[: En]Inspired by the dial of one of the pendulum clocks, which in the last century customers could admire in the historic Florentine workshop in Piazza San Giovanni, a new creation of the manufacture was born Panerai with a vintage character: the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio - 47mm.

Available in ivory color version (PAM00791) or black (PAM00790), this new creation stands out for the great simplicity and retro elegance of the dial, with its large numeral indexes printed with a charming art deco font between the minutes a chemin de fer and an innermost ring. Even the tapered, spear-shaped hour and minute hands have a completely new design for Panerai. All the other elements of the new Special Edition are classically Panerai.

The chest Radiomir 1940 of 47 mm in diameter is made of steel AISI 316L, a particularly strong and corrosion-resistant alloy (the watch is water resistant to 10 bar, approximately 100 meters deep), with a fully polished finish and an open case back to admire the in-house movement. The bezel frames a crystal in Plexiglas ®, slightly rounded and inspired by some vintage Panerai models. The strap is made of natural leather, with contrasting beige stitching and engraved OP logo.

The Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio 47mm it is powered by the in-house caliber P.3000, hand-wound with a three-day power reserve, thanks to the use of two barrels. The large sapphire crystal porthole that opens on the back allows you to observe the three satin bridges protecting the mechanisms and the double-supported bridge that firmly welds the 13,2 mm diameter (3 Hz) balance wheel.

The movement P.3000 also offers the device that oversees rapid time adjustment, allowing the hour hand to be moved forward or backward in one-hour increments, without interfering with the advancement of the minute hand and with the running of the clock.

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Since its inception in 1860, the Swiss Watchmaking in Florence was called the historic family workshop Panerai, was the reference retailer of watches for the Florentine aristocracy and upper middle class.

In fact, even before creating the first models for the Royal Italian Navy, the Panerai workshop was selling pocket, wrist, table and splendid clocks from the best manufacturers, and the exceptional assortment of the latter was on display on the first floor of the shop that is still today located in front of the Baptistery of Florence.

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