Special edition watches that are only sold in boutiques or produced in limited numbers are a great way for watch brands to get fans and watch lovers excited. Exclusivity is often a big deciding factor when it comes to a watch purchase, and there’s no better way of creating exclusivity than by releasing a watch in limited numbers and especially in a colorway or design that collectors yearn for. Few watch brands are as adept at this game as Panerai Watches Womens Replica is, having had a string of hits with past special edition watches. There’s the legendary Luminor 1950 PAM 127 “Fiddy” from 2002; and more recently, the Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare or PAM 587 from 2014. Now, there are three more to add to that list with the new Panerai PAM 735 Radiomir 8 Days Titanio, the PAM 736 Radiomir 1940 3 Day Acciaio, and the PAM 737 Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante GMT Titanio.
To be sure, these are not brand new watches with new movements. Rather, they are different versions of existing models. But what makes them notable is their deep green dials. This is not the first time that Panerai got collectors excited with a simple color change. Last year, they did the same with four special edition watches that came with metallic blue dials. Now, let’s get into these new watches.
We begin with the PAM 735 Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Titanio, which is based on the PAM 346. This comes in the classic 45mm-wide Radiomir cushion case with distinctive wire lugs, and as its name clearly states, it is made out of titanium.
The dial features Panerai’s signature sandwich construction and is a little busy by the brand’s standards, with a date and magnifier at 3 o’clock, an “8 Days” print at 6 o’clock that proudly proclaims the movement’s outstandingly long power reserve, and a small sub seconds dial at 9 o’clock. The dial is a deep matte green and the markers and hands feature beige Super-LumiNova.
The movement within is the in-house-made, hand-wound Calibre P.2002. It has a handy power reserve of 192 hours (8 days) and features a quick zero-reset system for easy and precise setting of the time. The movement is visible through a display caseback and a neat thing about it is that it features a discreet power reserve indicator on the back of the movement. Water resistance is 100m and the watch comes with a dark brown strap stamped with the OP logo of Panerai.
Next up, we have the PAM 736 Panerai Watches Qatar Replica Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio, which is based on the PAM 514. This comes in Panerai’s newer 47mm-wide Radiomir 1940s-style cushion case, which has more conventional integrated lugs. The case is stainless steel. Like the PAM 735, the PAM 736 has a deep matte green sandwich dial with beige Super-LumiNova. However, compared to the PAM 735, the PAM 736 has a cleaner dial with just a simple date display at 3 o’clock and a sub seconds dial at 9 o’clock. If you ask me, I would rather not have the date display, but I know a lot of people who would appreciate its practicality.
This is definitely the most stripped-down watch in Panerai’s present collection and it also signifies the entry level cost into the world of Panerai Watch Dealers Replica in-house moves. It is really a rather new motion — that the caliber P.5000 was introduced only a couple of decades back back in 2013, HODINKEE creator Ben Clymer have a look at the watch in which it was released: the PAM 510, that has a moments sub-dial in the 9:00 position. The PAM 560 is newer than the movement — we watched it for the very first time at the 2014 edition of the SIHH, and the feeling we have is that it’s part of an overall move across the board to make all Panerai watches powered by in-house movements. We haven’t spent a tremendous amount of time together with Panerais really on the wrist at HODINKEE, however the firm’s increasing reliance on Panerai-made moves made us interested to see what sort of an impression the PAM 560 makes in person.It is not the biggest Panerai (after all, there’s the 52 mm Mare Nostrum) in 44 mm in diameter. It is water resistant to 300 meters, and there is sapphire front and back so that you can observe caliber P.5000 at work. The very thick strap is kept in place by screwed-in bars along with the buckle is very much a no-nonsense affair, with a curved, wide pin that just happens to echo the form of the lever which holds the crown in place (whether deliberate, or serendipitous, it’s a very nice touch). That mix crown-guard/locking system, in addition to the completely uncluttered “sandwich” dial, is exactly what makes the Luminor instantly identifiable.
The PAM 736 is powered by Panerai’s Calibre P.3000, an in-house hand-wound movement that is also found in many other hand-wound Panerai Watches Brisbane Replica models. It beats at 3Hz and has a power reserve of 72 hours (3 days). The Calibre P.3000 also has the ability to advance its hour hand by one hour increments – very useful when traveling across time zones. The movement, which is decently finished with bevels and brushed-finishing bridges, can be admired through the watch’s sapphire display caseback. Water resistance is 100m, which is fitting for a Panerai considering its dive watch roots.
The last watch of the trio, is the PAM 737 Panerai Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio, which is based on the PAM 311. This particular model has Panerai’s unique 44mm wide Luminor 1950 case with the iconic bridge lever device and it is made out of titanium. The PAM 737 also has a deep matte sandwich dial, and it is easily the busiest looking of the trio because of its numerous complications.
To begin, it is a mono-pusher chronograph. The small pusher on the case at 8 o’clock activates, stops, and resets the chronograph. The PAM 737 has a central chronograph seconds hand; a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock; a 24-hour indicator with AM/PM integrated into the sub seconds dial at 9 o’clock; and finally, a linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock. There is a lot to see on the dial, but fortunately the indications have practical purposes, so there is no superfluousness here.
The movement inside the PAM 737 is the Calibre P.2004, an in-house, hand-wound movement that is one Panerai’s more complicated calibers. Visible through a sapphire display caseback, the movement is finished in Panerai’s unique industrial style and owners can clearly see the column wheel mechanism. The P.2004 also features a zero-reset system for easy and precise setting of the time.
As a fan of Panerai, I have mixed feelings about these three new pieces. I do think that the matte green dials are really attractive, but I’m a bit disappointed that these watches are essentially green dial versions of existing pieces. I think it is a missed opportunity for Panerai Watch Dealers Uk Replica to make more significant changes. For example, the PAM 736 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio could really do without a date display to make it stand out more from the PAM 514 on which it is based. Still, considering Panerai’s sizable base of committed devotees, I’m sure these watches will have their fans.
Apart from being produced in limited numbers, the other thing to note about these new pieces is that they are exclusive to Panerai boutiques. The PAM 735 Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Titanio is priced at $12,100 and is limited to 250 units. The PAM 736 Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio is priced at $9,200 and is limited to 300 pieces. Finally, the PAM 737 Panerai Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio is priced at $18,100 and is limited to 200 pieces. panerai.com