Panerai offers a hand-wound mechanical timepiece that features the P.3000 calibre executed entirely by the brand. The Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM514 Watch is exceptional in design, aesthetics, and quality. The black dial and luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers are striking from the first look, and crafted in steel, the timepiece is durable and pleasing to the eye.
The timepiece features basics like the Incabloc anti-shock casing that measures 47 mm, and provides the utmost in protection for rugged aptitude. The dial is one that was designed back in 1930, but delivers brightness as well as legibility The case while stainless steel is made of AISI 316L, corrosion resistant and polished to perfection. Allowing the movement to be displayed through the sapphire crystal caseback is really the icing on the cake for this design.
Panerai loves to mix and match their design elements and this watch is no exception. Combining elements from the Radiomir and the Luminor the timepiece features the best of both pieces. While the movement is simple, it is elegant and graceful, operating at a frequency of 21,600 bph, and the 72 hour power reserve. Functionally, the time and date is offered with the movement, allowing for easy time adjustment when traveling, but the date can be a bit trickier.
While the case is wide, it is also very thin and provides a comfortable fit. The timepiece is water resistant up to 100 meters, and is finished with a gorgeous black leather strap. While the signature feature for the brand is missing from this design, it is really not important here as you don’t want to detract from the overall design aspects. Of course the manual wind is not attractive for some folks, it is a great solid daily wear watch.
Panerai has not disappointed with this collection, offering a new bold size and thinner profile. Definitely a great addition for any collector, it also is a solid timepiece that brings reliability and precision as well. So with a reasonable price tag and great look, the brand has delivered another classic collection timepiece for those who love the brand and prefer the heritage pieces. There are some different selections on straps that might bring more color to your wardrobe, but remember black does go with everything and transcends from day to night.