This model's sleek design, ensured by the innovative automatic mechanism and micro rotor, fits neatly in the 45mm diameter casing of the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic Acciaio. One of the very first models created in the image of the Radiomir 1940, this PAM 572 carries the inscription 'Automatic'. Exhibited clearly in the smart lines of the dial and the smart linear shaping is the design history of what was once a diver’s watch reflected in this timepiece.
Through the cooperation between Guido PANERAI and Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Montres Rolex SA, both the casing and the calibre from Rolex have been used as inspiration in developing these first models. Over the course of time, the Florence based manufacturers have successfully brought together the fine art of watchmaking craftsmanship together with technological manufacture. Today, it's OFFICINE PANERAI who has raised the bar in technological standards.
The casing of this PANERAI clearly reflects the adaptations made to the 1940 Radiomir model. With robust lugs having replaced the previous element, even the wind-up crown had been redesigned in order to ensure the watch kept time accurately for the duration of navy missions. These characteristics now lend this PAM 572 its unique design, recognisable to watch connoisseurs the world over. Ensuring optimal comfort for the wearer, the body of this watch is shaped to meet the natural curve of the wrist.
Through the use of this luminous substance, patented in 1916, Radiomir succeeded in ensuring the time could be easily read, even in low-visibility conditions. The sandwich construction, as well as the minimalist design of the dial, intensify this effect. Combined aesthetically with the colour of the early luminous elements are the sand-toned hour markers on this watch, which also illuminate when visibility is poor. The hands on the PAM00572 as well as the small seconds, located at the 9 o'clock position, follow this colour scheme. Both classic and modern at the same time, the matt-black dial stands out against the back-drop of the polished stainless-steel bezel and casing. Rounding off this sophisticated Italian design is a black alligator-leather strap with sand-coloured stitching. If you've been a long-time admirer of the clear-cut Radiomir 1940 design, but longed for an automatic watch, you have found your ideal time piece with this PAM 572.
The mechanical automatic mechanism P.4000 contains a decentralised micro rotor, ensuring the calibre is smaller, yet powerful, at only 3.95mm in size. The balance in this model has been made of tungsten, matching perfectly the stainless-steel casing. The finished piece works at a rate of 28,800 alternations per hour. Complete with a Glucydur® balance as well as KIF Parechoc® lugs, the two spring-barrels located adjacently to one another also ensure this watch has a power reserve of three days. The large, decorative bridge lends the model even greater stability. This feat of manufacturing can be admired through the sapphire-glass base of the casing.