Panerai Unveils Radiomir 1940 42mm with New P.1000 Movement That Just Might Be a Ladies’ Watch (with Pricing)

Slated to be officially introduced at Watches&Wonders 2015, the new Radiomir 1940 3 Days is 42mm, and paired with a lime green strap on the steel version. And it’s also the first model equipped with the new P.1000 movement featuring a zero-reset stop seconds.

A year ago Panerai brought us the Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare 3 Days Acciaio PAM587, a replica of the transitional model that formed the bridge between the Radiomir and Luminor wristwatches. Now at Watches&Wonders 2015, the Radiomir 1940 will be introduced in a completely new guise with the Radiomir 1940 3 Days 42mm, offered in steel (PAM574) or red gold (PAM575). Though the 42mm size was available previously in the form of the PAM512 and PAM513 (which used a movement made by Piaget), the new models are distinguished two elements: the pale green Super-Luminova instead of the more masculine faux-vintage lume, and also by a new in-house movement, the P.1000. The Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio 42mm PAM00574 in steel has a black dial, with a lime green alligator strap. Being a brand with masculinity and military heritage built into its DNA, Panerai does not explicitly mention it is a ladies’ watch, but as the saying goes, if looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck…

More traditional is the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso 42mm PAM00575, with a black dial and a black strap. 

The Radiomir 1940 42mm is powered by the P.1000, a hand-wound movement with twin barrels that give it a three day power reserve. One of the smallest movements Panerai manufactures, the P.1000 has a zero-reset stop seconds: when the crown is pulled to set the time, the seconds hand returns to zero and stops, resuming only when the crown is pushed back in.

The Radiomir 1940 42mm in steel is €7400 or S$10,900, while the red gold version is €17,600 or S$25,900. Singapore dollar prices include 7% tax.

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