Panerai Radiomir by Rolex
Watch & Bullion28 October 2015 | < 1
|Panerai has a fascinating and colorful history which is woven in with the history of Rolex as well as with the Royal Italian Navy.
This vintage Radiomir is in an exceptional condition considering the production date.
It is a nude Panerai Rolex Radiomir ‘type D’ from 1950 presented here with a nude dial with a sandwich construction.
Vintage Radiomir had been manufactured in several series, from A to G. The A and B series are not signed Rolex but just ‘Oyster Watch co’ while the C and D types are signed ‘Rolex SA’ on the inner side of their caseback. These 2 types also come with serial number engraved upon the reference number, while on the A/B series, it is the contrary. In the A/B/C/D types, the Rolex movements – Calibre 618 Cortébert – are signed ‘Rolex 17 rubis’ on the central bridge and ‘Fab Suisse’ on the barrel bridge. The latest E/F/G series only have ’17 rubis Fab Suisse’ on the central bridges and ‘Rolex’ is added only on the non-military editions.
This extremely rare, steel Panerai Radiomir Type D (ref. 3646) vintage watch is in fantastic condition, has perfect mechanical functionality , is guaranteed for authenticity and is available here.