Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato Pam 685 Special Edition 47mm Pam00685


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As far as dive watch lore is concerned, Panerai has been there since the beginning of man’s mid-century race to the bottom of the sea, and has a number of extremely rare vintage editions provided to the Royal Italian Navy to prove it. One such example was the original Radiomir, whose unique, 12-sided bezel was proudly engraved with the proclamation of its patented (“Brevettato”) design – you know, just in case navy divers wanted to copy it, or something. Since Panerai surfaced as a commercially available brand, it has been dipping into its archives to recreate this super cool blend of military-grade ruggedness and sleek Italian design, and the Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato PAM685 fits into that larger picture beautifully.

While most watch brands are content to drop in a date aperture, increase the case size by a few millimeters, and finish things off with a generous dose of beige Super-LumiNova, Panerai is trying to preserve the exact dimensions and aged character of the original with this new Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato.
The rest of the watch mirrors other aspects of the original Radiomir, including the swarthy 47mm case diameter, Plexiglass crystal, wire lugs, time-only indication without even running seconds, and of course, an oversized onion crown – a necessity carried over from military watches of the era that had to be wound while wearing gloves. Unlike the originals, though, Panerai is including a spare crystal in the package – Plexiglass does scratch considerably more easily than sapphire – for those who prefer their watch to not accumulate the same levels of character that the vintage editions might now be found in.
While it isn’t new to these pieces, a cool detail that I personally like a lot is how the modern Radiomir is fitted with removable wire lugs to facilitate changing of the included stitched leather strap. Granted, these lugs aren’t simply welded on to the case like the original examples (which, I guess, some hardcore collectors would have preferred), but the fact that Panerai eschewed spring or screw bars in the name of strap-changing convenience and opted for full wire lugs is a testament to their dedication to the source material.
The Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato is powered by the manual-winding P.3000 calibre – a time-only movement produced in-house by Panerai, characterized by the absence of a running seconds hand, its handy quickset hour, and generous 72-hour, or 3-day, power reserve. The movement is on display through the sapphire case back, which is sealed by a matching 12-sided rear bezel, which lends a neat, 3-piece symmetry to the side profile of the watch..
If you’re keen to celebrate Panerai’s unique place in dive watch history, you can rest assured that they’re not planning on making very many of the the Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato… How many? Only 1000 in total! This is #0266/1000!

Incredible Special Edition Pam 685 with Black Dial and limited to 1000 Pieces! A Complete Special Edition Triple  Box Set with everything a Collectors Special Edition should have! Triple Boxes, All Books, Stickers, Official Panerai Registration card, etc…Everything you see in the pictures including The Special Edition Panerai Hard Cover Book!


BRAND: Panerai

MODEL: Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio Brevettato Pam 685 Limited Edition 0786/1000

MOVEMENT: Swiss Manual Wind Caliber P.3000 – 3 Days Power Reserve

CASE: Stainless Steel

CROWN: Screw Down

SIZE: 47mm

LUGS: 26mm

DIAL: Black Dial

BEZEL: Non rotating

CONDITION: Pre-owned – Excellent!

BOXES/PAPERS: Yes/Yes: Complete Triple Box Special Edition Box Set with everything you see in the pictures.


STRAP/BRACELET: – Original Panerai Tan/Brown leather strap with correct Panerai Pre-Vendome Tang buckle.


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