Panerai Presents The Contemporary Radiomir Quaranta In Goldtech
The Goldtech Radiomir Quaranta was unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2023
For over a century, the Panerai family legacy has been intertwined with precision instruments made to accompany the Italian military in their exploits. Commissioned by the Royal Italian Navy, Guido Panerai’s Radiomir, a radium based substance that illuminates for visibility in the dark – that began it all when it was patented in 1916.
An archival receipt shows that the Panerai Radiomir prototype was presented in 1935, and over the years, the sandwich construction has been progressively adjusted and is currently made of only two superimposed plates. This is massively improved in the new Goldtech Radiomir Quaranta.
Other improvements seen include the crown-protecting device, and a new luminous substance, the Luminor. A watch produced strictly for the military, the forces used it until the early 1970s, with its designs protected by military secrets. The new timepiece is no different.
A versatile Goldtech Silhouette
A contemporary and versatile Radiomir interpretation, the Radiomir Quaranta, now comes in Panerai Goldtech, expressing the spirit of its original precision through its continuing innovative pursuits but in a new and more premium look and feel.
Debuting at Watches & Wonders 2023 in Geneva, the Radiomir Quaranta Goldtech is set in a polished case, matched with a white sun-brushed dial and a matt brown alligator strap. Goldtech is a gold material developed for the first time by Panerai from a combination of platinum and copper making for an intense red appearance.
Paying Homage To Its Roots
A faithful homage to where it all began, Radiomir Quaranta, is the contemporary interpretation of the Maison’s first-ever watch bringing the look of the legendary navy divers of the 1940s to discerning watch lovers of the modern century. Pared down yet commanding in presence, the Goldtech Radiomir Quaranta features elements distinctly linked to its origins, appealing to connoisseurs who identify with the history and expertise that Panerai is known for.
Technical details include the P.900 calibre, a 4.2mm thick next-generation automatic movement — the first of its size from Panerai to combine the date and three days of power reserve — water-resistance to 3 bar (around 30 metres), which will soon also be available up to 5 bar (about 50 metres) as well as a Panerai Goldtech buckle.
Find out more on the Official Panerai Website.