Radiomir 1940 Oro Rosso - 47mm

PAM00398

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Technical Details

Unique edition of 100 units

Movement Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXVII calibre, base Minerva 16-17, 16¾ lignes, 18 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 18,000 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® antishock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 55 hours.

Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds

Case Diameter 47 mm, 18 ct. Polished Red Gold with Plexiglas® with removable wire loop strap attachments (patented).

Bezel Polished Red Gold

Back See - through sapphire crystal

Dial Brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds at 9 o’clock.

Water Resistance 3 bar (~30 metres)

Strap Alligator, Antique brown, Ecru, 26.0/22.15 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

A NEW CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE MOST FAMOUS WATCH DESIGNED FOR UNDERWATER MILITARY OPERATIONS LIVES AGAIN IN THE NEW RADIOMIR 1940, TWO NEW SPECIAL EDITION WATCHES WHICH ARE PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A SPECIAL PANERAI CASE OF VINTAGE INSPIRATION. Unlike the prototype and the examples which went into production at the end of the 1930s, some historic Radiomir made in the 1940s had a distinctive case in which the strap attachments were not made of steel wires welded to the case but were formed out of the same block of steel as the case itself, thus resulting in stronger, more solid lugs. The new Radiomir 1940 watches are offered in this special case in the classic size of 47mm in diameter, and they incorporate other elements inspired by the historic examples: the Plexiglas® crystal protecting the dial, the round, cambered bezel, the cylindrical crown and the screw back. The two versions are distinguished by the different materials of the case, each combined with a different dial colour: the Radiomir 1940 (PAM00399) is made of stainless steel (AISI316L) with a polished finish and has a black dial, while the Radiomir 1940 Oro Rosso (PAM00398) with the brown dial is in red gold. The red gold used by Officine Panerai is 5NPt, a special alloy with an unusually high percentage of copper (24.1%), which gives great depth to the colour, together with a quantity of platinum of 0.4%, which helps to prevent any oxidation of the metal. Both the Radiomir 1940 models are produced in limited editions of 100 units each. Officine Panerai has created 50 sets which consist of the two watches in an exclusive box containing the two models with the same millesime numbering (from 1 to 50).

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.