PAM 00399 : RADIOMIR 1940 – 47MM (Special Edition)

Jan 16, 2012,05:08 AM

RADIOMIR 1940 - 47 MM  Special Edition
RADIOMIR 1940 ORO ROSSO - 47 MM  Special Edition

A new chapter in the history of the most famous watch designed for underwater military operations lives again in the new Radiomir 1940, two new Special Edition watches which are presented for the first time in a special Panerai case of vintage inspiration.

Unlike the prototype and the examples which went into production at the end of the 1930s, some historic Radiomirs made in the 1940s had a distinctive case in which the strap attachments were not made of steel wires welded to the case but were formed out of the same block of steel as the case itself, thus resulting in stronger, more solid lugs. The new Radiomir 1940 watches are offered in this special case in the classic size of 47mm in diameter, and they incorporate other elements inspired by the historic examples: the Plexiglas®  crystal protecting the dial, the round, cambered bezel, the cylindrical crown and the screw back.

The two versions are distinguished by the different materials of the case, each combined with a different dial colour: the Radiomir 1940 (PAM00399) is made of stainless steel (AISI316L) with a polished finish and has a black dial, while the Radiomir 1940 Oro Rosso (PAM00398) with the brown dial is in red gold. The red gold used by Officine Panerai is 5NPt, a special alloy with an unusually high percentage of copper (24.1%), which gives great depth to the colour, together with a quantity of platinum of 0.4%, which helps to prevent any oxidation of the metal.

The simple dial reduced to essentials is of sandwich construction, formed of two thin metal plates between which there is a layer of Super-LumiNova®. The upper plate is perforated with apertures corresponding to the numbers and the markers, give the dial great legibility and intensity. The same luminous material is also used on the hour and minute hands and the small seconds hand, positioned in a small dial at 9 o’clock as in the first examples. Completing the design of the dial are the engraving of the logo, executed in period lettering, while the case number and the reference are engraved between the strap attachments.

The sapphire crystal in the centre of the caseback enables the OPXVII hand-wound mechanical movement on a Minerva base to be admired: it is a movement of the highest quality, superbly refinished, with a diameter of 16¾ lignes, 18 jewels, variable inertia balance with swan-neck micrometric regulator, Kif Parechoc® anti-shock device and a power reserve of 55 hours. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal in the centre of the back.

Both the Radiomir 1940 models are produced in limited editions of 100 units each. Officine Panerai has created 50 sets which consist of the two watches in an exclusive box containing the two models with the same millesime numbering (from 1 to 50).

Unique edition of 100 units

Movement: Hand-wound mechanical,exclusive Panerai OP XXVII calibre, base Minerva 16-17, 16¾ lignes, 18 jewels, Glucydur®  balance, 18,000 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 55 hours.

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds. Case: Diameter 47 mm, polished steel. Screwdown winding crown personalized OP.

Bezel: Polished steel.

Back: See-through sapphire crystal.

Dial: Black, with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds at 9 o’clock. Crystal: Plexiglas®, 3 mm thick.

Water-resistance: 3 bar (~30 metres).

Strap: PANERAI personalised leather strap and large-size polished steel buckle.

Reference: PAM00399

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 By: Kong : January 16th, 2012-03:19
The authenticity of a Panerai watch is expressed in its loyalty to the history of the brand and in the innovative research that ensures its technological excellence. The SIHH 2012 collection reinterprets the Luminor and the Radiomir with the most original...  


 By: Kong : January 16th, 2012-03:49
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Pretty cool...remains me of the 359 [nt]

 By: psirbono : January 17th, 2012-14:32
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If one forgets it's a Panerai....bla, bla..DNA..bla,bla

 By: sergio : January 19th, 2012-08:02
this is an incredibly HANDSOME watch.


 By: Kong : January 16th, 2012-04:08
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 By: Kong : January 16th, 2012-04:25
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PAM 00395 : RADIOMIR 8 DAYS GMT ORO ROSSO (Special Edition) – 45MM

 By: Kong : January 16th, 2012-04:39
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I love the skeletonization of the P.2002 movement! I hope we see more of this

 By: AnthonyTsai : January 16th, 2012-10:51
in future models, especially with the P.9000 watches! Now the P.2000 movement is realllllly sexy now you can see more of it. Is this PAM395 the start of skeletonization for Panerai? I really hope it is! Cheers, Anthony...  

It's definitely nice...

