There are a large number of watches displayed at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2013 that can drive you insane by the unique features, amazing complications, human innovative spirit etc. Panerai has a collection of watches representing its creative spirit. Among them, the Radiomir 1940 42mm (PAM00512) is a very pleasing watch creation. Throughout the years from its very first introduction, the Radiomir model has been a preferred choice to go with dress shirts. The features of this Panerai like its onion crown, slim welded strap loops and the alligator straps were always a preferred accessory to go with formal wear. The Radiomir 1940 42mm is the third generation of cases in the collection. It is created by getting rid of the crown protector from the Luminor model. Now, this new model can be used as a sport watch or as a watch to go with your formal dress. The cushion case is holding its head high without the crown protector seen in Luminor. This way, the watch is multifaceted to a certain extent without being overly rugged.
In 2013, Panerai came out with a few versions of Radiomir 1940 novelties. They differ in the material used as well as the dimensions. They are available in two sizes, 47 mm and 42 mm. Again, they are available in two materials as well. PAM00514 comes at 47 mm size, while PAM00515 comes in red gold and both are following the traditional style of Panerai watches. At 42 mm in size, the PAM00512 is a bit more comfortable on your wrists than their bigger counterparts. There have been some complaints about the large size associated with the Panerai watches for some time. This could be an emphatic answer to those people. At 42 mm, this watch would fit perfectly on any wrist size and can join the sports watches of the current times. The PAM00513 or the Oro Rosso version gels with the aesthetics of the design due to the nice contrast between red gold and Radiomir watches.
Are the 47 mm and 42 mm models powered by the same watch movement? No, they are not. The 47 mm Radiomir 1940 watch has a Panerai’s P.3000 caliber managing its operations. It needs to be wound manually and has the ability to run continuously for three days at a time. The 42 mm model is run by the P.999 watch movement. This movement is the slimmest one from the watchmaker and can run continuously for 60 hours at one go. Again, this movement needs to be wound manually. Thus, this PAM00512 model is the thinnest one among all Panerai models. The fact that you can wear the watch with all the dress items in your wardrobe adds a lot more to its charm.
As per the estimates available from Panerai, the watch would sell for $ 8,000 or so. With all the said features and such a good price, the watch is likely to accomplish good sales numbers soon.