Panerai Launches Radiomir 1940 48mm Dual Time Zone Tourbillon Red Gold Watch

The Radiomir 1940 Tourbillon GMT Oro Rosso 48mm dual time zone tourbillon red gold watch is limited to 30 pieces worldwide and is presented to the world’s advanced sports watch enthusiasts.

   The tourbillon speed regulating device, which was born two centuries ago, is one of the most precise and detailed functions in advanced watchmaking technology. The purpose is to reduce the effect of gravity on the speed of pocket watch balance. The escapement of the traditional tourbillon watch continuously rotates around the axis to reduce the swing speed error caused by the gravity. The Panerai P.2005 calibre places the balance wheel and escapement in a tourbillon frame. The frame rotates around the central axis perpendicular to the balance wheel, and does not rotate in the traditional parallel manner. The traditional tourbillon frame takes one minute to make one rotation, and the Panerai P.2005 movement frame takes one full revolution to take only 30 seconds. Although these two changes are simple, revolutionary innovations subvert the watchmaking process, more effectively compensate for the accuracy of the watch, and the watch rotates more evenly. Through the transparent sapphire crystal of the case back, the beauty of the tourbillon is fully visible. The hollow small dial of the dial can also see the tourbillon rotation.

   The P.2005 movement of the new Radiomir 1940 limited edition watch not only uses the tourbillon speed adjustment device, but also has a second time zone and 24-hour function. It uses a specially-designed central hand to display the time in the second time zone. The dial has am, pm (upper and afternoon) displays, and the hour hand can be adjusted by beating every hour. It does not affect the operation of the minute hand and the watch, which facilitates the calibration of international time. There are three barrels on the watch, which are manually wound. The power reserve can be up to 6 days. The power reserve display is located on the back of the case.

   The Radiomir 1940 case is 48 mm in diameter and is made of 5Npt red gold. 5Npt red gold is an alloy containing a high proportion of red copper, showing a mild and elegant red-gold color. A certain proportion of platinum is injected into the alloy to prevent metal oxidation. The lugs and case are cast from the same piece of metal and are integrally formed. The polished wide bezel is paired with a transparent sapphire crystal glass surface, and the brown dial surface is satiné soleil. Numerous functions. The dial adopts a sandwich structure. Super-LumiNova® luminous material is coated between the two overlapping sheets. Its light is transparent from the hollow-out hour markers on the top sheet.

   Radiomir 1940 Tourbillon GMT Oro Rosso 48mm dual time tourbillon red gold watch (PAM00558) is water-resistant to 5 bar (about 50 meters), with a brown alligator leather strap and red gold buckle engraved with the Panerai logo.

Special Edition 30 pieces
Movement Panerai P.2005 manual winding mechanical movement, completely developed by Panerai, 16¼ francs, 9.1 mm thick, 31 stones, Glucydur® balance wheel, vibrates 28,800 times per hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. 6-day power reserve, three barrels. 239 parts.
Functions hour, minute, small seconds, second time zone, 24-hour display, power reserve display on the back, tourbillon.
Case diameter 48 mm, 18K polished red gold. The screw-down winding crown is engraved with the Panerai logo.
Bezel 18K polished red gold.
Case back with clear sapphire crystal.
Dial brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. 24-hour display at 3 o’clock, small seconds and tourbillon display at 9 o’clock.
Crystal glass Sapphire crystal glass, made of corundum, 1.5 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistant to 5 bar (about 50 meters).
Alligator leather strap with PANERAI logo engraved on the strap with adjustable 18K polished red gold buckle.