Radiomir 1940 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Oro Bianco - 45mm

PAM00503

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Technical Details

Unique edition of 150 units

Movement Hand-wound mechanical, P.2004/10 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 8.6 mm thick, 29 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8 days, 3 barrels. Column wheel, 317 components.

Functions Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, GMT, 24h indicator, Power Reserve Indicator, Chronograph with two counters, Single-button chrono

Case Diameter 45 mm, 18 ct. Polished White Gold

Bezel Polished 18 ct White Gold

Back See - through sapphire crystal

Dial Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers.Minute counter at 3 o'clock, GMT indicator at 9 o'clock, central chronograph hand and linear power reserve indicator at 6 o'clock.

Water Resistance 5 bar (~50 metres)

Strap Alligator, Antique brown, Ecru, 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

Dedicated to lovers of haute horlogerie is the new Special Edition, the Radiomir 1940 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Oro Bianco. Officine Panerai has created this model by combining the case design of the Radiomir 1940 with the technology of the P.2004 Manufacture movement, presented for the first time in the P.2004/10 version with skeletonised bridges and barrels. The name of this model reveals several of the characteristics which make this Special Edition especially noteworthy. The Radiomir 1940 case evokes a period in Panerai’s history when the Radiomir case, cushion-shaped with wire loop strap attachments, was evolving into the Luminor 1950 case, with its integral lugs and the bridge device with locking lever protecting the winding crown. Relaunched by Officine Panerai in 2012, the Radiomir 1940 case has strap attachments and proportions similar to the Luminor 1950; it also has the cusped case shape, but it does not have the device protecting the crown. The result is a case that is strong and functional, embodying great simplicity and sophisticated elegance. Made in white gold and 45 mm in diameter, the case has a cylindrical winding crown with the Officine Panerai logo in relief and a single push-piece at eight o’clock which controls all the chronometer functions. The white gold version (PAM00503) has a black dial, also with satiné soleil finish, but with minimalist graphics, without figures and with bar and dot hour markers. The straps are of brown alligator with an adjustable buckle made of the same material as the case. The model is water resistant to 5 BAR (~ 50 metres).

Materials

White Gold

Gold is a very dense metal, soft, highly ductile and malleable. The special alloys used by Officine Panerai are characterised by their great resistance and natural colour.

The white gold alloy contains 15% Palladium (Pd) to give the desired white colour. To preserve the tonal characteristics typical of this type of gold, it is not rhodium plated.

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.2004/10 calibre

The hand-wound P.2004/10 calibre, entirely developed and created at the Officine Panerai Manufacture at Neuchâtel, has three barrels which give it the unusually long power reserve of eight days, a classic feature of Panerai watches since the 1940s; the running time remaining is displayed by the linear power reserve indicator on the dial. With two counters and a central seconds hand, the chronograph has a single button at eight o’clock which controls the start, stop and reset functions. It has a vertical clutch and column wheel, the latter being fully visible from the back of the movement, through the sapphire window set in the caseback. The sophisticated finish and other technical details of the movement can also be seen through the back of the watch, being exposed to view by the skeletonising of the bridges and the two barrels. The P.2004/10 calibre also has the second time zone function, with the a.m./p.m. indicator on the counter at nine o’clock, and the device that automatically resets the seconds hand to zero when the time is adjusted.

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