Panerai Radiomir watch crossed the history for the heroism characterising the value men who wore the Panerai at the beginning of the ’40.PVD watches are made with stainless steel cases to which a black coating (PVD) is applied. I read in an interview that Panerai themselves feel that especially the early PVD cases turned out to be too fragile. The cases scratch easily and once that happens, there’s not much you can do about it. Ceramic however, is about five times harder than stainless steel and as a result much less prone to scratches.Related Replica Panerai Radiomir Black Seal Ceramic Watch.
The new Ceramic watches are Panerai’s solution for a much more reliable product. But the production process of ceramic watches is much more complicated and time consuming – mainly because the material is so hard. The cases are not molded, but made by machining.
Although the watch is not a Special Edition, the 2008 run does no longer have the little submarine – often referred to as the “pig” – on the dial. This seems to make the 2007 (J) series an instant collectible. The J-series is limited to 1,000 pieces and another 1,500 pieces will be made for the K-series (2008). Sadly I’ve seen several 292’s being offered for prices that are a few thousand above the list price already.
Functions : Hours, minutes, seconds
Case : Ceramic,
45 mm in diameter,
removable wire loop strap attachments in steel with special hard black coating,
winding crown in ceramic personalised OP
Back : Screw steel with special hard black coating
Dial : Black,
with luminous Arabic numerals,
seconds at 9 o’clock,
Torpedo reproduced at 6 o’clock
Crystal : Anti-reflective sapphire,
2.2 mm thick
Water-resistance : To 100 metres
Strap : Black leather and steel buckle with special hard black coating