Radiomir 1940 10 Days GMT Automatic Oro Rosso – 45mm

PAM00624

Spotlight

Technical Details

Unique edition of 150 units

Movement Automatic mechanical, P.2003/10 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 8,00 mm thick, 25 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 10 days, three barrels, seconds reset device. 293 components.

Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, GMT, Power reserve indicator, Seconds reset

Case Diameter 45mm, 18ct. Polished red gold

Bezel Polished red gold

Back See-through sapphire crystal

Dial Brown sun-brushed with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds and 24h indicator at 9 o’clock, linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.

Crystal Sapphire crystal formed of corundum

Water Resistance 5 bar (~50 metres)

Strap Alligator, Dark brown, Tone on tone, 24/22 MM Standard

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

In Depth

The Radiomir 1940 10 Days GMT Automatic Oro Rosso - 45mm is an exclusive Special Edition where the beauty and simplicity of the case is combined with the P.2003/10 in-house movement. The case of the watch is immediately recognisable by its lines of exemplary simplicity, a testimony to the purity of Italian design of the 1930s and 1940s, is made of 5NPT red gold, and is 45 mm in diameter. The brown dial has an elegant satiné soleil finish and an impeccable aesthetic balance which enables all the functions of the watch to be read immediately and clearly. The structure of the dial is the classic sandwich, invented by Panerai to provide the maximum visibility and legibility of its indications even in very low light conditions: two superimposed discs contain the luminous material which shines through the holes made in the upper disc, which correspond to the dial markings. The Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic is supplied with a brown alligator strap. The case is water-resistant to 5 bar (a depth of about 50 metres).

Materials

Red Gold

Red gold is an alloy composed of gold, copper and other metals, and due to its technical properties and elegant appearance, it is an ideal material for use in fine watchmaking. The red gold used by Officine Panerai is a special alloy, different from standard red gold, called 5Npt.

Panerai 5Npt has a percentage of copper giving the material an intense red hue that is particularly elegant and sophisticated. Platinum is another fundamental element of the Panerai red gold alloy, as it helps to prevent the metal from oxidising. 5Npt has another important property: it has a high mechanical resistance than standard pink and yellow gold. It is the perfect material for Panerai high-end watches.

Maintenance

Panerai watches are produced to very high standards of quality. It is worth remembering that the mechanical parts run 24 hours a day when used, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure long life and good operation.

WATER-RESISTANCE 

Have watch checked periodically for water-resistance by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre and renovate it every two years with regular servicing, or whenever the watch has to be opened. The restoration of water-resistance necessarily involves replacing the seals in order to ensure the maximum water resistance and protection. Where the watch is used in underwater sports activities, it is recommended that it should be checked every year before the underwater activities begin.  

THE MOVEMENT 

Have the movement of watch checked periodically by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre in order to preserve its perfect operation. If the watch has a tendency to gain or lose time to a significant degree, the movement may need to be overhauled. The movements are designed to withstand temperature variations between -10°C and +60°C (14°F and 140°F). Outside this range of temperatures, operational variations exceeding those set out in the specifications of the movement may be noticed. In addition, there is a risk that the lubricants contained in the movement may deteriorate, resulting in damage to some of its parts.  

CLEANING THE EXTERIOR

To keep the exterior in perfect condition, we recommend washing Panerai watch with soap and warm water, using a soft brush. After this operation, and also after immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the watch with fresh water. All Panerai watches can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth. 

THE STRAP

 Panerai straps must be washed in warm water and left to dry. It is important not to dry them on a hot surface or expose them to direct sunlight, because the rapid evaporation of the water could damage their shape and quality. After each immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the strap with fresh water. It is recommended that the strap and the buckle should be replaced by an Authorized Distributor or a Panerai Service Centre, in order to avoid any problems caused by incorrect replacement. Only an Authorized Distributor or Panerai Service Centre can guarantee the use of genuine Panerai straps, properly designed to fit the dimensions of the case and manufactured according to the quality standards of the brand. All alligator leather used by Officine Panerai comes from farms in Louisiana, USA. Officine Panerai’s suppliers have committed to the highest standard of responsibility and have given their assurance that such farms in Louisiana contribute to the stable growth of wild alligators, thus protecting this endangered species. Panerai does not use leather coming from endangered species taken from the wild.

Movement

P.2003/10 calibre

The P.2003/10 movement is an automatic movement with an impressive blend of technology and art, of form and content. The technology is revealed in the top-end characteristics of the calibre: with a diameter of 13¾ lignes (31 mm) and three spring barrels which give the watch a power reserve of ten days, the movement has 25 jewels and a balance which makes 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). The main functions are hours, minutes, small seconds, date and linear indication of the remaining power reserve at 6 o’clock while a central arrow hand enables the time in a second time zone to be read, with the relative AM/PM indication on the counter at 9 o’clock. The artistic aspect consists of the delicately worked skeletonising, which reveals the complexity and sophistication of the movement. At first glance it is the rotor of the oscillating weight which catches the eye, grooved and with highly finished engraving embellishing the inscription “Officine Panerai” on the outer edge. Such a high standard of finish is the mark of top class calibres and demonstrates the abilities and skills of the Officine Panerai Manufacture.

Read More about this Movement