Ref #: WGZMS01679
Radiomir "California" Steel (PAM00424)
The Panerai Radiomir "California" watch (ref. PAM00424) features the P.3000 caliber mechanical manual winding movement with an approximate three-day power reserve when fully wound; black dial with alternating hour markers, Arabic numerals & Roman numerals; date aperture at 3 o'clock; sapphire-crystal, transparent case back; and 47mm, stainless steel case on a brown leather strap with an oversized, stainless steel ardillon buckle.
The Origin of Panerai's 'California' Dial
Many of the characteristics of this Radiomir watch are directly descended from the prototype created by Panerai in 1936 to equip the commandos of the Royal Italian Navy: the cushion case in steel with a diameter of 47mm, the slender wire strap attachments, the conical crown and the simple dial reduced to essentials to increase legibility to the maximum even in conditions of very poor light. The Radiomir California 3 Days has the dial which was almost certainly the first one fitted to the Radiomir case, very original with its alternation of markers, Arabic figures and Roman numerals.