the split personality expressed by titanium, sport but also with the sober aesthetic finishes that Panerai has reserved; also its dimensions of 42 mm make it more human for the most wrists in circulation. The price definitely okay, especially when compared to the Radiomir PAM 346 8 DAYS – always titanium – which costs almost twice (9400 Eur) with the addition of the long power reserve and date function that results in a lens mammoth on the crystal not just beautiful to see in the context of this model. Instead From Calibre P. 338 999/1 WFP could we expect a little more in terms of finishes.