The first Panerai chronograph was first introduced in 1943, and it was the Radiomir Mare Nostrum, created for the Italian navy’s deck officer. It is now overpriced and couldn’t find that one as a replica. Luckily, I was able to find the replica for the newest chronograph. This watch is part of the 1940 Radiomir line. Launched in 2014, this Panerai definitely has a more retro feel than the other creations. These vintage inspired chronographs are available in three colors: rose gold, silver and black. I chose the silver one because it was the one that had the most appeal to me.
This Radiomir Panerai replica features a cushion shape and has simple, elegant lines. It’s a limited edition watch, which makes it even more unique. Comparing it with the other designs, it’s obvious that, with this one, they’re trying something different, and I must say I really like it. I’ve always been a fan of Panerai designs, but this one is the best yet.
As I was mentioning, there are three versions of this model: Oro Bianco, Platino and Oro Rosso. The Platino version one is by far my favorite, and that’s why I chose to buy this one. It feels less crowded than the other, even if there aren’t many differences between their elements. The dial is ivory, and it features luminous dot hour markers. This combination gives it a vintage feel. The hands feature a syringe style. Both these and the tachymeter scale accentuate the vintage feel.
Panerai Radiomir 1940 replica looks almost flawless and that’s hard to get, even for a high-quality replica watch. It has all the details you will find on an original, with one exception, the strap color. Even so, it’s a great timepiece. The movements are accurate and it keeps great time.