Panerai Radiomir 1940

The Officine Panerai Radiomir 1940 is a refined interpretation of their classic watches that were born out of creating timepieces for the Italian navy. The Radiomir incorporates distinctive features including a large dial and luminescent numbers and hands allowing the watch to be easily viewable at night and under water. At the time, these features were essential for military use, but have now become minimum standards that we are so familiar with today.

References to history, contemporary high-end watchmaking, Italian design and Swiss manufacture combine to create unique and immediately recognisable timepieces.

The lines of the Radiomir 1940 illustrate an exemplary purity and simplicity of the Panerai design, which is the result of a dedicated process of design and manufacture. The form and appearance of both the case and the dial is closely linked to the function of the watch. Panerai’s aesthetic can be likened to a timeless style representative of the Thirties and Forties. The emergence of the Modern Movement in those periods revolutionised architecture and design. Like other icons of its time, the Radiomir 1940 is a classic of modernity which, many decades after its creation, continues to impress and excite.

The new Radiomir 1940 comes in a number of dial size choices available in steel, red gold and ceramic in 3-day or 10-day power reserves, making them the ideal choice for all enthusiasts looking for a watch with pure lines and a strong personality, versatile and suitable to every situation.

Chris Chasseaud

Chris is the Style & Features Editor at Ape to Gentleman, and one of the UK's leading style commentators. Having worked in the fashion and design world for his entire career he's well placed to deliver sartorial advice.