While you've seen chronographs from Swiss Panerai Vintage Replica Watches before, the Radiomir 1940 Chronograph is a brand new the perception of 2014 presented in three metals: red gold, platinum, and white gold, each having a different dial. These decidedly retro-feeling dials mix with stylized hands and also the classic cushion case to accomplish the nineteen forties aesthetic.
Additionally towards the great looks, inside beats an altered Minerva movement that sticks out one of the relaxation. Although the 3 share numerous traits, all these three limited models is exclusive and brings something towards the mix. Selecting a favorite certainly is not easy.
At 45mm, the Radiomir 1940 Chronograph won’t make heads turn for restrained dimensions, however it sits easily in the centre among Panerai’s contemporary Radiomir choices, which run from 42 to 47mm. On the 3 versions, a sub-seconds dial sits at 9 o’clock having a minute totalizer at 3 o’clock.
The sub-dials are very well proportioned regarding the vintage style tachymeter scale that circles the advantage. Like a departure from contemporary appliances use sapphire crystal, the new model utilizes a plexiglass crystal, referencing the poly crystal utilized on the initial Radiomir designed for the Royal Italian Navy. Rather than simply altering the case metal, you will find subtle design variations of all three models, developing a distinct identity for every limited edition piece.
The Oro Rosso (red gold) version includes a chocolate-brown dial by having an unusual mixture of both Arabic and Roman luminous numeral hour markers, a mixture known as a "California Dial." An identical brown alligator strap with contrast stitching gives a far more casual feel to that one. Around the Platino (platinum) version above, an ivory dial and luminous us dot hour markers create a more vintage design. A blued center seconds hand and matching minute-register hand give a subtle hint of color for an otherwise tonal dial.
Finally, the Oro Blanco may be the most popular from the bunch. There’s clean contrast one of the polished white gold case, deep black dial, and sand-colored dial markers. Most oddly enough, the dial is really a so-known as "sandwich dial" using its two-layer structure.
Rather than using luminous material to some solid dial, the primary dial features precision-cut holes for that hour markers. It lies on the top of the second plate with luminous material onto it, permitting the lume to stand out the holes. The Radiomir 1940 Chronograph is limited to 50 pieces in platinum and 100 pieces each in white gold and red gold.