New Watch: Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso

The Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso. Source: Panerai

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.

The Basics

  • 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

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The Movement

  • 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

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Getting One

  • Availability: Limited edition of 200 pieces
  • Price: $25,800

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