Introduced earlier this year, the PAM 655 is the very first Radiomir 1940 to feature a white dial. There have been other white-dialed Panerai watches, but never one with this silhouette. This is the biggest change to the Panerai Radiomir 1940 Replica since the switch from manually-wound to automatic movements back in 2014. At the same time, the standard size for the family increased to 45mm, though this was not a direct result of the movement swap . There is now a healthy mix of sizes, ranging from the 42mm we have here up to 48mm for some of the more specialized pieces. And, no, the white dial isn’t replacing the classic black dial – it’s just another option.
Other than this color differences, the layout of the Panerai Replica Watches Radiomir 1940 remains otherwise unchanged. Large Arabic numerals punctuate the dial except for the space at 9 o’clock, which is reserved for a small seconds display. In this version, the hands have been filled with lume the distinct color of faux-patina, as have the small dots marking the hours. It’s worth noting that the white dial is not a sandwich dial – the numerals are black and are printed right on the white base. Altogether, the Panerai Replica Swiss Movement looks a little lighter and jauntier than its black-dialed brethren. It’s also more legible and easier to read at a quick glance due to the higher contrast.
On the wrist, the 42mm stainless steel case is predictably comfortable. I’ve never given much thought to the size of Radiomir 1940 Fake Panerai watches – even the larger models – because I have quite large wrists. Panerai has also been honing their cushion-shaped case since the 1930s which probably doesn’t hurt. That said, I’ve been desperately waiting for Panerai to make the Radiomir 1940 slimmer, and luckily the new models come in at just under 11mm tick. The case shape itself has not changed much, the lugs are still straight, and all angles have been fully polished, but the overall proportions feel a lot more natural than before.
Powering the watch is Panerai’s P.4000 caliber. This manufacture movement was the first automatic caliber fitted inside a Radiomir 1940. It was also the company’s first movement with a decentralized oscillating weight, allowing it to clock in at just 3.95mm thick. It still provides great shock resistance thanks to a balance bridge securing the balance at two points and it delivers 72 hours of power reserve. The finishing is minimal, which isn’t entirely shocking on a sport Swiss Panerai Watches like this. The mainplate is lightly brushed, while the tungsten rotor is engraved. Oh yeah, and it’s water resistant to 100 meters.
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 42mm; Case: Radiomir 1940, 42 x 11mm, cushion-shaped, stainless steel, fully polished; Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds off-center. Movement: manufacture made, caliber P.4000, fully automatic, 3.95mm thin, beating at 4Hz, 70-hour power reserve. Strap: natural leather.