PAM 00399 : RADIOMIR 1940 – 47MM (Special Edition)
Jan 16, 2012,05:08 AM
RADIOMIR 1940 - 47 MM Special EditionRADIOMIR 1940 ORO ROSSO - 47 MM Special EditionA 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 unitsMovement: 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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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
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
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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
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By: brett_nyc : January 16th, 2012-12:14
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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...
By: aldossari_faisal : January 17th, 2012-14:53
Cant get any better than this DNA... the Queens of the show .in here. Faisal
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
By: aldossari_faisal : January 21st, 2012-00:28
so the authenticity is an issue which is worse than i expected.... Best Faisal
I don't see it as a problem
By: donwest : January 21st, 2012-20:17
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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...
By: Tony A.H : January 18th, 2012-05:47
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