In about 1940, the Panerai workshops in Florence perfected a new case, designed to meet the increasing demands of the commandos of the Italian Navy. The case had evolved from the one presented in 1936 which is known today as the Radiomir – a term which originally referred to the luminous material patented by Panerai to make the dial readable in the dark – but it presented some innovations designed to make its construction even more solid and hardwearing. Behind the simplicity of the new pam00514 Radiomir 1940 with GMT function lie details of great sophistication and elegant solutions which reveal the technical virtuosity of the Officine Panerai manufacture at Neuchâtel.
The appearance of the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days 47mm Replica is of exemplary simplicity. Yet every detail reveals the complexity of the design, which aims to maximise the characteristics of reliability, robustness, ease of reading and visibility in the dark which have distinguished Panerai watches since their first appearance, on the wrists of the commandos of the Italian Navy in the 1930s.
The cushion situation, Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Replica 47mm watch across, is created entirely of red-colored gold, an alloy having a greater number of copper than normal and a tiny bit of platinum which will help to minimise the oxidation from the situation. The polished red-colored gold bezel surrounds the brown dial with satiné soleil finish, a therapy which catches the sunshine, catching insights which boost the minimalist style of the characteristic Panerai dial created of two superimposed dvds. The seconds hands rotates within the small counter at nine o’clock, as the arrow-formed central hands may be used to indicate again zone, therefore, the engraved letters “GMT” at six o’clock. All of the signs around the dial, such as the date within the window at 3 o’clock, have the finest clearness.
In the pam00514 Radiomir 1940 3 Days 47mm within P.3000 movement, developed and produced entirely in the Officine Panerai manufacture in Neuchatel, 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 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.