SIHH 2014: Panerai PAM 518 Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Platino
by Kyle Stults on January 20, 2014
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Panerai PAM 518 Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Platino

New Panerai chronograph design in 45mm case.   The PAM 528 is platinum case, limited edition of 50.  Ivory dial, sandwich, with simple baton or dot hour markers.   The movement of the new Radiomir 1940 Chronograph is the OP XXV calibre, developed on a Minerva 13-22 base.  Also offered in rose gold PAM 519 (limited edition 100) and white gold PAM 520 (limited edition 100).

Panerai PAM 518 Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Platino

Limited edition 50 pieces

45mm polished platinum case, plexiglas crystal, Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with two counters, tachymeter scale, Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXV calibre (55 hrs power reserve)

Panerai PAM 518 Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Platino Dial Closeup

In the new chronograph the Radiomir 1940 case, 45 mm in diameter, has the simple, elegant lines developed by Panerai in about 1940, the time when the classic cushion case with the wire loop strap attachments of the first Radiomir started to acquire the more massive proportions of the Luminor 1950 case. Every detail of the 1940 case has a polished finish, including the two push-buttons controlling the chronograph functions, the cylindrical winding crown and the bezel. This bezel frames a crystal made of Plexiglas®, a material similar to that used in the original models created by Panerai for the Royal Italian Navy.

Panerai PAM 518 Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Platino Caseback