 By: dxboon : January 17th, 2012-12:48
...but even if they choose to go with the larger plates for their P.9000 models in steel, I would be okay with that. Panerais have a legitimate tool watch history, and the more robust movement designs are not inappropriate -- as long as the price points d... 


 By: Jester : January 18th, 2012-03:00
that this is exceptional. I certainly hope to see more on the future models. Would be curious to see if there's any price premium being placed on the skeletonizing of the movement. I guess a comparison between the current list of 289 and 395, once availab... 

PAM 00399 : RADIOMIR 1940 – 47MM (Special Edition)

 By: Kong : January 16th, 2012-05:08
RADIOMIR 1940 - 47 MM Special Edition RADIOMIR 1940 ORO ROSSO - 47 MM Special Edition A new chapter in the history of the most famous watch designed for underwater military operations lives again in the new Radiomir 1940, two new Special Edition watches w...  

I guess this Panerai PAM399 will be the star of the year IMO

 By: AnthonyTsai : January 16th, 2012-07:10
This model will make many people happy! Thanks for posting the news Kong! Cheers, Anthony This message has been edited by AnthonyTsai on 2012-01-16 07:11:21...  

I second you opinion Anthony

 By: aldossari_faisal : January 17th, 2012-14:42
but are they serious 100 watch only?... thats even smaller than to describe it as a small number... Faisal

Agree Anthony , star of the show for me too

 By: dreamer8 : January 17th, 2012-16:38
But I can only dream for this piece. Cheers,dreamer

30m WR?!

 By: edwardwchang : January 16th, 2012-09:15
that 30m water resistance better be a mistake....

my guess is, the crown ...

 By: P@trick@Belgium : January 17th, 2012-10:11
maybe not screwn in .... which makes it vulnarable, can't see an other weak point on the watch as not to make it 100m waterproof as many others with a plexiglass and a saphir back ...............

What i think first

 By: sub : January 17th, 2012-12:27
about a Panerai is that it's a dive watch "from the depths of the sea" .... not from the beach

PAM 00398 : RADIOMIR 1940 ORO ROSSO – 47MM (Special Edition)

 By: Kong : January 16th, 2012-05:21
Unique edition of 100 units Movement: Hand-wound mechanical,exclusive Panerai OP XXVII calibre, base Minerva 1617, 16¾ lignes, 18 jewels, Glucydur ® balance, 18,000 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc ® anti-shock device. Power reserve 55 hours...  

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 By: Kong : January 16th, 2012-06:03
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical,Panerai P.3002 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16½ lignes, 6.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur ® balance, 21,600 alternations/ hour. Incabloc ® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 208 c...  


 By: Kong : January 16th, 2012-06:21
The Radiomir, one of the icons of international haute horlogerie, lives again in the new Radiomir California 3 Days and the Radiomir S.L.C. 3 Days, two models which represent a tribute to the history of Officine Panerai and to the watch which has constitu...  

thanks for posting Kong

 By: Mystiqz : January 17th, 2012-04:59
this is my favorite out of the batch=D

Gettable piece but date spoil it for me

 By: dreamer8 : January 17th, 2012-16:36
Thanks Kong for posting. Cheers,dreamer

No date, consider 448 :-) [nt]

 By: Kong : January 17th, 2012-20:28
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Thank You Kong.I like the 448 BUT

 By: dreamer8 : January 18th, 2012-01:49
it is an LE of 500. I had my name on a list with a Boutique since 7/911 when 390 was confirmed and I am still waiting for the call.The 390 Is LE of 2000. Cheers,dreamer

PAM 00425 : RADIOMIR S.L.C. 3 DAYS – 47MM

 By: Kong : January 16th, 2012-06:29
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.3000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16½ lignes, 5.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur ® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc ® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 160 components. Func...  

my favorite

 By: brett_nyc : January 16th, 2012-12:14
This one is my favorite of the show. 373 is way out of reach and the 2012 SE with this dial will be next to impossible to get. I do hope they leave off the pig though on this one though. Overall it's interesting to see Panerai build out their vintage re-e... 


 By: edwardwchang : January 16th, 2012-09:19
looks like PAM390 is still king for those of us with slender Elven wrists

Great work Kong, thanks!! nt [nt]

 By: MichaelC : January 16th, 2012-19:45
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PAM 00448 : RADIOMIR CALIFORNIA 3 DAYS – 47MM (Special Edition LE to 500 pcs)

 By: Kong : January 17th, 2012-06:33
For collectors and enthusiasts who are fascinated by historic details, Officine Panerai has created two exclusive Special Editions of the Radiomir California 3 Days (PAM00448) and the Radiomir S.L.C. 3 Days (PAM00449), each produced in an edition of only ...  

