Why is it called a Radiomir 1940 case, when it first was made ​​in the 50 s ?

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Why is it called a Radiomir 1940 case, when it first was made ​​in the 50 s ?

BrisseCph
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Joined: September 2nd, 2010, 6:11 pm

February 2nd, 2013, 10:20 am #1


In the light of the new SIHH 2013 news:

Why is Panerai called the new case Radiomir 1940, when it first was made in the 50 s ?

As I see it, is the new Radiomir 1940 case comparable with the 6152.

I wonder why Panerai makes so much out of their marketing materials to tell relationship with watches that were used during the World War II and the new Radiomir case, that in my opinion has nothing to do with the second World War.
(See press kit)

I do not intend to hurt anyone or cause dissension in any way.

I only ask about this because I am so passionate about the brand, and if Panerai (or other) know something that has not been clarified before, so I think it must be quite interesting for everybody.


Brian H
Copenhagen

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BrisseCph
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February 2nd, 2013, 10:23 am #2


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February 2nd, 2013, 11:59 am #3

In the light of the new SIHH 2013 news:

Why is Panerai called the new case Radiomir 1940, when it first was made in the 50 s ?

As I see it, is the new Radiomir 1940 case comparable with the 6152.

I wonder why Panerai makes so much out of their marketing materials to tell relationship with watches that were used during the World War II and the new Radiomir case, that in my opinion has nothing to do with the second World War.
(See press kit)

I do not intend to hurt anyone or cause dissension in any way.

I only ask about this because I am so passionate about the brand, and if Panerai (or other) know something that has not been clarified before, so I think it must be quite interesting for everybody.


Brian H
Copenhagen

Although you are right to point out that the inspirational cases were used in the early 1950's, you cannot rule out the fact that some transitional prototypes (modified 3646 cases with welded solid lugs) may have been created in the 1940's.

Surely, it's mostly marketing.

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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February 2nd, 2013, 3:53 pm #4

I when was one original prototype made. That is it. Mass production is a secondary concern, but if you think about it, nothing made in 1950 was designed in 1950. The process takes too long from drawing board to finished product, if we're discussing new designs.

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BrisseCph
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February 2nd, 2013, 6:36 pm #5

In the light of the new SIHH 2013 news:

Why is Panerai called the new case Radiomir 1940, when it first was made in the 50 s ?

As I see it, is the new Radiomir 1940 case comparable with the 6152.

I wonder why Panerai makes so much out of their marketing materials to tell relationship with watches that were used during the World War II and the new Radiomir case, that in my opinion has nothing to do with the second World War.
(See press kit)

I do not intend to hurt anyone or cause dissension in any way.

I only ask about this because I am so passionate about the brand, and if Panerai (or other) know something that has not been clarified before, so I think it must be quite interesting for everybody.


Brian H
Copenhagen

Yes, it must be the immediate explanation.

Thanks for the answers

Could be interesting if Mr. Ferretti knew something and could tell more about their prototypes.






(Above pictures from Mr Ferretti´s collection)


Brian H
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