Today, we’re introducing a new watch from a too-often overlooked manufacturer, Richtenburg. Known for its big variety of extravagant automatic watches, the Panama also doesn’t disappoint in terms of extroversion. This watch is a real eye catcher on any wrist, loudly announcing its presence to the world.
The case of the Richtenburg Panama measures 14 mm in height and 42 mm in diameter, a good average for a men’s model. Whereas smaller diameters were en vogue a few decades ago, making our current models look quite large, tastes have changed considerably. Today, especially men’s models are allowed to be large; chronographs especially which are measuring at least 40 mm in diameter, and 45 mm are not longer a rare occurrence. A 42 mm-watch is not only in line with the current taste but also a pretty safe bet, fitting comfortably on most wrists and usually able to slide under shirt sleeves.
The Richtenburg Panama is water-resistant up to 10 atm and complemented by a striking toothed bezel.
The bezel frames an equally eye-catching dial. A slide rule and a tachymeter scale are running around the periphery, reducing the size of the actual dial not insignificantly while adding a very interesting look. Due to the reduced space, the indexes ont the Panama are also restrained. Hours, minutes and seconds are displayed from the centre, and at 3 o’clock you’ll find a small framed date window right next to the company logo.
The rest of the dial is divided between three subdials. Opposite the date display, at the 9 o’clock position, Richtenberg placed a day-of-the-week-display which is complemented by a month display at the 12 o’clock position. The last subdial at 6 o’clock adds a 24-hour-display.
The dial is protected by a shatterproof mineral glass.
Inside each Richtenburg Panama works a powerful and reliable automatic movement.
Richtenburg offers a total of nine different versions of the Panama. These include models with black or white dials, with cases made of pure stainless steel or with PVD-coatings in gold and pink gold. The watch is also available in two different two-tone versions.
Richtenburg supplies the watches either with link bracelets made of steel or PVD-coated steel or with leather straps in colours matching the case and dial.