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Introducing: the next wave of green dials from Officine Panerai

Available in three models exclusively at Panerai boutiques worldwide.
by Chelsey Chen on September 4, 2017

In year 2011 the green dial “Bronzo” (PAM 382) won the hearts of many collectors with its deep olive hue. This shade was probably inspired by the natural ‘taint’ that forms as the patina of a bronze case over time. It also depicts the colour of moss and plant life under the sea. On the wrist, the green dial exemplifies the colour of a precious stone, akin to jade, or even emerald.

This year, Officine Panerai presents three new creations in the same intense dark green dial, available exclusively at Panerai boutiques around the world: The PAM735 Radiomir 8 DAYS Titanio, PAM736 Radiomir 1940 3 days Acciaio and PAM737 Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio. Complementing the green sandwich dial on each piece are the luminous beige makers and glided hands, together with a thick, snug-fitting natural brown leather strap.

 

PAM00735 Radiomir 8 DAYS Titanio

PAM00735 – Radiomir 8 DAYS Titanio

Staying true to the original Radiomir design since its debut in 1936, the PAM00735 Radiomir 8 days Titanio comes in a 45mm cushion case that is immediately recognisable. Although hefty in size, the brushed titanium case promises ease of wear due to its lightweight properties. The other two iconic features on the Radiomir are the wire loop strap attachments and the conical winding crown which brings about familiarity to any watch enthusiast. The sandwich dial on this new Radiomir this time is a matte dark green dial, and on it the large luminous beige hour markers and the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock sits in beautiful and eye-pleasing contrast. The date wheel at 3 o’clock shares the same beige hue, a nod to the manufacture’s attention to detail.

The back of the piece does not disappoint, where the finish of the hand-wound P.2002 calibre, completely developed and created in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, can be admired through a sapphire window. The three spring barrels connected in series provide a power reserve of eight days, and more interestingly, one can view the indication of power remaining being visible on the back.

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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, which is helpful for quick-setting of global timezone.

PAM00735 – Radiomir 8 DAYS Titanio

PAM00736 Radiomir 1940 3 days Acciaio

PAM00736 – Radiomir 1940 3 days Acciaio

The second in the series is the PAM00736 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio in 47mm illustrating the simple, elegant lines of the Radiomir 1940, with a subtle cylindrical signed “OP” winding crown and a smooth domed sapphire crystal. The ergonomically-designed lugs are being integrated with the case formed from a solid block of AISI 316L stainless steel, allowing the watch to be very wearable by wrists of any size.

Historically, Panerai models have a diameter of 47mm, a prominent size for a wristwatch that pays tribute to those that were specially made for the commando frogmen of the Royal Italian Navy. In this model too, the indications on the green sandwich dial are luminous with beige Super-LumiNova and they are in the classic Panerai style: large figures and linear hour markers, small seconds counter, and date window at 3 o’clock.

In the PAM00736 is the in-house developed and produced P.3000 hand wound mechanical calibre with a power reserve of three days. This movement has three brushed-finish bridges to protect the mechanism within, and a bridge with twin support for the balance wheel, ensuring that the movement is solid and reliable. Global travellers will be pleased to know that the the P.3000 calibre also has the device for rapidly adjusting the hour hand.

PAM00736 – Radiomir 1940 3 days Acciaio

 

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PAM00737 Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio

PAM00737 – Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio

The last in the series stands out with the classic bridge lever device, patented by Panerai in the 1950s, to protect the winding crown and to help ensure the water-resistance of the watch. The PAM00737 Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio has a brushed titanium case of 44mm in diameter. Carefully executed on the caseband at 8 o’clock sits the inconspicuous pusher which controls the start, stop, and reset operations of this chronograph. Instead of the usual two buttons, it has only one, which simultaneously starts, stops and resets the central hand when pressed repeatedly.

Despite the modern and advanced technical characteristics of this timepiece, the dial is easy to read and it clearly displays the indications of the functions of the hand-wound P.2004 calibre. It boasts a power reserve of eight days, achieved by having three spring barrels in series, as indicated by the linear power reserve of 9 markers (from zero to eight) above the 6 o’clock position. At the 3 o’clock position sits the small counter that shows the lapsed minutes of the chronograph for up to 30 minutes, while the seconds counter and am/pm indication relating to the central second time zone hand is positioned at 9 o’clock. All the hands, apart from the GMT function, are gilded and they sit harmoniously with the beige Super-LumiNova markers on the green sandwich dial.

The chronograph function on the P.2004 calibre is run by a column wheel, visible through the sapphire crystal porthole in the back of the movement. The uniqueness of this movement lies in the chronograph minute hand, which moves in jumps, thus allowing the wearer to read the time easily.

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After the eight days of power reserve has passed, the watch can then be synchronised with great accuracy, thanks to the internal device which stops the balance wheel and zeroes the seconds hand once the winding crown is pulled out.

PAM00737 – Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio

Technical Specifications and Pricing Information

PAM00735 Radiomir 8 DAYS Titanio

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: 192 hours.

Water Resistance: 10 bar (~100 metres).

Recommended Retail Price: SGD17,350 or EUR11,800

 

PAM00736 Radiomir 1940 3 days Acciaio

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: 72 hours.

Water Resistance: 10 bar (~100 metres).

Recommended Retail Price: SGD13,100 or EUR8,900

 

PAM00737 Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio

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: 192 hours

Water Resistance: 10 bar (~100 metres).

Recommended Retail Price: SGD25,900 or EUR17,600

 

All watches in this series are presented in an elegant green cherry wood box that comes with a replacement black rubber strap, and a strap change tool/screwdriver.

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