The Pre-Vendome logo which adorns the PANERAI PAM 380 is a reference to OFFICINE PANERAI’s influence on the military technology of the past. In keeping with first-generation Radiomir watches, the PANERAI Radiomir Black Seal Logo retains the same unique shape with its robust, polished-steel case. On this model, the small seconds counter at 9 o'clock is a practical enhancement of the historic original.
Until the late 1980’s, OFFICINE PANERAI made instruments exclusively for a military clientele. It was not until 1993, more than 130 years after its founding, that the company launched a series of limited-edition timepieces available to the public. Four years later, the then-Vendome group took over the former family-run company. Now part of today's Richemont Group, the company is determined to preserve Guido Panerai’s inheritance with a focus on precision, efficiency and innovation in their development and production of each model.
The pre-Vendome logo on the dial of selected models symbolises the fact that the Swiss brand of today still acknowledges its heritage. In terms of the PANERAI PAM 380, the logo counterbalances the Radiomir Black Seal’s otherwise uncluttered matt-black background.
The historic Radiomir models used a bright, fluorescent substance so that their watch-markers were visible in the dark, and also in deep water. This PANERAI PAM 380 uses the same distinctive marking feature on its dial display. A characteristic narrow cushion-shaped housing with removable wire-loop strap-attachments is still a feature of this 45mm diameter model. In keeping with the Radiomir diving-watch tradition, an advanced sapphire watch-glass and screwed-steel caseback guarantee water resistance down to 100 meters.
So if you are looking for an authentic, large-format timepiece, opt for the PANERAI PAM 380 with its historic logo celebrating a proud heritage. The exclusive, hand-wound mechanical OP II calibre movement, with 21,600 vibrations/hour, has a Glucydur® balance, an Incabloc® anti-shock device, and a 56-hour power reserve. All in black, this watch comes complete with a pre-fitted calfskin strap and a large stainless steel buckle.