If you know me personally or pay attention to my posts it’s quite easy to note that I have a “thing” for blue dials on watches. So I was very happy when Officine Panerai released their blue dial collection a little over a year ago featuring some amazing limited pieces. Following this successful release and one of my favorite modern pieces, the PAM690, Panerai has decided to release a trio of beautiful green dialed watches. The green dial collection is made up of the PAM735 45mm Radiomir 8 Days Titanio, the PAM736 47mm Radiomir 1940 3 Day Acciaio, and the PAM37 44mm Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante GMT Titanio.
The first offering is the Panerai PAM735 Radiomir 8 Days Titanium. The PAM735 features a cushion case which is made out of brushed titanium and classic wire loop strap attachments and conical winding crown which dates back to 1936. Contrasting the brushed case is a polished bezel that surrounds the deep matte green color sandwich dial.
At the 3 o’clock position is a magnified date window while at the 9 o’clock position is a small sub seconds dial. The hands are completed in a gold color which contrasts beautiful against the green dial and really brings everything together.
The PAM735 is powered by the in house P.2002 8 Day Calibre created in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchatel which is visible through a clear crystal on the case back. The watch is water-resistant to 10 bars or a depth of about 100 meters.
MSRP: $12,100 USD
MOVEMENT Hand-wound mechanical, P.2002/9 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, power reserve on the back, seconds reset. CASE 45 mm, brushed titanium. DIAL Green with luminous Arabic and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock. POWER RESERVE 192H. WATER-RESISTANCE 10 bar (~100 metres).
The second model in the green dial collection is the PAM736 47mm Radiomir 1940. As I mentioned earlier, I was so in love with the PAM690 which utilizes the same case but featured a blue sun brushed dial. The PAM736 which obviously is different in that it has a Matte Green dial also features a date window at the 3 o’clock position.
As much as I like the dial color on this new piece I think that it would have been a lot better without the date window. I believe it takes away from the look of an overall beautiful time piece.
The polished 47mm steel case is topped with a polished bezel and the domed crystal we have all come to love from Panerai. The PAM736 is powered by the P.3000 hand wound 3 days mechanical movement manufactured in house in Neuchatel and is water resistant up to 100 meters. This version of the P.3000 is the one that features only 2 bridges as compared to the 3 that is part of the newer ones and looks a lot better in my opinion.
The final product comes in a green cherry box and will be limited to only 300 pieces and have an MSRP of $9,200 USD.
MOVEMENT Hand-wound mechanical, P.3000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, small seconds, date. CASE 47 mm, AISI 316L polished steel. DIAL Green with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock. POWER RESERVE 72H. WATER-RESISTANCE 10 bar (~100 metres).
Rounding out the trio is what I consider my favorite of the group. The PAM737 44mm Luminor Marina Titanium Chrono Monopulsante. This piece uses a brushed titanium case and polished bezel combination to house the matte green sandwich dial with vintage ecru lume. The chronograph movement is powered by a single button at the 8 o’clock position which controls the start, stop, and reset functions. The dial, even though features a lot of functionality, is very legible and is one of my favorite chronograph dials.
The minutes of the chrono are measured at the 3 o’clock position, a sub second dial with AM/PM indicator for the GMT is at the 9 o’clock mark, and a linear power reserve rounds it all out at the bottom above the 6. As with the other 2 pieces the hands are finished in gold to contrast beautifully with the deep green of the timepiece.
The PAM737 is powered by the P.2004 which like the other pieces is entirely developed in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchatel.
As with all three of the pieces they come in a very beautiful dark green cherry wood box. MSRP: $18,100USD
MOVEMENT Hand-wound mechanical, P.2004 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, small seconds, second time zone, 24h indicator, linear power reserve indicator, seconds reset, single-button chronograph. CASE 44 mm, brushed titanium. DIAL Green with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Minute counter at 3 o’clock, seconds and 24h indicator at 9 o’clock, linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock, central chronograph hand. POWER RESERVE 192H. WATER-RESISTANCE 10 bar (~100 metres).
First off, the dial color is amazing. It’s the right shade of green for my taste and the matte look works perfectly for these pieces with the gold hands. I do hope that in the future they will make a sun brushed version of the green which could look spectacular.
The Bronzo was the first piece that featured the green dial and it worked perfectly for it and we didn’t see another one until the Special Edition for Harrods came out a little while back. This trio is the first wave of new green dial pieces and it will be interesting to see if it will the color of choice for a lot of the new pieces that could be released at this SIHH in January.
If I was going to rank them for my own taste I would say the PAM737 is my number 1 with the PAM736 coming in a very close 2nd. The only reason I bumped it to second is because of the date window which I really wish wasn’t there. The PAM735 will round it out and come in at third.
I’m looking forward to seeing these in the flesh when they arrive in the boutique.