Radiomir - 42mm
Automatic mechanical, P.4000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 3.95 mm thick, 31 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 203 components. Off - centered oscillating weight
Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Diameter 42mm, AISI 316L polished steel
See-through sapphire crystal
Sun-brushed blue with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds at 9 o'clock
"10 bar (~100 metres)"
Beige 22/20.0 Standard
PANERAI BLUE DIAL - THE DEPTH OF THE SEA
"The fascination and the intensity of the blue of the sky and the sea applied to this new dial thanks to a new exclusive manufacturing process. Radiomir 1940 3 Days watches capture the innumerable evocative tones of blue by means of sophisticated satiné soleil workmanship, and thanks to the use of various shades of blue, the dial is tinged in such a way that the outer part is darker, more intense colour corresponding to the markers, which thus appear even more legible, and lighter towards the centre. "
AISI 316L STAINLESS STEEL
"AISI 316L 1.4435 stainless steel is Panerai’s material par excellence since it is highly resistant to corrosion and is hypoallergenic, making it ideal for contact with the skin. The Panerai watches created for the Italian Navy were made of austenitic stainless steel, a reliable material that was also resistant to the extreme environmental conditions in which the commandos operated."
Officine Panerai presents the P.4000 calibre, the first automatic movement with an off-centre micro-rotor completely developed and made in the Panerai Manufacture at Neuchâtel. This design means that the rotor is mounted off-centre and is therefore smaller in diameter than the calibre itself: a sophisticated technical solution enabling the thickness of the movement to be substantially reduced. The small oscillating weight is inserted within the movement rather than superimposed upon it and the result is a calibre which preserves all the Panerai characteristics of accuracy, reliability and solidity but with a thickness of only 3.95 mm. With a diameter of 13¾ lignes (31 mm), the new calibre has a large bridge which is flanked by the small oscillating weight winding in both directions and the balance cock. The latter has twin supports, more secure and stronger than the customary overhanging balance cock with a single support. The supports have two screws for adjusting the vertical play of the balance staff. The balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 alternations per hour (equivalent to a frequency of 4 Hz). It is a balance wheel with variable inertia, that is, with screws enabling the rate to be adjusted precisely without altering the relationship of the balance spring and the bridge. Fitted with 31 jewels, the movement has a power reserve of at least three days, as a result of having two spring barrels connected in series. It is also fitted with the device which stops the balance wheel when the winding crown is pulled out, for synchronising the watch exactly. The P.4000 calibre is produced in two versions which differ in the kind of finish, the engraving and the material of the micro-rotor. The first, for models with a steel case, has bridges with a horizontally brushed finish, blue engraving and an oscillating weight of tungsten alloy, with relief decoration on the matt surface. The second version is for the models with a gold case and it has bridges with a circular brushed finish, gilded engraving and a rotor of 22 carat gold, with clous de Paris hobnail finish and polished decorations in relief on the brushed surface.Discover calibre