The Swiss-made 44mm Panerai Radiomir Chrono PAM 163 repilca watch is a very unique special edition made for the F series (2003-2004 production year) in only 230 pieces.
There are many details about this Radiomir chronograph copy watch which make it a very unique and interesting novelty in the Panerai catalog.
In 2003, leading up to the release of the Panerai PAM 163, Panerai still had not released their in-house movements nor did they have their own manufacture, so it was not out of the ordinary for Panerai to feature rare and esoteric new old stock movements in their novelty special edition watches. Panerai reserved their Radiomir series watches to showcase discontinued and limited production movements.
This Panerai PAM 163 Radiomir Chrono copy watch is powered by the extremely rare Valjoux manual winding column wheel chronograph movement with date indication, Valjoux 234 Caliber.
Because of the rarity and difficulty in these movement, the Radiomir Special Edition watches were released as ‘Novelty Watches’ in very low production numbers and as such, were typically met with great demand and eager anticipation.
So it came as a huge surprise when Panerai replica released the PAM 163 which featured a stainless steel Radiomir case and on top of that, a new Radiomir case size in 44mm. The one thing that remained constant in this Radiomir Novelty was the esoteric movement Panerai chose to power this special edition Panerai replica watch. Panerai chose the Valjoux 234 Calibre manual winding chronograph to power the PAM 163.
One of the most interesting anomalies of this watch is the very peculiar set of chronograph pushers. The Chronograph pusher at 2:00 is recessed into the case and has a collar which screws down into the recessed hole in the case preventing this pusher from being depressed.
It’s not quick-set like the modern quick-set watches that we are all familiar with, rather the quick set date adjustment is engaged by advancing the hour hands past 12:00 twice so that date advances, going to just past 2:00 and then rewinding the hour hand to just before 10. If you continue to toggle the hour hand between (al little before) 10 and (just a bit past) 2, each time you past 12:00 the date will advance without having to go all the way around the dial twice.
Top quality fake Panerai Radiomir Chrono Limited Edition (PAM00163) manual-wind watch, features a 44mm stainless steel case surrounding a black dial on a burgundy alligator strap with a stainless steel deployment buckle.