panerai radiomir 1940


In the past, customers would come to the store in Florence to buy table clocks or wall clocks. The design of one such has inspired these new Radiomir watches.

Panerai continues to delve into its rich past to bring new timepieces to life. The latest model, the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio, combines the collection’s legendary watch case shape with a surprising and elegant dial designed in echo of an antique wall clock. The attraction of the design lies in the perfect combination of colour and typography. The magnificent Art Deco-style numerals are enhanced through the contrast of black against an ivory background or vice versa, depending on the version. A railroad minute track and a fine circle marking the inner rim are the only other elements found in the simple design. A curved acrylic crystal covers the dial.

panerai radiomir 1940 black dialFor these special editions, the Florentine brand has opted not for its traditional lume-coated baton hands but for tapering, sword-style hands. Both watches are driven by a highly contemporary hand-wound movement. The calibre P. 3000 provides a generous power reserve of 72 hours once the watch is fully wound, making use of two barrels. The three polished bridges protecting the mechanism can be seen through the sapphire crystal caseback.

panerai radiomir 1940 closeup cream dialThe dial and mechanism are housed in a cushion-style, 47mm-wide Radiomir case that is water-resistant down to 100m, while the 316L steel provides excellent resistance to rust. The two models (PAM00791 and PAM00790) are worn on a natural leather strap, adding to the retro style.

Price: 8,900 EUR

By Dan Diaconu