Panerai introduces a new take on its classic Radiomir 1940 wristwatch. The new “Art Deco” Acciaio 47mm special edition sees the first-time use of not only a railway-track chapter ring on the dial, but also the placement of elegant spear-shaped hour and minute hands. For a bit of history, this Panerai Radiomir is a direct reference to the watchmaker’s early days as a clock and pocket-watch retailer (well before they began making timepieces for the Royal Italian Navy), and the dial for this watch design is a reference to a cherished pendulum clock from Panerai’s first shop in Piazza San Giovanni, Florence.
Features include a 47mm AISI 316L stainless steel case, an open-back case design, a domed Plexiglas crystal, and is water-resistant to 100 meters. As the name suggests, the watch has a power reserve up to 72 hours thanks to the twin spring barrels from the in-house P.3000 calibre movement, however, you’re still going to have to hand-wind this watch.
Those interested can find the limited edition Panerai Radiomir 1940 Art Deco Dial watch at the brand’s official flagship stores, where it will be available in choice of black or ivory for a price of $9,200 USD.
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