New Watch: Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rossoby
Watches&Wonders (Hong Kong) -- With the Radiomir 3 Day GMT Oro Rosso, Panerai shows its refined side. The red gold case has thin wire lugs and a faceted crown, all complemented by an iridescent blue dial and matching blue alligator strap. However, along with the good looks is a healthy dose of functionality in the form of a slim GMT hand for tracking a second timezone, a date window, and luminescent markers for those late nights out. It's a total package, with a skeletonized in-house movement lurking under the surface. It's the wristwatch equivalent of a runway model that kickboxes and reads Camus on the weekends.
First Thoughts: Panerai's heritage can be traced back to a nineteenth-century Florentine watch dealer who went on to supply the Italian Navy with watches and dive instruments. This is northern Italian insouciance meets battle-tested wrist wear, but not everything is all about black dials and stainless steel cases. It's tough to call any 47mm watch a "dress watch," but this is about as dressed up as a sports watch can get. The blue dial and red gold case are a perfect pair that works very well in this silhouette.
Cocktail Party Fact: Over the last few years, Panerai has been ramping up its in-house movement development and production in a serious way. The brand opened a new manufacture in Neuchâtel, Switzerland just last year and is using fewer and fewer brought-in movements, even in its entry level offerings. The P.3001/10 caliber here is a skeletonized and highly-finished version of the P.3000 movement with the addition of the GMT function. It's one of Panerai's most beautiful calibers to date.
- Case Diameter: 47mm
- Case Thickness: 14.46mm
- Case Materials: Red gold, sapphire caseback
- Dial: Blue with luminous numerals and hour
- Strap: Blue alligator with red gold buckle
- Complications: GMT and date, power reserve indicator on the movement itself
- Reference Number: PAM00598
- Caliber: P.3001/10 in-house movement
- Parts: 207
- Power Reserve: Three days
- Winding: Manually-wound
- Finishing: Skeletonized movement, featuring open bridges with chamfered and polished edges, brushed finished, and other traditional hand-finishing across the entire movement
- Availability: Limited edition of 200 pieces
- Price: $25,800
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