Panerai includes a knack for SIHH novelties which year isn't any exception. With a number of special pieces being launched, I am going to pay attention to what caught my attention. Being rather firmly a Radiomir guy (unless of course we are speaking about last year's drool-worthy1950 Regatta three days), I discovered myself taken through the new Radiomir 1940 Chronograph. With three special edition versions made solely in gold and silver, these bankruptcies are not a garden variety Radiomirs as well as their dial design eschews Panerai's signature sparse appeal for something entirely more retro.
As the three versions may sport different situation materials and dial designs, they are doing have many shared elements. Situation dimensions are 45mm wide and, being from the "1940" Radiomir variety, they've Luminor style lugs (as opposed to the Radiomir's signature wire lugs). The Panerai Replica 1940 Chronograph is equipped having a 2.8 mm thick plexiglas very in advance along within the rear to permit a look at the Panerai OP XXV movement. The plexiglas is probably used to offer the vintage vibe from the 1940 aesthetic.
The 3 versions span an ivory dial model having a polished platinum situation known as the "Platino" that is restricted to 50 models (PAM518), a brown dial model by having an 18 ct polished red-colored gold situation known as the "Oro Rosso" (PAM519) along with a black dial model by having an 18 ct polished white gold or platinum situation known as the "Oro Bianco" (PAM520). The second two models are restricted to 100 models and all sorts of models seriously an alligator strap with matching tang buckle.
Functionally, the Panerai Radiomir Chrono Replica provides a standard time display together with a 2 register chronograph system exhibiting running seconds along with a half hour chronograph measure which shows its seconds centrally (around the large seconds hands). The movement enclosed inside the large situation may be the Panerai OP XXV which is dependant on the Minerva 13-22 movement that has been associated with Panerai dating back to the 20's. This hands-wound column wheel chronograph movement features 22 jewels, an interest rate of 18,000 vph and 55 hrs of energy reserve.