Modern classic: Panerai’s new Radiomir 1940
On the watch
With a diameter of 42mm, the new Radiomir 1940 models are a product of historical references, contemporary high-end watchmaking, Italian design and Swiss manufacture. As the main focus of the new Panerai collection, the timepieces not only reflect the pure aesthetic of the brand, but will also be unveiled to the public at the Watches and Wonders exhibition in Hong Kong from 30 September to 3 October 2015.
Recalling a fundamental moment in the history of Panerai, the Radiomir 1940 marks the transformation of the traditional cushion case of the first Radiomir (1936) into the Luminor 1950 case, which was also fitted with the iconic crown-protecting device to meet the needs of the Italian Navy. In addition to being water-resistant, exceptionally robust and mechanically steadfast, the watch's dial maintains its readability even under poor lighting conditions in the dark and deep ocean, such characteristics that have contributed in making the Panerai watch the first military diver's watch in history.
Offered in steel or red gold, the new Radiomir 1940 is fitted with the calibre P.1000, a solid new hand-wound movement with a large brush-finished bridge and a power reserve of three days—a requirement which has been part of the brand's identity since the 1940s. The steel model features a light green alligator strap (perfect for Buro readers), while the red gold is complemented with a black alligator strap.
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