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MOVEMENT
CASE
FUNCTION
CASE DIAMETER
CASE MATERIAL
DIAL COLOUR

2014

RADIOMIR 1940 CHRONOGRAPH ORO ROSSO

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.

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

RADIOMIR 1940 CHRONOGRAPH ORO ROSSO – 45MM

Unique edition of 100 units

Officine Panerai presents a new chronograph of the highest quality, incorporating a fascinating combination of design, technology and history: the Radiomir 1940 Chronograph,  available in red gold (PAM00519).

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.

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, 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 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 and 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 new Radiomir 1940 Chronograph is produced in a unique edition limited to 100 examples  the gold version and it’s supplied with an alligator strap and are water-resistant to a depth of 50 metres. 

RADIOMIR 1940 CHRONOGRAPH ORO ROSSO PAM00519 - Collection 2014 - Watches Officine Panerai
RADIOMIR 1940 CHRONOGRAPH ORO ROSSO PAM00519 - Collection 2014 - Watches Officine Panerai

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.

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.

BRACELETS AND STRAPS

Officine Panerai offers a range of high quality accessories which meet very stringent production standards, the result of innovative materials research and new finishes which combine the richness of the past with Panerai's continuous development, making the range of accessories as exclusive as its watches.
TYPE OF BRACELETS OR STRAPS
AVAILABLE COLOUR
Radiomir 1940 Alligator
Radiomir 1940 Alligator nubuck
Radiomir 1940 Alligator shiny
Radiomir 1940 Assolutamente
Radiomir 1940 Calf Carbon Style (Coramid)
Radiomir 1940 Calf Monte Carlo
Radiomir 1940 Calf Rugby
Radiomir 1940 Canvas
Radiomir 1940 Rivetta/structure
Radiomir 1940 Textile Trieste