Special edition watches that are sold only in boutiques or made in limited editions are a great way for watch brands to excite enthusiasts and watch lovers. Exclusivity is often the main deciding factor when purchasing a watch. There’s no better way to create exclusivity than by issuing a limited number of watches, especially in the colors and designs that collectors want. Few watch brands excel in this game as well as luxury Panerai watch , and past special editions have been welcomed with a range of popularity. The legendary 2002 Luminor 1950 PAM 127″ Fidi”, and the latest Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare or PAM 587 released in 2014.Currently, the new Panerai PAM 735 The Radiomir 8 Days Titanio, the PAM 736 Radiomir 1940 3 Day Acciaio and the PAM 737 add three more to the list: the Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante GMT Titanio.
To be sure, these aren’t brand new watches with new movements. Rather, they are different versions of existing models. What stands out, however, is the dark green dial. Panerai isn’t the first time collectors have gotten excited about a simple color change. Last year, they did the same for four special edition watches with metallic blue dials. Let’s take a look at these new watches.
We start with the PAM 735 Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Titanio, based on the PAM 346. As the name implies, it features a classic 45mm wide radio dining cushion with distinctive ears and is made of titanium.
The dial has replica Panerai watches unique sandwich construction, a little busy by brand standards, with the date and magnifying glass printed at 3 o’clock and the “8 Days” proudly printed at 6 o’clock. The movement has a very long power reserve and a small sub-seconds counter at 9 o’clock. The dial is a deep matte green and the markers and hands are made of beige Superluminova.
The internal movement is the in-house hand-wound caliber P.2002, which has a convenient power reserve of 192 hours (8 days) and a quick-zero system for easy, precise time setting. The movement can be seen on the back of the display and its neat functions are located in the discreet power reserve indicator on the back of the movement. The watch is water resistant to 100m and features a dark brown strap engraved with the replica panerai radiomir watches OP logo.
The PAM 736 is equipped with the Panerai P.3000 movement. This movement is an internal hand-wound movement that is also used in many of Panerai’s other hand-wound movements. It beats at a frequency of 3 Hz and has a power reserve of 72 hours (3 days). The P.3000 movement also has the ability to advance the hour hand by one hour, which is useful when crossing time zones. The movement is decorated with bevelled and brushed bridges, which can be seen from behind the sapphire. Water resistant to 100m, the Panerai is ideal considering the basics of dive watches.
The final watch in the trio is the PAM 737 Panelil Minor 1950 Chronomono Parsante 8 Date GMT Titanio, based on the PAM 311. this model is specially equipped with Panerai’s unique 44mm wide Luminor 1950 case, with the iconic Bridge bar device. From Titanium. The PAM 737 also features a deep matte sandwich dial, which is probably the busiest of the trio due to the complexity of the trio.
First up is the single-pusher chronograph. The small 8 o’clock button on the case allows you to start, stop and reset the chronograph. The PAM 737 is equipped with a central chronograph seconds hand. The 3:30 counter with AM / PM 24-hour display is integrated into the sub-seconds dial at 9 o’clock and finally into the linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock. There’s plenty to be found on the dial, but fortunately the indicators serve a practical purpose, so there’s nothing superfluous here. The movement inside the PAM 737 is Calibre P.2004. This is the internal hand-wound movement. Panerai’s Complicated Movement. The movement is visible through the back cover of the sapphire display finished in Panerai’s unique industrial style, allowing the owner to clearly see the mechanics of the cylindrical wheel. The P.2004 also features a zeroing system that allows you to set the time easily and accurately.
As a fan of Panerai, I have different opinions on the three new products. I found the frosted green dials really appealing, but I was disappointed that these watches are essentially green dial versions of the existing dials. I see this as an opportunity for Panerai to play an important role. For example, the PAM 736 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio could certainly stand out from the PAM 514 based on the PAM 514 without having to display the date. However, given Panerai’s large loyal following, we think these watches will appeal to fans.