This Paneral watch was inspired by 1940s and 1950s editions, all of them share the same DNA. The Panerai Radiomir 1940 Tourbillon GMT Oro Rosso PAM558 is a limited edition watch.
The P2005 that equipped the Panerai Radiomir 1940 Tourbillon GMT Oro Rosso PAM558 is not new – which doesn’t mean it is not a piece of interest. We already covered it when Panerai introduced the Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica. It comes with an unusual 30-second tourbillon that rotates perpendicular to the balance, when a classical tourbillon does its rotation on its axis and in one minute.
Talking about mechanics, the front shows also some interesting features, with a GMT hand located on the central axis, a second time-zone at 3 and a small second at 9 . The GMT hand can be adjusted by one-hour increments directly by the screwed crown, without disturbing the seconds or the minutes. The dial comes with Panerai’s iconic sandwich structure. The Panerai Radiomir 1940 Tourbillon GMT Oro Rosso PAM558 has a nicely grained face, with a brown satin sunburst finish.
Moving to the case, collectors won’t be disturbed as it presents the classical Radiomir 1940 shape – meaning large lugs and a case without the crown protection of the Luminor models. This the transitional shape between the two iconic models of the brand, the old Radiomir and the more modern 1950’s Luminor. It is here made of 18k red gold and has a quite impressive 48mm diameter. Not the most discreet combination. However, the brown dial and strap with this gold case are highly elegant and warm.