When Panerai had to match the evolving needs of the Italian Navy in 1940, for whom the Panerai Radiomir was initially made, their creators began to work on making a fresh and better casing for their Radiomir timepieces. The Panerai Radiomir 1940 Acciaio is a stunning exhibit of what they managed. The 42 mm polished steel case is the silhouette of a cushion, made better by the black face and dials and indicators which have a more intense color.
Due to the stunning hand wound P.999/1 in-house movement, the Radiomir 1940 is quite little in width and also in thickness too. Although many of Panerai’s watches have been getting thicker and larger as of late the vastly more retro Panerai Radiomir 1940 is as authentic as they come.
This is a wrist watch that melts seamlessly into the wrist, with stunningly good looks that retracts beautifully beneath the sleeve when you have taken a look at the time. It's an almost surprising new direction for the company. Don't panic though if you are into the larger models, the Radiomir 1940 also has a less retro and more macho 47mm model.
The Laboratorio di Idee is above all shown in the Research & Development Department where all the knowledgeable projects are made and perfected by the abilities of the craftsmen and engineers who add to the knowledge and perfection of design needed by the top specifications in the area. These 50 highly skilled workers perform tasks linked to the design department, still based in Italy. This takes inspiration from the stories of the company’s past, therefore making sure that every new creation here falls in line with the unmistakable Panerai aesthetic.
In putting together Panerai watches, total accuracy and a high level of technicality are necessary. The best type of this is to be found in the brand’s Atelier Haute Horlogerie, the area of the factory where the best of all Master Watchmakers are able to see the most complex, esteemed calibres to existence.
The stage of creating and changing the movements is extremely vital in ensuring the peak level of accuracy of the timepiece. It is carried out by hand and, in terms of the most complex calibres, it takes the top skills of a Master Watchmaker using only the tools of the Atelier Haute Horlogerie. Indeed, this area of the Panerai Manufacture is home to the creation of top movements that are created with the most amazing, complex complications. Here, everything is created and tweaked by hand.
All in all, the Panerai Radiomir 1940 range has the name’s basic principles of quality, dedication and innovation at its heart. Mixing classical concepts of looks with engineering beauty of the highest order, Panerai Radiomir 1940 are some of the most stunning watches on the globe. When it comes to the Panerai Radiomir 1940 family, watch lovers across the world always stay true to this most loved and respected of collections due to its super high levels of quality and design.