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Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic

Panerai presented the Radiomir 1940 for the first time with an automatic movement. Cool! Discover the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic and other novelties by clicking on “read more”…

The new P.4000 calibre is the latest creation of the Officine Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel. The distinctive feature of the new calibre is its off-centre oscillating weight, winding in both directions. With a diameter of 13 ¾ lignes and just 3.95 mm thick, it has been developed to integrate perfectly with the proportions of the Radiomir 1940 case. The result is the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic, the new Officine Panerai timepiece which is available in steel (PAM00572) or in red gold (PAM00573).

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic steel

PAM00572

MOVEMENT: Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.4000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13 3/4 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. FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds. CASE: Diameter 45 mm, AISI 316L polished steel. Screw-down winding crown personalised OP. BEZEL: Polished steel. BACK: See-through sapphire crystal. DIAL: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds at 9 o’clock. CRYSTAL: Sapphire, made of corundum, 1.7 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating. WATER-RESISTANCE: 10 bar (~ 100 metres). STRAP: PANERAI personalised alligator strap and polished steel buckle. 

 

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic red gold

PAM00573

MOVEMENT: Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.4000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13 3⁄4 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. FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds. CASE: Diameter 45 mm, 18 ct. polished red gold. Screw-down winding crown personalized OP. BEZEL: 18 ct. polished red gold. BACK: See-through sapphire crystal. DIAL: Brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds at 9 o’clock. CRYSTAL: Sapphire, made of corundum, 1.4 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating. WATER-RESISTANCE: 5 bar (~ 50 metres). STRAP: PANERAI personalised alligator strap and 18 ct. polished red gold buckle. 

 

It is a perfect choice for people looking for a watch that is faithful to the history of Panerai, as well as being suitable for the most elegant occasions with its classic, minimalist design.

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic

The P.4000 calibre is the first Panerai automatic movement with an off-centre micro-rotor. Its rotor is smaller in diameter than the calibre itself: a sophisticated technical solution that enables the movement – and therefore the watch itself – to be much thinner. In the model with a steel case, the oscillating weight is made of tungsten, a shiny, high density metal, qualities which make it aesthetically appealing and ideal for applications requiring a material with a high specific weight. In the red gold model, the rotor is made of 22 carat red gold. Its elegant finish and decoration can be appreciated through the sapphire crystal porthole fitted in the back.

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic

Next to the oscillating weight is the balance wheel, which oscillates at a frequency of 4 Hz, and a large bridge concealing much of the mechanism, making the structure of the movement exceptionally stable. With two spring barrels connected in series, the P.4000 calibre has a power reserve of at least three days, and it is also fitted with the device which stops the balance wheel when the winding crown is pulled out to set the time, useful for synchronising the watch exactly.

Panerai P.4000 calibre
Panerai P.4000 calibre
Panerai P.4000 calibre
Panerai P.4000 calibre
Panerai P.4000 calibre
Panerai P.4000 calibre

 

 

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  • I have several Panerai watches, 275 and 359 representative of their technical and aesthetics and have no interest in presentation boxes and models of torpedoes which dilute the value of the brand and are created for hype only.

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