Panerai Radiomir 10 Days GMT PAM 323

Par Florian Matrion, le 23 septembre 2010
Radiomir 10 Days GMT PAM 323
Radiomir 10 Days GMT PAM 323
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Here is on the Watch Observer a new Panerai Radomir. We feel in a comfort zone, but the brand offers us a declination that has its own character. Let's go through this PAM 323.
Exclusive! review of the Radiomir 10 Days GMT PAM 323. Manufacturer data, photos, editor's opinion and watch retail price on thewatchobserver.co.uk
L'avis de la rédaction
75/100
Note des internautes
76/100

Overview

This Panerai Radiomir 10 Days GMT takes up all the specificities of the Radiomir: the cushion casing, the crown, the matt sandwich dial and the wire loop strap attachments.

With 17.07 mm thickness and 47 mm diameter, the sizes are imposing.
But the casing, all in delicacy and curves allows an astounding comfort for a watch of such dimensions.

All these functions, to begin with, the time, are really readable, daily and nightly.
The conception of the dial and the luminova application is remarkably efficient.

The rounded sapphire, yet described as anti-reflection, shines nevertheless a lot, without however too much harming the readability of the functions.

 

All these functions, to begin with, the time, are really readable, daily and nightly. The conception of the dial and the luminova application is remarkably efficient.

 

A watch endowed with its own identity

So, just another Radiomir?

Not really! With this PAM 323, the additional functionalities give the model a real identity.

The date is discreetly integrated at 3 o'clock, balancing the small second at 9 o'clock.

Then, the power reserve is precised at 6 o'clock thanks to a circular indicator.

At last, the GMT function is ensured by a reference hour indication hand at 12 o'clock and by a discreet day/night indicator located inside the sub-counter of the little second.  

 

 

 

An “in house” movement

Since several years, the Panerai catalogue has become wealthier with “in house” movements, developed within the Richemont Group, in collaboration with Valfleurier.
It is the case with this caliber P. 2003/5 that deserves our attention.

Indeed, this 28,000 vibrations per hour automatic caliber is equipped with a balance that has an inertial adjustment screw and a bi-directional assemble.

And what distinguishes it in particular is its 10-day power reserve that perpetuates the tradition of the brand in this field.
It is gained thanks to three barrels, which third one allows indicating the remaining power reserve.

 

The caliber P. 2003/5, beating 28,000 vibrations per hour, is equipped with a balance that has an inertial adjustment screw and a bi-directional assemble.

 

Finally, the GMT function allows the setting of the local time without stopping the watch, and indicates the reference time discreetly but clearly at 12 o'clock.
It is not the most suitable for a GMT.
But it is more conformed to the Radiomir design.

At last, this little technique vanity, both practical and elegant: when hand setting, the seconds are automatically set back to zero.

The finishing is properly realized.
The visible parts of the bottom plate and the oscillating weight are brushed and chamfered.

A disappointment still: beside the framed oscillating weight and the balance, the architecture of the movement does not allow seeing other mechanical elements.

 

Conclusion

The integration of the functionalities to the Radiomir design is successful.
This Panerai PAM 323 offers the principal quality of the Radiomir collection, with on top of that, the exclusivity of an interesting manufacture movement.

 

The +:

  • the strong and smart design
  • the multitasking side of the watch
  • the home made caliber
  • the readability

 

The –:

  • the sizes that could be prohibitive for some
  • the finishing of the caliber

 

Further information:

 

For “GMT watches”, see also :

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Données constructeur

Marque
Modèle
Référence constructeur
Boîtier (matière)
Diamètre boîtier (hors couronne)
Diamètre boîtier (avec couronne)
Mouvement
Calibre
Base calibre
Fonctions
Verre
Capacité de la réserve de marche
Fond transparent
Entre-cornes
Longueur corne à corne
Hauteur boîtier
Etanchéité
Bracelet (matière)
Boucle (type)
Boucle (matière)
Poids total

L'avis de la rédaction 75/100

Confort / Agrément (/15)
détail Mouvement (/20)
Optimisation / Décoration du mouvement (/5) 0
Agrément de manipulation et de réglage (/5) 0
Contrôle du mouvement par la Manufacture / distinctions diverses (/3) 0
Capacité de la réserve de marche (/2) 0
Complications (/5) 0
détail Finitions (/20)
Finitions cadran (/6) 0
Finitions boîtier (/6) 0
Qualité du travail de déco° / gravure du fond de boîte (/2) 0
Qualité du verre (/4) 0
Finitions de la boucle (interne et externe) (/2) 0
détail Fonctionnalité (/20)
Lisibilité diurne (/5) 0
Lisibilité nocturne (/4) 0
Etanchéité (/3) 0
Facilité de réglage et de changement du bracelet (/4) 0
Sécurité / solidité de la boucle (/4) 0
détail Bonus (/10)
Série limitée (/3) 0
Montre fournie avec plusieurs bracelets (/2) 0
Qualité de la boîte et de la sur-boîte (/1) 0
Portabilité avec manches de chemise fermées (/2) 0
Présence de "goodies" (/1) 0
Intelligibilité du booklet (/1) 0
Rapport qualité / prix (/15)
Pour quelles occasions ? Quand la porter ?

Note des internautes 76/100

Confort / Agrément (/15) 14.5
Mouvement (/20) 17.5
Finitions (/20) 19.5
Fonctionnalité (/20) 19.5
Bonus (/10) 8.5
Rapport qualité / prix (/15) 13.5
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