A new watch celebrates the remarkable association between Officine Panerai and its most loyal supporters: the Radiomir 1940 3 Days – 47mm “Paneristi Forever”, a Special Edition with the Radiomir 1940 case in DLC-coated steel with the inscription Paneristi Forever engraved on the back. It is dedicated to all enthusiasts of the brand, and in particular to those who belong to the community which for 13 years has interacted every day on the site www.paneristi.com.
It was in September 2000 that admirers of Panerai watches first found the ideal platform for expressing and sharing their own passion on the site www.paneristi.com, which had recently been created by an English enthusiast. Since then, the online community has gathered many thousands of connoisseurs who have spontaneously created one of the most remarkable cults for a watch brand, with millions of visits to the site each month to share stories, photographs and information, and to ask and respond to questions. The forum hosted on the site is moderated by a group of coordinators who are completely independent of the brand, and it attracts enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
The new Radiomir 1940 3 Days – 47mm “Paneristi Forever” is a Special Edition of only 500 units, with a vintage appeal arising from the many details of the watch inspired by the historic Panerai models. The Radiomir 1940 case has the same form as the historic one that was transitional between the Radiomir and the Luminor, and it has the same diameter of 47 mm that was adopted for the first Panerai prototype in 1936.
For the first time, the Radiomir 1940 case appears with a matt black finish, produced by a DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) coating on the steel structure. The black dial is of sandwich construction with minimalist graphics. On it are the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and, in relief at 6 o’clock, the image of a Siluro a Lenta Corsa, the human torpedo on which the commandos of the Italian Navy carried out their epic attacks with Panerai instruments on their wrists. Toughness, reliability and maximum legibility are ensured by compliance with the historic standards of the brand.
The P.3000 movement of the new Radiomir 1940 3 Days – 47mm “Paneristi Forever” will completely satisfy the expectations of the brand’s most demanding enthusiasts. The hand-wound calibre with a power reserve of three days is completely designed and created in the Officine Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel. It has two spring barrels connected in series and a large balance wheel (13.2 mm in diameter) which oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. It also has the device which enables the hour to be adjusted without interfering with the running of the minute and seconds hands.
The Radiomir 1940 3 Days – 47mm “Paneristi Forever” (PAM00532) is water-resistant to 10 atmospheres (about 100 metres) and it is supplied with a strap made of natural, untreated leather.
Model: Radiomir 1940 3 Days – 47mm – Paneristi Forever
Unique edition of 500 units
Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.3000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16½ lignes, 5.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur ® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc ® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 160 components.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds.
Case, dial & strap
Case: Diameter 47 mm, steel with special hard black coating. Screw-down winding crown personalised OP.
Bezel: Steel with special hard black coating.
Back: Screw, steel. “Paneristi Forever” engraved.
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds at 9 o’clock.
Crystal: Sapphire, made from corundum, 1.8 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 10 bar (~ 100 metres).
Strap: PANERAI personalised leather strap and trapezoidal matt steel buckle with special hard black coating.