OFFICINE PANERAI Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Platino, Oro rosso & Oro Bianco - 45mm

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Officine Panerai presents a new chronograph of the highest quality, incorporating a fascinating combination of design, technology and history: the Radiomir 1940 Chronograph. This is available in three versions in different precious metals, platinum (PAM00518), red gold (PAM00519) and white gold (PAM00520).

In the new chronographs the Radiomir 1940 case, 45 mm in diameter, has the simple, elegant lines developed by Panerai in about 1940, the time when the classic cushion case with the wire loop strap attachments of the first Radiomir started to acquire the more massive proportions of the Luminor 1950 case. Every detail of the 1940 case has a polished finish, including the two push-buttons controlling the chronograph functions, the cylindrical winding crown and the bezel. This bezel frames a crystal made of Plexiglas®, a material similar to that used in the original models created by Panerai for the Royal Italian Navy, which had a polymethyl methacrylate crystal.

The dial of the new Radiomir 1940 Chronograph is a new and original design, inspired by the history of the brand but also by the function of the watch, and it has some subtle variations depending on to the metal of the case. The red gold version has a brown dial with the combination of graphic hour markers, Roman and Arabic numerals that has acquired the name California, adopted by the Radiomir of 1936. The platinum version has the ivory dial, with simple baton or dot hour markers, and the same design distinguishes the black dial of the white gold version. The latter has a dial with the sandwich structure, formed of two superimposed plates with the luminous material between them, visible through holes corresponding to the hour markers. Common to all three versions is the tachymeter scale for calculating average speed and the two chronograph counters. 

The movement of the new Radiomir 1940 Chronograph is the OP XXV calibre, developed on a Minerva 13-22 base. The Minerva manufacture has had historic links with Panerai since the 1920s, when the Swiss manufacturer was a supplier to the Florentine watchmaker. The OP XXV calibre is a hand-wound chronograph with a diameter of 12¾ lignes. Its construction is extremely sophisticated, with high quality details such as the column wheel, the swan-neck regulator, the polishing and chamfering of the individual components, and the Côtes de Genève finish of the bridges. The high level of craftsmanship can be appreciated through the large sapphire crystal porthole in the back, which allows the movement to be admired.

The new Radiomir 1940 Chronograph are produced in a unique edition limited to 100 examples  for each of the gold versions and 50 examples for the platinum version. They are supplied with an alligator strap and are water-resistant to a depth of 50 metres.

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RADIOMIR 1940 CHRONOGRAPH PLATINO - 45mm
Ref.: PAM00518
Unique edition of 50 units

Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXV calibre, 12¾ lignes, 22 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 18,000 alternations/ hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 55 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges.

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with two counters, tachymeter scale.

Case: Diameter 45 mm, polished platinum. Screw-down winding crown personalised OP. Polished platinum buttons for the chronograph functions at 2 and 4 o’clock.

Bezel: Polished platinum.

Back: See-through sapphire crystal.

Dial: Ivory with luminous dots and hour markers. Minute counter at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph hand. Tachymeter scale on the edge of the dial. 

Crystal: Plexiglas®, 2.8 mm thick. 

Water-resistance: 5 bar (~ 50 metres). 

Strap: PANERAI personalised alligator strap and 18 ct. polished white gold adjustable buckle.

RADIOMIR 1940 CHRONOGRAPH ORO ROSSO - 45mm
Ref.: PAM00519
Unique edition of 100 units

Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXV calibre, 12¾ lignes, 22 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 18,000 alternations/ hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 55 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges. 

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with two counters, tachymeter scale.

Case: Diameter 45 mm, 18 ct. polished red gold. Screw-down winding crown personalised OP. Polished red gold buttons for the chronograph functions at 2 and 4 o’clock.

Bezel: 18 ct. polished red gold.

Back: See-through sapphire crystal.

Dial: Brown with luminous Arabic and Roman numerals and hour markers. Minute counter at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph hand. Tachymeter scale on the edge of the dial.

Crystal: Plexiglas®, 2.8 mm thick. 

Water-resistance: 5 bar (~ 50 metres). 

Strap: PANERAI personalised alligator strap and 18 ct. polished red gold adjustable buckle.

RADIOMIR 1940 CHRONOGRAPH ORO BIANCO - 45mm
Ref.: PAM00520
Unique edition of 100 units

Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXV calibre, 12¾ lignes, 22 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 18,000 alternations/ hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 55 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges.

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with two counters, tachymeter scale.

Case: Diameter 45 mm, 18 ct. polished white gold. Screw-down winding crown personalised OP. Polished white gold buttons for the chronograph functions at 2 and 4 o’clock.

Bezel: 18 ct. polished white gold.

Back: See-through sapphire crystal.

Dial: Black with luminous dots and hour markers. Minute counter at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph hand. Tachymeter scale on the edge of the dial.

Crystal: Plexiglas®, 2.8 mm thick. 

Water-resistance: 5 bar (~ 50 metres). 

Strap: PANERAI personalised alligator strap and 18 ct. polished white gold adjustable buckle.

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