Pre-SIHH 2016: PaneraiWritten by Alvin Wong
The new Radiomir 1940 4 Days Automatic may bear the year from which the collection’s inspired, but the look is totally refreshing and modern, thanks to its pristine new face. For those who are wondering about the 1940 reference, you can find it on the large black hour markers and small seconds counter at ‘9’, which recalls Panerai watches from the 1940s.
Handsome demeanour aside, the watch is powered by the brand’s in-house P.4000 movement, which features a micro-rotor and twin-barrels for three-day power reserve. Available in a stainless steel case with untreated leather strap.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.