As a true pioneer of luxury watchmaking and a benchmark of classic style, it is completely natural for Officine Panerai to begin to use rich materials when it comes to diversifying a range.
And they successfully nailed it in the case of this Radiomir 1940 model, that has a 47 mm 18 ct. polished red gold case with a matching bezel. The perfect choice for those who love the opulent shine of the gold but in a subtle and elegant manner.
At the level of the brown dial, the gold theme is kept through the color of the hour and minute markers and hands but also by the date window and the subdial. The date and the small seconds features are the result of the desire to add to this watch more usability, to improve the collections with highest quality products and to make the watches desirable even from the technical innovation point of view. Another strong believe of this manufacturer is that a useful dial must be kept as simple as possible, so, besides the small seconds subdial positioned at 9 o’clock and the rather small date window located at 3 o’clock, the rest of the design is very minimalist. All the elements of the typical sandwich dial (made from 2 superimposed plates and a layer of a special luminous material between) have the lume, so the legibility is assured in any condition. Adding to that a water resistance to 50 m, and this watch becomes a reliable companion for the man that enjoys luxurious belongings but prefers elegance over opulence.
And a perfect design deserves a matching mechanism. This timekeeper is operated by the P3000 calibre, doing a precise and reliable job. Beating at a frequency of 21,600bph (3 Hz) it offers a 72 hours power reserve. The manual winding through the crown (that bears the OP emblem) gives you the pleasure of maneuvering this fine in-house developed mechanism. The case back is flat and covered in sapphire crystal so you can enjoy a nice view of the P3000 in action. The flatness also sets the watch great on basically any wrist size and, along with the stylish brown leather strap with alligator pattern (and 7 mm for adjustments), light brown stitching and a polished rose-gold buckle will give you the ultimate comfort feeling.
The dial is covered in 1.4 mm thick sapphire crystal of corundum. with anti-reflecting coating and contributes to the overall impression of a compact design, one in which the elements flow one from another, complement it selves, engineering a compact resistant timepiece.
Deeply inspired by the first Radiomir case from 1940, this model is simply expanding the legacy by offering a product made from high-end materials, such a necessary upgrade for today’s market requirements. This Radiomit has just the right size and a unique clarity of the the design, a characteristic that offers a certain level of excellence and desirability. It’s practical, versatile and inspiring by the history carried by its name, a story synonymous in the marketplace with high performance.