Panerai PAM00572- Radiomir 1940 3 Days pic courtesy of www.qpmagazine.com Panerai P.4000 movement pic courtesy of www.qpmagazine.com
I first saw the new Panerai PAM00572 on QP Magazine.com written by Tracy Llewellyn. It’s amazing how many different Panerai references that were released at SIHH 2014 that weren’t officially announced or on the Panerai website. They are always full of surprises and leave us wanting more every time.
The Panerai PAM00572 is another official release and is the first Panerai watch in a 1940’s stainless steel case with an automatic P.4000 in- house 3 day movement. This watch will be available in both stainless steel as well as 18k rose gold. The case is 45mm and made out of stainless steel , has a sandwich dial with all 4 Panerai numbers and a sub seconds hand next to the 9. Personally, I wish this watch was 47 mm and didn’t have the seconds hand but this watch makes me hopeful that it’s on the way.
The stainless steel 1940’s case is equipped with the P.4000 in-house 3 Day movement with a tungsten micro-rotor while the 18k rose gold 1940’s case with be fitted with the same movement with an 18k gold micro-rotor. With the Panerai 1940’s case, one can feel sophisticated while having a heritage piece at the same time. The P.4000 is the newest calibre automatic movement for Panerai and provides strength and reliability.
Even though the 1940’s case is fairly new in it’s relevancy in the Panerai collection, we are in a dawning of a new age of Panerai watches with brand new in house movements with the style and heritage of a different time that we have seen before.