We’ve already touched upon a couple of the new Radiomirs that Panerai has revealed for 2023, the Cheap Panerai Annual Calendar PAM01363 and PAM0432 Replica. However, we’ve yet to talk about our personal favourite, the Panerai Radiomir California PAM01349.
The watch continues Panerai’s trend of downsizing some of their classic design elements. This is the first time they’ve produced a California style dial at 45mm, having only done so at 47mm previously. Panerai Replica Watches “California dial” is one where the numerals of the hour track are given in a combination of Roman and Arabic numerals split along a horizontal axis. For clarity, the 3, 6, and 9 indexes are typically dashes.
California dials were first popularised by Rolex and Panerai during World War Two, created in order to prevent coordination errors between military elements. The idea being that it’s easy to read on the go because it can be read from any angle as the display itself provides orientation.
For the Best Replica Panerai Radiomir California PAM01349 Watches, they’ve paired the display with a deep olive green base and an eSteel cushion case with their new Brunito finishing. The finish gives it a distressed aesthetic like a well-worn vintage timepiece with dark weathering and faux scratches. It suits the PAM01349 incredibly well as it all comes together to create the aesthetic of a genuine heritage military timepiece.
Housed inside is the Panerai Replica Review P.5000 calibre with astonishing 8-day power reserve. It’s the same one as used in the Otto Giorni and we see that ultimately, the California and the Otto Giorni (which we’ll be covering in more detail soon) are the same watch with different dials. Honestly, that’s no bad thing as they’re great watches and each version offer something different.
This new Panerai wristwatch is decidedly trying to look old, and for some timepiece enthusiasts, that is a very good thing. “Aged” new watches are an interesting modern phenomenon in an industry that is obsessed with vintage. In the past, Panerai has played with watch dials that evoke the look of their vintage watches, but with the Panerai PAM01349 Replica Watches.
Some brands take the cheap route of simply printing dials with “aged colors,” but better artisanship is at play with those products that are built to be new, but they are given an “aging process” to simulate the wear and tear that can occur over time. In the fashion world, I believe this really started with faux vintage jeans and t-shirts, and these Cheap Panerai Replica have similar analogs in the wristwatch space.
The 45mm-wide Radiomir California is made of steel that is given a slight PVD coating layer and is water resistant to 100 meters. That layer is then gently brushed by hand, giving the case the particular look you can see in the images. According to Best Replica Panerai Watches, each watch will look a bit different as a result, and fans of vintage-style watches will certainly enjoy the overall look.
Panerai says it uses eSteel, which is a recycled form of steel for the Radiomir California case; its also the case that most high-quality steel alloys are technically recycled.The good news is that Panerai Replica Review forgoes the vintage-style acrylic crystal for a sapphire crystal that has the shape of an older-style acrylic one.
For the Swiss Panerai Replica Watches California dial, Panerai offers something very beautiful. The background is a green color that melds nicely with the gold and cream tones on the dial, as well as the blued steel hands. The simple symmetry of the hours- and minutes-only dial is truly attractive, both in legibility and hue.
Perfect Panerai Replica Watches California-style dials are typified by the use of Roman numeral hour markers on the top hemisphere of the dial and Arabic numeral hour markers on the bottom hemisphere of the dial. Attached to the case is a vintage-style brown “Ponte Vecchio” calf-leather strap with a matching Brunito steel buckle.