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


Should you want this motion and case size but with classic styling, the PAM590 is the choice, but the P.5000 comes in the 45mm Radiomir case for the same cost (CHF 5,700). All this is to say you’ve got an unusually high number of alternative choices to the PAM561 which makes it easier (or more difficult?) To find one that matches your taste more. Add to this the countless strap options and you do have a ton of variants — perhaps a few too many, even.Overall, the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is an enjoyable, maybe exciting watch at the Panerai Luminor secure and I wouldn’t mind wearing for an even more extended time period. This mentioned, I do not believe it’s everything going for it to be a keeper, more like a refreshing addition which you wear and then sell to move onto another Panerai that tickles your fancy — because that is often how it functions, which is not necessarily a bad thing.The use of materials in innovative and beneficial ways is the current “space race” in modern mechanical watches, also Panerai wishes to show that it is no slouch in this arena. The brand-new-for-2017 Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700 watch uses different substances in its motion that have reduced friction to a minimum. In fact, the brand claims that this reduction of friction must allow the motion to be “guaranteed for 50 years” due to the fact it doesn’t require lubrication. I will get into the particulars of it a little bit longer, but it is a fascinating development that just 50 people will get to enjoy for now, because that is the variety of bits that will be reached in this limited edition run.The Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700 watch is able to create its own 50-year guarantee due to four innovations utilized in the new P.3001/C Calibre motion. The first of these innovations is the use of sterile lubricated barrels, in which both mainspring barrels have a multi-layer coating using a final coating of DLC. Then, there is the silicon escapement which is predominantly made of silicon and also features an uppermost coating of DLC.

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.