For 2016, there’s an emphasis from Panerai replica watches UK on growing its popular Radiomir 1940 collection. There are 4 new GMT models and, as is expected with Panerai, they all retain the classic and bold look from the brand. The 1940 line is essentially a hybrid combination of the Radiomir and Luminor watches, and is popular amongst Paneristi for this reason. New this year are four models featuring the GMT complication. These would also be the first Radiomir 1940 models to feature the GMT complication that aren’t Special Edition pieces – Panerai-speak for limited edition watches. Let’s take a look at the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio and the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic Acciaio watches.
To break things down, there are two distinct versions and each will be available with two different types of dial. The two models in question are the aforementioned Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio fake watches and the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic Acciaio (by the way, acciaio is just Italian for “steel”). Essentially, the difference between the two is that one has a power reserve display on the dial while the other doesn’t. Price difference between the power reserve and non-power reserve models is only $200 so it’s really about the aesthetics for most buyers. Either way, it’s hard to really go wrong.
All four models will feature 45mm steel case replica Panerai watches Radiomir 1940 style cases. Each model also comes in two dial variants, one with what Panerai calls “Paris hobnails” and the other with vertical stripes in relief. The two Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio models are the PAM 627 (with Paris hobnail) and the PAM 657 (with vertical stripes). While the other two Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic Acciaio models are the PAM 628 (with Paris hobnail) and the PAM 658 (with vertical stripes). Personally, I think both add a textural pop to the dial that is brilliant in its simplicity and effective in its execution. Really one of my favorite visual touches from the brand.
The two Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio watches will both be powered by the new P.4001 movement, while the Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic Acciaio watches are powered by the P. 4002. Both the movements are derived from the automatic P.4000 movement. Features of the P.4000 movements include: off-center micro rotor that rotates in both directions; 3-day power reserve stored in two spring barrels linked in series; and a balance-stopping mechanism. As for new functions, there is a date, GMT function, and am/pm indication on the small seconds dial. Both movements are the same, with the exception that the P.4002 has a power reserve where the P.4001 does not. On a visual note, I love how Panerai adds the dodecagonal (12-sided) case back, it really adds such a cool touch.