Monday, January 30, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
Officine Panerai Radiomir 8 Giorni Brevettato

So-Called “Egyptian Commando”, Made in 1956 for the Egyptian Navy. Very rare, water-resistant, 8-day power reserve, aluminum military diver’s wristwatch with original water-repellent leather strap and a stainless steel Panerai buckle. Three-body case, brushed, revolving and graduated bezel, concave lugs, case back with 6 screws. Black dial with radium-coated Arabic numerals and indexes, subsidiary seconds dial at 9. Radium-coated "bâton" hands. Movement: Caliber Angelus 10.48, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance-spring. Diameter 60 mm. Thickness 19 mm.

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