Famously designed for underwater military operations, the first Radiomir watches were launched in the 1930s, but in the following decade they were given a series of new features that proved hugely popular.
The new timepieces, both limited to just 100 units each, are a homage to these 1940s watches, boasting the same distinctive 47mm steel case and strap attachments formed out of the same block of steel as the case itself.
Other notable features borrowed from the original watches include plexiglas crystal protecting the dial, a round cambered bezel, a cylindrical crown, and a screw-down case back.
The two versions are distinguished by the different materials of the case, each combined with a different dial colour: the Radiomir 1940 (PAM00399) is made of stainless steel (AISI316L) with a polished finish and has a black dial, while the Radiomir 1940 Oro Rosso (PAM00398) with the brown dial is in red gold.
Panerai was founded in Florence, Italy by Giovanni Panerai in 1860.