The New Collection Panerai Quaranta Watch
The debut of the new Radiomir Quaranta in precious metal was also foreshadowing for what we all knew was coming – a full collection of midsized Panerai watches – and Panerai did not make us wait long for them, either. The new Panerai Radiomir Quaranta Replica collection is here with watches in polished steel, proprietary Goldtech, and boutique-exclusive yellow gold.
The new Radiomir Quaranta collection — named quaranta which simply means “forty” in Italian — is exactly what the name implies, a 40mm version of the historic and beloved Radiomir model. The case features a fully polished bezel, wire lugs, mid-case, and a circular-brushed caseback. The gentle curves make the Quaranta watches visually at home on the wrist.
The slender 10.15mm thickness has a major role in this effect. The overall case shape of the Radiomir, especially in this size, feels similar to that of a flat round stone smoothed by thousands of years in the ocean. These sloping cases bend reflections and distort light. In combination with the thin wire lugs, the Cheap Panerai Replica case sits even thinner than its height implies.An unobtrusive conical screw-down winding crown is found at 3 o’clock and is not noticeable on the wrist. Those who wear their watches closer to their hand may experience some rubbing or irritation. However, I quickly found myself forgetting the watch was even on my wrist.
The flush profile sits comfortably on my 6.4-inch wrist and easily slides under the cuff of my sweater All the watches are mounted on semi-matte padded alligator leather straps with branded pin buckles. The Panerai Replica Watches straps are surprisingly supple upon handling.One of the secrets to the elegantly thin case is the automatic mechanical P.900 calibre that is a mere 4.2mm-thick on its own. The P.900 is, essentially, the Baumatic movement from Baume & Mercier, which is one of the luxury group Richemont’s three-hand “in-house” movements.
Nevertheless, the single-barreled automatic movement provides three days of power reserve and beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour, providing adequate timekeeping. The three-day power reserve is a bit disappointing, but it is still sufficiently “weekend proof,” and I prefer a thinner case over a longer power reserve.The entire Quaranta collection is powered by the P.900 (at the time of release), and all feature the same centrally mounted hour and minutes hands, a 9 o’clock sub-seconds dial, and a 3 o’clock date.
The precious metal Radiomir Quaranta First Copy Watches come fitted with a sapphire caseback to view the nicely finished movement, while the steel models are fitted with a solid steel caseback. Despite the solid caseback, the steel models are only rated to an abysmal 30 meters of water resistance at this time, while the precious metal options are rated to 50 meters.
However, the brand clearly states this depth rating will be increased to 50 meters of water resistance soon. While 50 meters is far more water resistance than most wearers would need — especially those keeping the leather strap on — I would like to see these with a minimum of 100 meters of water resistance. The Radiomir is a military dive watch, after all.
The Newest Top Quality Panerai Replica wide dial aperture alters the on-wrist appearance with lighter-colored dials appearing larger than the darker options. The steel-cased models come in four dial colors; black (PAM1294), blue (PAM1293), white (PAM1292), and green (PAM1386). Each is “sun-brushed” to result in a dynamic flash of color that changes in the light.
The black, white, and green dials in steel, and the white dial in GoldTech all feature tan luminous material as part of the sandwich dial construction and handset. While I am normally against the use of “fake patina” it works excellently with these dial colors. The Panerai Replica Buy Now blue dial in steel and the green dial in yellow gold (PAM1437) sport white luminous material.