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


The PAM561 includes a fully polished case that’s not quite as striking as exteriors with switching finishings may be: it really is a polished mass of steel without any sharp angles, complicated corners and edges, or especially fascinating details everywhere. It is your bog-standard Luminor case that’s attractive as a whole and at a glimpse, but maybe not for its selfishly complicated intricacies.Of the two minor details I’d nevertheless point out which go beyond mere proportions, first is the way the four corners of the midst instance are curved downwards, which takes the borders of the corners away and leaves them better complement the curved dial and bezel. The next is the profile of the crown shield – not something many will consider. Its underside side is totally flat to keep it high over the wrist as you can (though occasionally, it does dig into the skin), although its upper part is tilted upwards, towards the wearer. This, you don’t necessarily realize when looking at the watch at a slight angle, but it will add more sophistication to this over-60-year-old army design.Speaking of the part, strangely enough, Panerai chose to add a fully satin-finished crown shield on the completely polished case. This isn’t something that could stand out immediately at first look, but after seen was not something I could quite get used to within the couple weeks together with the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561. This aesthetic element is sort of similar to an exaggerated spin on alternating finishing. I’ll state that, from afar, I found it possibly adds a higher quality look than that which the PAM561 could have had with a polished crown shield to go with the reflective case. It is not a maker or breaker of this aesthetics but rather something that I believe is a bit strange at first, but ultimately, justified.

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 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.