Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso

Paneristi, take note: available in a breitling replica sale limited set of 300 pieces, the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso is as elegant as it is simple. In true Panerai style, its name is a mouthful, but it tells you everything you need to know about the watch. Let’s break it down and review.

The Radiomir 1940 collection takes its name from Panerai’s original involvement with the Italian Navy. In the 1930s the brand made divers’ watches for navy commandos, using a luminous substance, known as “radiomir,” on the dial. In recent years, the Panerai Radiomir 1940 collection has been defined by elegant watches and minimalist dials; the cases are polished to highlight their metals, and there are none of the Panerai-signature crown protectors found on many of the brand’s other models.Panerai PAM570 Back 560

The watch gets the “3 Days” part of its moniker from its power reserve. Ref. PAM00570 (as the new watch is otherwise known) has a 72-hour power reserve, using two barrels to achieve the full three days of energy. Its caliber, P.3001/10, is hand wound, so that means a little more work for the wearer. But  replica rolex for men it’s worthwhile when you can turn the watch over and watch the wind decrease gradually, thanks to an arc-shaped power-reserve indicator on the back of the skeletonized movement.

Like all of its Radiomir 1940 brethren, the PAM00570 has a small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock; like some of its brethren, there’s also a date aperture at 3 o’clock. But the “GMT” in its name is thanks to its other function: an arrow-shaped, second-time-zone hand, mounted underneath the hour and minutes at the center of the dial. wLastly, there’s “Oro Rosso,” or “red gold” in Italian. The PAM00570 has a 47-mm-wide case made of 5nPt rose gold. This alloy has a higher percentage of copper than some rose golds, in addition to a small amount of platinum, which slows the process of oxidization. The bezel has been polished. Within the case, there’s a brown dial with a sunburst finish. The dial itself uses Panerai’s usual two-level construction, with luminous material from the lower level visible through cut-outs in the brown top layer.

The P.3001/10 caliber has been nicely finished, with skeletonized barrels and bridges. The bridges have a brushed finish. The watch has a brown alligator strap with a rose-gold buckle. It is water resistant to 50 meters. The Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso costs $31,800. If you get your hands on one of the 300 pieces in the limited edition, you get to be the one forcing tag heuer replica watches  people to say the watch’s name in full.

 

The Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture Gets 2 New Looks

For years, one of the breitling replica for men signatures of Ulysse Nardin has been its fine GMT watch. The Dual Time models have a legible dial with just two center-mounted hands, making for a simple, intuitive reading of the time in multiple locations. In 2014, the brand re-released the Dual Time with an important advancement: an in-house movement produced in UN’s Le Locle factory. At this year’s Baselworld, the brand added two more versions of the Dual Time Manufacture, including a nautically-themed limited edition.UN Dual Time Manufacture LE soldier 560

Both new versions of the Dual Time Manufacture come in a 42-mm gold case. It is water resistant to 30 meters. The watches maintain the dial layout of their predecessors: local time is shown by the center-mounted hour and minutes hands, with small seconds at 6 o’clock. A labeled “home time” porthole is found at 9 o’clock. The big date shows in paired windows at 2 o’clock. A minutes track is detailed around the flange.

Beyond the great readability of the dial, though, the best feature of the Dual Time is how easy it is to set. Via the pushers on the left side of the case, you can adjust the hands for local time in a jiffy. Not only can you set the local time either forward or backward, but the date display will switch in either direction as you adjust the local time. This eliminates one of the main difficulties that horological jet-setters run into, especially when datelines get crossed.

The first of the new Dual Time Manufacture versions has more in keeping with last year’s models. It has an ivory dial which nicely offsets the gold of the case. Like the previous versions, it has baton-shaped hour markers – though for the first time it adds a “12” at the top of the dial. The partly skeletonized hands echo the shape of the indexes. It comes on a brown leather strap with a folding buckle.

The other new version, however, makes more significant modifications to the look of the Dual Time. Tied to UN’s nautical roots, this is certainly a marine watch. It has a deep blue dial with a rope motif. The three-dimensional, pointed hour markers, faceted and in varying sizes, almost look like nautical pennants. These  best replica rolex too are recalled in the shape of the pointed hands, which graduate outward towards their ends. The “home time” label on the 9-o’clock window has also been replaced by “dual time” – perhaps acknowledging that a seaman may not be so tied to a single idea of home. The watch comes on a blue leather strap with a folding buckle.

Through the back of either Dual Time Manufacture you can see Caliber UN-334. It has a silicon escapement beating at 4 Hz. It runs in 49 jewels. It is an automatic movement.

The new Dual Time Manufacture models are both priced at $26,500. The difference between them, though, is in exclusivity: only 500 pieces of the blue version will be produced, but the ivory/brown tag heuer replica watches model has no production limit.

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