The enthralling Radiomir 1940 case is making its debut in the Historic Collection of Officine Panerai with the new Radiomir 1940 3 Days, available in steel or red gold and fitted with the P.3000 calibre, a hand-wound mechanical movement with a power reserve of three days.
In the Radiomir 1940 3 Days the essential forms of the Panerai design have been integrated with haute horlogerie technical solutions in the choice of materials and in the construction of every detail of the watch.
The dial, with the small seconds hand at nine o’clock and the date window at three o’clock, has the sandwich structure of two superimposed plates with the luminous material between them, its light being visible through the holes made corresponding to the hour markers in the upper plate.
This type of dial construction had already been designed by Panerai at the end of the 1930s to provide greater brightness and legibility. The colour of the dial is black in the steel version and brown in the red gold model.
The case is made of AISI 316L stainless steel, a grade extremely resistant to corrosion, or of 5Npt red gold, an alloy with a high percentage of copper, which gives the colour greater intensity, and a proportion of platinum, which helps to exclude oxidation. In both versions the finish of the case and bezel is polished.
The P.3000 movement, developed and produced entirely in the Officine Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel, can be admired through the large sapphire crystal window in the back. Hand-wound and with a diameter of 16½ lignes, the P.3000 calibre has a power reserve of three days achieved by means of two spring barrels in series. It has wide brush-finished bridges with chamfered edges and a variable inertia balance with an unusually large balance wheel (13.2 mm in diameter) which oscillates at a frequency of 3 Hz.
The P.3000 calibre also has the device which enables the hour hand to be adjusted in jumps of one hour forward or backward, so that its adjustment does not interfere with the progress of the minute hand or the running of the watch.
The Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso(PAM00515) are supplied respectively with a black leather strap or a brown alligator strap, and is a part of Officine Panerai’s Historic Collection.
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. 162 components.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date.
Case: Diameter 47 mm, 18 ct. polished red gold. Screw-down winding crown personalised OP.
Bezel: 18 ct. polished red gold.
Back: See-through sapphire crystal.
Dial: Brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.
Crystal: Sapphire, made of corundum, 1.4 mmthick. Anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance: 5 bar (~ 50 metres).
Strap: PANERAI personalised alligator strap and 18 ct. polished red gold buckle.
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