Today Panerai officially pulled the covers off its new Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso (PAM00570). This is a Panerai “Special Edition” which means that production is limited — 300 pieces, in this instance. The watch is as attractive from the back as it is the front.
It has a 47mm red gold (“oro rosso”) case and brown “sandwich” dial with a goregous satiné soleil finish on top. Done in the characteristic Panerai style, there is a small seconds at 9 o’clock and date aperture at 3 o’clock; the arrow-shaped central hand indicates the second time zone, hence the engraved letters “GMT” at six o’clock. A distinction of the “Radiomir 1940″ case is its thicker, more typical lugs as compared to the wire loop lugs on traditional “Radiomir” cases.