|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||47mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||- - mm|
|Price:||Price on request|
The Radiomir 3646 was the first presented to the Italian naval forces around 1938 and they are among the first divers watches ever made. Only a few pieces remain as many have been destroyed or lost during the war and this timepiece is in incredible condition being almost 80 years old.
In the entire course of history, Rolex never made any watches for any brand in the world, with one exception, and this was for an Italian manufacture named Panerai. The vintage Panerai watches were never made available to the public, because Panerai made them at the time exclusively for the Royal Italian Navy. The very first Panerai production models, which were made between 1936 and 1938 featured the Art-Decom masterpiece "California" Dial.
Unique Paneira 3646 Radiomir from the Italian Navy dated circa 1938. Beautiful California dial with both Arabic and Roman numerals. The radium is perfect. The hands have blue color with exceptional radium and “Sword” design. The crown is over sized with an onion shape design and engraved “Brevet and the Swiss flag”. The case is in stainless steel with 47mm size. The back case is screwed. Inside the back case comes the following information:
Oyster Watch Co – Geneva Swiss - Great Britain Patent – 260554/1995 – 874788 – 274789 – Swiss Patents – 114948 120848 – 120851 – 122110 – USA Patent 1661232 – DPR 471002 – 1009551 – 3646. It is manual winding Rolex movement with caliber 618. The watch comes with a brown leather band and a stainless steel buckle with the logo Panerai and the name. The lugs width is 26mm.
The company was founded in 1860, in Florence by the Guido Panerai & Figlio family. The company supplied the Royal Italian Navy and its commandos. Its reputation is based on instruments of high precision and technological sophistication. It is a name synonymous for quality and reliability. In the 1930’s, Guiseppe and Maria and their children opened a dealership called “Orologeria Svizzera”. “Officine Panerai” developed the first wristwatch prototype in 1936. The production of watches started with the Radiomir in 1938, which was used by the commandos of the Italian Navy. Then came the Luminor also used by the Italian Navy. In 1993, Panerai offered both models on the international market. In 2005, the compay introduced the P.2002 caliber featuring three mainspring barrels. Panerai became highly collectible especially the models used by the navy as older models were only limited edition of maximum 300 pieces. Since 1997, Panerai is owned by the “Richemont Group”.
Manual winding Rolex movement with caliber 618 with 17 jewels, 18,000 A/h with 41 hours of power reserve.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 47mm
Length including lugs: - - mm