Panerai Boutique Special: Limited Edition Green Dial Collection of Trio of Radiomir 8 Days, Radiomir 1940 3 Days and Luminor Chrono Monopulsante
Panerai announced a new trio of Boutique Only Limited Edition green dial watches encompassing new Radiomir 8 Days, Radiomir 3 Days & Luminor Chrono Monopulsante
Slightly over a year ago, Panerai, the world’s most widely known supplier of military-inspired watches released a slew of consumer friendly, gorgeously luxurious, slim Panerai Limited Edition Luminor watches with metallic blue dials. While the Limited Edition Panerai collection had featured four models of various complications, they each displayed a face of metallic blue with brushed sun-ray finishing matched with gilt hands and then accented with SuperLuminova.
Last Friday, 1 September 2017, Panerai announced a new trio of Boutique Special Limited Edition green dial Panerai watches encompassing new Radiomir 8 Days Titanio (PAM00735), Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio (PAM00736) and Panerai Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio (PAM00737). All different yet bearing the same signature sandwich dial construction with lower plate of SuperLuminova paint covered with an olive-green face with cut-outs for the hour markers.
Panerai Boutique Special: Limited Edition Green Dial Collection with a Trio of Radiomir 8 Days, Radiomir 1940 3 Days and Luminor Chrono Monopulsante
Presented in an original combination of colors, the trio of new Panerai Boutique Special Limited edition green dial watches share gilded hands which match the luminous beige hour numeral cut-outs, available in steel or titanium cases and paired with natural brown leather straps with contrast beige stitching.
Panerai Boutique Edition Green dial Radiomir 8 Days Titanio 45mm
The iconic 45mm brushed titanium cushion case returns, this time with a green dial, a new colour scheme which plays up the gilt hands and beige luminous hour numerals of the newest Radiomir 8 Days (PAM00735). The characteristic wire loop strap attachments and conical winding crown that have been attributes of the model since its debut in 1936. A polished bezel focuses attention upon the matt green sandwich construction dial with subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock while the small round lens at 3 houses date information. Overall, the design of dial and this case is harmonious and minimalist.
A sapphire caseback displays the finishing of the in-house manufacture hand-wound P.2002 calibre where three spring barrels connected in series provide a power reserve of eight days, the sort of useful, wind and forget functionality which seems to render the power reserve indicator on the reverse side superfluous but nevertheless still appreciated. The P.2002 calibre also has the device for zeroing the seconds hand to enable very precise synchronisation, and the mechanism for moving the hour hand forwards or backwards without affecting the movement of the minute hand. It is water- resistant to 10 bar (a depth of about 100 metres).
Panerai Boutique Edition Green dial Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio 47mm
The 47mm diameter of the new Boutique only edition of the new Radiomir 1940 3 Days (PAM00736) is reminiscent of the historical Panerai versions, a sweet tributary homage to the watches made especially for its commando frogmen of the Royal Italian Navy. Sensuous lines accentuate the integrated lugs on the cushion case formed from a solid block of AISI 316L stainless steel and the cylindrical winding crown carrying the OP logo in relief.
The handwound 161⁄2 lignes calibre P.3000 features a 3 day power reserve with distinctive three brushed-finished bridges and the iconic bridge with twin supports for the 3Hz balance wheel largish 13mm balance. The manufacture calibre on the new green dial Radiomir 1940 3 Days also enjoys functionality for quick adjustment of the hour hand. It’s water-resistant to 100 metres as well.
Panerai Boutique Edition Green dial Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio 44mm
Equipped with classic bridge lever device, patented by Panerai in the 1950s, to protect the winding crown and to help ensure 100m water-resistance, the new Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio (PAM00737) completes the rugged aesthetic with its brushed 44mm titanium case with polished bezel and the monopusher or monopulsante start-stop-reset push button for chronograph actuation at 8 o’clock.
The green face makes indications of the new Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT relatively easy to read with the manually wound chronograph P.2004 calibre capable of eight day run time thanks to its three spring barrels in series. Meanwhile, the linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock while the am and pm counter indicating the central second time zone hand is positioned at 9 o’clock. The minutes of the chronograph are measured by the small counter at 3 o’clock. As in the other models in of this trio of Panerai Boutique Edition watches, all the hands, apart from the GMT function, are gilded.
The Neuchâtel manufacture P.2004 calibre is a high end column wheel chronograph with vertical clutch, observable through sapphire caseback. The chronograph minute hand moves in jumps, making it easier to read, and the watch can be synchronised with great accuracy thanks to the zero-reset seconds hand which returns to 12 o’clock position for precise time adjustment when the winding crown is pulled out.
Like the other models of this series, the Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio is presented in a green cherry wood box. Inside the box are a replacement black rubber strap, the tool for replacing it and a screwdriver.
There’s a missed opportunity to do a green dial edition but perhaps in bronze. – Jonathan Ho, Associate Editor, World of Watches
Panerai Boutique Special: Limited Edition Green Dial Pricing and Availability
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- PAM735 Radiomir 8 days Titanium in 45mm: SGD17,350 or EUR11,800
- PAM736 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Stainless Steel in 47mm: SGD13,100 or EUR8,900 (limited to only 300 pieces)
- PAM737 Luminor 1950 Chorono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanium in 44mm: SGD25,900 or EUR17,600