PAM 00449 : RADIOMIR S.L.C. 3 DAYS – 47MM (Special Edition LE to 500 pcs)

 By: Kong : January 17th, 2012-06:41
Special Editions Radiomir S.L.C. 3 Days (PAM00449) Unique edition of 500 units Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.3000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16½ lignes, 5.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incablo...  

Now this is interesting

 By: BluNotte : January 17th, 2012-09:00
True DNA to the max! STephen

BluNotte...this has to be on your list!

 By: ocwatching : January 17th, 2012-13:32
unless you got the 373? I love the 449 and 448. I just need to clarify if this is Boutique only. Hope you are well Stephen!

Of course it is!

 By: BluNotte : January 17th, 2012-16:52
Do you know how long i'v been waiting for a 2533 hommage Phil? Since day one with Panerai! I didnt get the 373, would not cause it is not authentic ( As much as i love Platinum, but not for a Panerai, and the brown dial, ewww). Now , this with the blued h... 

Mission Impossible

 By: aldossari_faisal : January 17th, 2012-14:53
Cant get any better than this DNA... the Queens of the show .in here. Faisal

Yes mate!

 By: BluNotte : January 17th, 2012-16:53
What more could we all want? I 'd say a huge applause specifically only for the 449! Stephen

Curious about the pocket watch

 By: tom_hanx : January 17th, 2012-22:22
Do you happen to have some, Kong? Cheers

Don't have that, Tom ...

 By: Kong : January 18th, 2012-03:44
Got to wait for the field report ;-) Kong

The 449 left me disturbed....

 By: Ale (aka Fuciliere) : January 18th, 2012-13:44
....I'm going to need sleeping pills.

The photo is not representative to what will be this watch.

 By: amanico : January 20th, 2012-12:58
The dial may well receive a " Maiale "... End of the love story for me. Best, Nicolas

are you serious????? [nt]

 By: Miranda : January 20th, 2012-13:40
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My contact at Panerai told me that it was useless to take pics of the 2 SLCs

 By: amanico : January 20th, 2012-13:44
Because the dial will receive some " aesthetical " modifications, and, among them, very possibly, a SLC ( Maiale ). Love breaker, isn't it? Best, Nicolas This message has been edited by amanico on 2012-01-20 13:47:22

Both, from what I have been told in Geneva, at the Panerai Booth

 By: amanico : January 20th, 2012-13:51
From a lady who knows her job... You imagine my deception... Best, Nicolas

Wow, if true, you have broken a lot of ristis' hearts...

 By: ocwatching : January 20th, 2012-18:37
One piggy a year is good enough no?

The means is one thing. The authenticity is another thing.

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2012-00:20
When 300 to 400 only are not questionnable, and that there are way much more on the market, the authenticity is the issue number one. The means are secondary, IMO. Best, Nicolas


 By: aldossari_faisal : January 21st, 2012-00:28
so the authenticity is an issue which is worse than i expected.... Best Faisal

In my naivety , I thought authenticity was only a problem

 By: dreamer8 : January 21st, 2012-00:49
with vintage rolex LOl. So if I read you correctly, there are far too many vintage panerai for sale compared to numbers produced ? Thanks. Cheers,dreamer

Correct. Way too many.

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2012-00:56

I don't see it as a problem

 By: donwest : January 21st, 2012-20:17
I've worked on many vintage Panerai and have a long list of details that allow me to say "authentic" is not a problem to determine. The miracle workers will never replicate the most intricate details or materials. So we can move forward with confidence wh... 

I heard the same sentence BUT only for the 2 watches presented

 By: patrickh : January 21st, 2012-05:38
under the external window of the booth. Not for the real 449 presented to Boutique employees. Hope so, Patrickh

I am confused...

 By: ocwatching : January 21st, 2012-14:22
can you clarify?

here is photo of pre prototype

 By: patrickh : January 21st, 2012-23:04
but this watch will not be the final version. Just for information. Here is a wristshot of the model which is on all official documents LE book, web site ... My favorite this year. PANERAI, please do not change it until launch. Patrickh...  

Mega Report

 By: Tony A.H : January 18th, 2012-05:47
THANK YOU for sharing. i'm Glad that i'm Not so Crazy about the New Release !! that's Equal to NOT Buying New Watches this Year.. the only 2 i like is the 339 which is way beyond my Means. and the other one is the 449 . sorry for being a bit Negative. Che...