The chronographs that every Paneristi was expecting were finally unveiled this week. Three fascinating chronograph references in precious metals had been added to Panerai's Special Editions collection. The Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Platino PAM 518 is fitted with a platinum case measuring 45mm in diameter, screw-down flat winding crown, polished chronograph pushers and a gorgeous vintage looking ivory dial with luminous dots, pulsometer scale, minute chapter ring and chronograph blued hands. The dial is perfectly balanced with a running seconds register at 9 and a 30-minute chrono register at 3 o'clock. This new Panerai along with the other two chronographs that were presented this week, is fitted with a Minerva manual wound movement Panerai OP XXV calibre with 22 jewels, Glucydur balance, swan’s neck regulator and the movement provides a power reserve of 55 hours while beating at a frequency of 18,000 vph. The movement is fully visible via the display case back and a real treat for the eyes. To enhance the vintage appearance of this Radiomir 1940, Panerai decided to fit the line with plexiglass instead of sapphire crystals and a nicely finished brown alligator strap with white gold buckle. The Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Platino PAM 518 is only available in a limited edition of 50 pieces.
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