Radiomir is the most famous watch series of Panerai which is specially designed for underwater military action. As the launch of the new Radiomir 1940 watches, its glorious history has open a new chapter. Two all-new limited editions watches for the first time uses different Panerai watchcase of Vintage style.
Different from the trial product and the watch model produced in the end of 1930 s, part of the Radiomir historical watches produced in the 1940s adopted different watch case design, the watch ear was not made from steel wire and welded on the watch case again, but integrated together with the watch case by the same piece of stainless steel, so the watch ear was more stronger and solid. New 1940 Radiomir watches have adopted this kind of different watch case, and the watch size is following the classic 47 mm in diameter, but also fused into other elements derived from the historical watches of Panerai, including the Plexiglas that protect the dial, round curved watch frame, cylindrical arc crown and screw-plug bottom cover.
These two Panerai watches are using different material to make the watch cases, matching with different color dials: 1940 Radiomir PAM00399 watch features polished stainless steel watchcase (AISI316L) which matched with black dial, and 1940 Radiomir Oro Rosso red gold wrist watch PAM00398 features red gold watch case and matched with brown dial. Panerai USES 5NPt red gold, and this kind of special alloys contains high percentage of copper (24.1%), which can make the color more deeper. In addition, it also contains 0.4% of platinum, which helps to prevent the oxidation of the metal appearance.
More info about this Panerai Radiomir PAM00398 watch: limited set of only 100 pieces; Functions of hours, minutes and small second hand; watch case of 47mm in diameter; Screw-plug chain crown stamped with “OP” logo.
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