Timekeepers Club / July 15, 2021

Panerai Radiomir "Eilean" PAM01243 - 45 mm

Eilean, designed by preeminent boat builder William Fife III of Scotland’s Fife boatyard, sailed the seas of Europe and the Caribbean for decades before falling into disrepair in the early 21st century. Panerai acquired the yacht in 2006 to fully restore its splendor.

The Radiomir Eilean couples the hallmark features of the historic Radiomir collection and the aesthetic lineage of Eilean. Its 45mm case, with proportions and features that have endured since the time of the first Radiomir, is composed of patina steel with a matte finish that reflects light with a softer, warmer luster than highly polished metal. Within the case, vintage-style golden finish hands mark the time on a signature sandwich dial featuring numerals and indices in beige SuperLumiNova® with a green glow, features that remain faithful to the appearance of early models.

Details that reveal the special nautical inheritance of the Radiomir Eilean are apparent from every vantage. The surface of the dial features striations and a variegated brown finish that evokes the teak deck of the yacht, while the caseback and strap bear an inscription that reads “Eilean 1936” and is identical to one located on the ship’s boom. Likewise, the dragon emblem that decorates the boat’s hull was reproduced in an engraving on the left-hand side of the case. Made from leather produced in Tuscany, the Italian region where Panerai was born, the watch strap features painstaking stitching inspired by lacing found on the sails of Eilean. Only able to be applied by hand, the technique produces a strap that will withstand the rigors of hard conditions while maintaining its integrity and beauty. The totality of elements celebrates the majesty of materials and techniques that only improve with the passage of time and the accumulation of history.

Faithful to the heritage of the Radiomir inside and out, the Radiomir Eilean features a hand-wound movement like its forebears and its case is water resistant up to 10 bar (about 100 meters), while its calibre has a three-day power reserve and is designed and developed at the Panerai manufacture in Neuchatel.

Available in only 449 pieces per year, which reminds of the sail number of Eilean, the Radiomir Eilean will debut in July 2021 to coincide with the arrival of its namesake yacht in Portofino as part of a celebration of Italianità, a concept that describes the highest expression of distinctly Italian culture, style and identity. The Radiomir Eilean is a brilliant representation of Italianità in the watchmaking sphere.

Technical specifications

Panerai Radiomir Eilean 3 Days 45mm 

Reference: PAM01243

Limited to 449 pieces per year


  • Material: Patina steel
  • Diameter: 45 mm
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal
  • Patina steel bezel and engraved Patina steel caseback.
  • Polished steel crown, screw-down winding personalized OP.
  • Water-resistant to 100 meters

Dial and hands

  • Brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers


  • Hand-wound mechanical, P.6000 calibre
  • Diameter: 15 ½ lignes
  • Thickness: 4.5mm
  • Number of jewels: 19 
  • Frequency: 21,600 vph
  • Number of parts: 110 components
  • Incabloc® anti-shock device. One barrel. 
  • Power reserve of 72 hours 


  • Hours and minutes

Strap and buckle

  • Cuoio Toscano calf leather dark brown with lateral stitching and “Eilean” logo embossed, STD, 27/22, BA. Trapezoidal Patina steel buckle

MSRP: EUR 7'900

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