By Jovan Krstevski
Limited watches are usually marketing gimmicks for the brand to refresh their status or just to impress the collectors and earn quick profits. We like to think of limited watches as opportunities to acquire classic timepieces that has seen lots of development over time and this is quite the case for the Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition Collection – Panerai PAM 735 Radiomir 8 Days Titanio, PAM 736 Radiomir 1940 3 Day Acciaio, and PAM 737 Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante GMT Titanio which are not really brand new watches but variants of existing models. However you say it, these watches are legendary and for those who miss out, now is your time to get yours with a limited edition tag.
First in the collection is the PAM 735 Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Titanio based on the PAM 346. It sports a classic 45mm-wide Radiomir cushion case with wire lugs. It looks big but for those with large wrists, the titanium case wears comfortably. Where it excels is of course its impressive hand-wound Calibre P.2002 sporting 8 days of power reserve. It also features a quick zero-reset system for easy and precise setting of the time.
The exhibition caseback allows enough view of the movement and of course the subtle power reserve indicator. The deep matte green dial and the markers and hands feature beige Super-LumiNova adding superior legibility to an already impressive display.
The PAM 735 Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Titanio has a 100m water resistance and wears on a dark brown strap stamped with Panerai logo.
Moving on, we have the PAM 736 Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio based on the PAM 514. Its large 47mm stainless steel case sports the conventional integrated lugs seen on the 1940s edition of the watch. It also sports a deep matte green sandwich dial with beige Super-LumiNova minus the clutter found in the PAM 737. The minimalist dial is superb with only a simple date display at 3 o’clock and a sub seconds dial at 9 o’clock.
Powering the watch is the in-house hand-wound Calibre P.3000 sporting 72 hours of power reserve. The movement also has a feature that advances the hour hand in one hour increments which is very practical for international travels.
The PAM 736 Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio has a water resistance of 100m and wears on the same dark brown strap stamped with Panerai logo.
Finally we have the PAM 737 Panerai Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio based on the PAM 311. Its unique 44mm titanium case looks back to the Luminor 1950 case with the iconic bridge lever device. The watch also sports deep matte green sandwich dial but with more stuff to enjoy due to its complications. The mono-pusher chronograph control at the 8 o’clock activates, stops, and resets the chronograph. In line with this, the PAM 737 boasts of a central chronograph seconds hand. There is also a 30 minute counter at 3 o’clock and a 24 hour indicator with AM/PM at 9 o’clock. And of course the analog-bar-like power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock is simply breathtaking to look at. This is a hand-wound watch and its complications sees practical uses.
The Calibre P.2004 powering the PAM 737 is also in-house and hand-wound with that staggering 8 days of power reserve. The movement that is also visible in the caseback is finished in the brand’s unique industrial style. We can even see the column wheel mechanism that is perfectly visible in the back. The movement also sports a zero-reset system for easy and precise setting of the time. Moreover, it wears on the same dark brown strap stamped with Panerai logo.
It might be safe to say that these watches are targeted towards the brand’s hard core fans since they are literally variants of the existing models with only that green matte dial distinction. The price point table below is also in the high so we have strong conviction of the above statement.
PAM 735 Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Titanio – $12,100 limited to 250 pieces PAM 736 Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio – $9,200 limited to 300 pieces PAM 737 Panerai Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio – $18,100 limited to 200 pieces. For more info, please visit panerai.com