The new Replica Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days PAM672, a new special edition of just 99 pieces announced recently, that now boasts both a hand-engraved stainless steel case as well as a laser-engraved in-house movement.Panerai takes this dedication one step further by making the PAM672 exclusively available in the brand’s Florentine boutique.Almost all adornments on the Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days PAM672 are dedicated to Firenze (Florence): the dial, the case profile, the largest movement plate, and even the straps feature the Florentine Lily, which has been present on Florence’s coat of arms for almost a thousand years.
The case appears to have the exact same patterns as did the PAM604 we mentioned in the opening – and if this is correct, it makes us wonder where the bottleneck in the process of coming up with something new might have been.The satine soleil (satin Sun) finished sandwich dial boasts gold-filled engravings of Radiomir Panerai at 12 and the lily as well as the word “Firenze” above the 6 o’clock position. Here, the lily is a new addition over the previous version.
The 316L stainless steel Radiomir case is a hefty 47 millimeters wide and is spec’d to have 100 meters of water resistance – I’m looking at you and your measly 30 meters, Luminor Due! The engraving is performed by the same engraver all over the case and takes the master craftsman one week to complete the decoration of a single Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days PAM672.
The bridges and cocks feature a heavily decorated ring on their outer edges, while the inner segment of the movement tries to keep aesthetic balance with geometric lines and a large lily symbol in relief. Contrary to the case, the movement’s parts were engraved not by hand but by laser.
The result is an interesting contrast between the visual effects achieved by hand and by modern technology. The overall design of the movement’s decoration appears to nicely complement that of the case, with alternating brighter, brushed upper surfaces and darker, frosted recessed surfaces. It probably goes without saying that the performance of the P.3000 hand-wound movement remains unaffected: it still runs at 3 Hertz or 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour and offers 3 days of power reserve thanks to the combination of two mainspring barrels.