The design and the main characteristics of the new
Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic came directly from the
1940s but their modernity is such that the watch has an
absolutely contemporary style. Subtle, light, distinguished
by its essential lines and maximum clarity of reading and
setting, it is a sports watch adapted to every situation.
For the first time in a watch in Radiomir 1940 collection, the
dial of the new Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic is offered in white. Its graphic design maximises the dial’s clarity and
legibility, with the large black figures corresponding to the
hour markers and the small seconds dial at nine o’clock, a
characteristic of Panerai watches of the 1940s.
The cushion case, in AISI 316L stainless steel with
polished finish, is 42 mm in diameter and only 10.93
mm thick. Its shape and proportions are those of vintage
Panerai examples but the standard of its materials, finish

and ergonomics have been updated and perfected to meet
the highest standards of contemporary high quality sports
watchmaking. The crown too is of steel with a polished
finish and the OP logo in relief, and it is connected to
the mechanism which stops the balance as the time is
adjusted, for perfect synchronisation of the watch.
On the back of the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic is
a round window with a sapphire crystal through which the
automatic P.4000 movement, entirely made in the Officine
Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, can be admired. The
structure of the calibre is particularly rugged and reliable,
with a wide brushed-finish plate covering the greater
part of the mechanism, and the full balance bridge with
twin supports which carries the balance, oscillating

at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The most
fascinating element for the enthusiasts of high quality
watchmaking is certainly the off-centred oscillating weight,
set within the movement and thus making it possible for
the calibre to be only 3.95 mm thick. Made of tungsten, the
rotor oscillates in both directions and it is connected to the
two spring barrels in series which store a power reserve
of up to three days, the new minimum standard for the
power reserve of Panerai watches fitted with Manufacture
The new Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic (PAM00655)
is water-resistant to 10 bar (a depth of about 100 metres)
and it is supplied with a natural, untreated leather strap,
with contrasting stitching.


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