We’ve said it before: Green is rapidly becoming the new “it" color of the watch industry. Panerai is following up on this with its Panerai Green Dial 2017 collection featuring a Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio, Radiomir 8 Days Titanio, and Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio in a crisp forest-meets-army-green.
While all are powered by hand-wound calibers that were developed and manufactured in-house by Panerai, the gem of the lot is certainly the Luminor 1950. The 44-mm piece combines the practicality of a GMT complication with a 30-minute chronograph in a lightweight and rugged titanium case.
Limited to 300, 250, and 200 pieces, respectively, the new dial variants share the same cachet as the long-discontinued bronze-cased Panerai watches that quickly became a hit amongst the Paneristi and other collectors worldwide.
While there has been some debate recently about Panerai’s increasing volume of limited-edition watches and its impacts on long-term collectability, the brand seems intent on keeping the volume of each of these releases suppressed enough to not turn the collector market on its head — at least for the time being.