Hands-On With The Panerai Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare 3 Days Acciaio PAM587 (With Photos And Price) Replica At Lowest Price


Sandwich dials are fun and all, but your first Panerai more than probably had that previously, along with the PAM561 is more like your second or third in the line, as I mentioned previously, in which you do want something fresh in the subtleties that render one Panerai distinct from another. The prominent “8 DAYS” marking above six o’clock describes the P.5000 in-house caliber — but until we proceed to this, just one more word (and my only gripe with the PAM561) on legibility.The black numerals along with the black painted hands using their off-white (but not faux vintage!) Center contrast beautifully against the white dial — the lume pips and the center of the palms turn noticeably green when it’s bright out, the superbly excellent Panerai lume is so powerful. Stay indoors for longer, though, and as the lume sparks (and does not receive much charge from ambient lights), these components go back to being white.Everlastingly good color comparison aside, however, the only two hands on the PAM561 are simply way too short. I noticed that in official images but through the excitement of unpacking a newly received review unit, they soon stood out for me as too brief — and, honestly, I really don’t see why this was essential. The second hand falls way short of this trail it is by definition assumed to reach, along with the hour sometimes just looks “lost” in the sea of white, coming in way too brief to become even remotely close to the outer edge of the dial (it hardly reaches halfway across).Perhaps more and heavier palms could have put extra strain on the motion, but if anything else, an 8-day power reserve movement should have sufficient torque to move them thin and light hands round. I will go so far as to say I would have traded a day or two of power reserve for more hands.With that, on the movement we go: dubbed the P.5000, it’s one of Panerai’s logically expanding range of in-house movements and pretty much the most economical among them.

Panerai‘s history in watchmaking essentially boils down to two models: the wire-lug Radiomir of the thirties and the later Luminor with its signature crown locking mechanism that came in the subsequent decade. But in between the two was a transitional model, essentially a Luminor without the crown locking device. That timepiece is the basis for the whole Radiomir 1940 collection, including the brand new Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare 3 Days Acciaio PAM00587.

Modelled on the Radiomir reference 6152/1, the Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare is feels just like a Luminor 1950 PAM372 with the crown lock mechanism removed. It looks and feels historically correct, right down to the “double pencil” gilt hands.

“Marina Militare” is a phrase that excites many a Panerai Watches Wiki Replica enthusiast as several times in the past Panerai stated, without exceptions, that the phrase would no longer be used on its timepieces as it belonged to the Italian Navy. But “Marina Militare” inexplicably makes its way to the dial here.

As with most of Panerai’s vintage-remake limited editions, the text is engraved and filled with lacquer. And the dial has a sandwich construction, consisting of a lower dial plate covered with luminous material and an upper plate with cutouts for the hour markers.

The case is polished steel and 47 mm in diameter, a high, domed Plexiglas crystal. Though it appears to be a simple form at first glance, the case is carefully shaped, especially in the lugs and flanks. It is obviously made in two steps, first by stamping out the rough form, and then milled to get the details.

Visible on the back is the P.3000 movement. Though finished simply and mechanically  the P.3000 has features that point towards stable, accurate timekeeping, including twin barrels and a large, free-sprung balance wheel.

Notably the Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare features a newly developed leather strap that has the OP logo stamped on both ends of the strap – it looks silly but fortunately Panerai straps are a breeze to swap with thousands of options available.

The Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare is a special edition of 1000 numbered pieces with a price of US$10,100. Panerai typically has a habit of making new editions based on successful, ostensibly limited models, and it remains to be seen if this Radiomir 1940 will be a one-off.