The low weight of the Radiomir 3 Days Automatic Titanio 1940, in combination with the wrist-length-orientated contours and flat design of the titanium housing, provides maximum comfort. The new housing dimensions are made possible by the use of the automatic calibre P.4000 with decentralised rotor. As an independently designed movement it creates the link between the history of the brand and the cutting-edge developments in the OFFICINE PANERAI watch manufacturer.
In the 1930’s and 40’s, in the former Florentine watchmaking workshop of Guido Panerai there originated various design elements which were intended to optimise the timepiece for the operations of the Italian navy. The PAM 619 is inspired by these inventions and in particular by the development of the Radiomir.
The large, dark brown dial of the PAM00619 is a simple design that has the advantage of making it easy to read the markers in an instant. The bright Superluminova markings stand out clearly against the dark background – an effect which is supported by the dial's sandwich construction, which is characteristic of OFFICINE PANERAI. Even in low light conditions the fluorescent markings can be easily read off the dial. This model has a small second with a separate dial, in keeping with the brand's tradition, this is next to the 9 o'clock position.
As early as the 1940’s, the Radiomir's stainless steel case strap, including the lugs, was milled from a block. These and a number of other improvements have served to increase its durability. The effects of water pressure during the missions of the navy divers, especially at great depth, placed high demands on the time piece. The quest for extreme stability continued with the use of titanium for the preparation of the case of the PAM00619. This material combines excellent technical properties. Neither air nor sea water corrodes the precious metal. Titanium is hypoallergenic and yet comfortably lightweight. These advantages are combined in the 45mm housing of the PAM 619, which pays homage to the classic lines of the Radiomir 1940, but is exceptionally flat due to the new P.4000 movement.
Due to the elegant technical solution of the off-centre arranged micro-rotor, the Panerai automatic calibre P.4000 reaches a thickness of just 3.95mm. The glass caseback allows a view of the small flywheel which winds up the barrels in both directions. Tailored to the PAM 619, this is made of tungsten alloy with relief decoration. It is also possible to see the protective bridge and the Glucydur®-balance which swings at 4 Hz and which is driven by means of two serially-connected barrels for at least three days of use after full winding.