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*** SIHH 2012 > RADIOMIR 1940 - 47 MM (steel) SPECIAL EDITION ***

January 16 2012 at 8:28 AM

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RADIOMIR 1940 - 47 MM (steel)


Special Edition



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 Radiomirs 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.


The simple dial reduced to essentials is of sandwich construction, formed of two thin metal plates
between which there is a layer of Super-LumiNova®. The upper plate is perforated with apertures
corresponding to the numbers and the markers, give the dial great legibility and intensity. The
same luminous material is also used on the hour and minute hands and the small seconds hand,
positioned in a small dial at 9 oclock as in the first examples. Completing the design of the dial are
the engraving of the logo, executed in period lettering, while the case number and the reference
are engraved between the strap attachments.


The sapphire crystal in the centre of the caseback enables the OPXVII hand-wound mechanical
movement on a Minerva base to be admired: it is a movement of the highest quality, superbly
refinished, with a diameter of 16¾ lignes, 18 jewels, variable inertia balance with swan-neck
micrometric regulator, Kif Parechoc® anti-shock device and a power reserve of 55 hours. The
movement is visible through the sapphire crystal in the centre of the back.


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).



PAM399



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Stay tuned for large photos later today





    
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Bgriggs32
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Yeaaaaah Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 16 2012, 8:28 AM 


 
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Bgriggs32
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More plexi!!!

January 16 2012, 8:30 AM 


 
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ryanluo23
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wow

January 16 2012, 8:29 AM 

this is the winner

 
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Michael from Melbourne
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Nice

January 16 2012, 8:29 AM 

Interesting crown on this one too

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Malcolm
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Oh Yes!!!

January 16 2012, 8:29 AM 



Cheers!

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Malcolm
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But sadly out of my league I fear...:(

January 16 2012, 8:35 AM 



Cheers!

One of two known 'ristis in Vietnam!

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Paneristi005
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Re: *** SIHH 2012 > RADIOMIR 1940 - 47 MM (steel) SPECIAL EDITION ***

January 16 2012, 8:30 AM 

Thats the one

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Ask, Believe, and Receive...........

 
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Tonhy
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Rads turn this year!

January 16 2012, 8:30 AM 


 
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Anders
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Instant grail status on this piece! nt

January 16 2012, 8:30 AM 



Anders, Stockholm Sweden.
PAM 212 J
Sjöö-Sandström Racing Chronograph

 
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Alex
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wow .. i love it !!!!

January 16 2012, 8:30 AM 



Cheers
Alex


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Paddy
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Best yet. Nt

January 16 2012, 8:31 AM 




 
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Max
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Holy F#@%!!!!!!!!! Epic!!!!

January 16 2012, 8:31 AM 

happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gifwink.gifhappy.gif


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Taylor
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100 units...Sighhhhhhhh [nt]

January 16 2012, 8:31 AM 





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Ravi
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+1 sigh

January 16 2012, 8:33 AM 



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Max
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Don't worry Taylor, they will up it to 1000 when they realize.... >>

January 16 2012, 8:34 AM 

...that everyone on the planet wants one. wink.gif



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Taylor
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Lol...good point Max

January 16 2012, 8:35 AM 

Wow, what a beauty!



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Kevin O'Dell
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Unless they plan on doing a base of 1000 units...wishful thinking of course.

January 16 2012, 8:42 AM 



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Bruno Zanetti
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THE BEST ONE SO FAR for 2012!!!

January 16 2012, 8:31 AM 

Awesome!

 
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timlua
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OMG!!!!! This i WANT!!!!!!!

January 16 2012, 8:32 AM 



cheers!

timlua

 
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