Panerai tries out New Colours and It’s Cool!

Panerai had some great launches this year, but this launch with the pastel dial colours is very different and something new for the watch brand. It does look like the watch is listening to the watch enthusiasts and industry, so check the new model out here…..

Panerai is not the typical watch brand that you hear some people talking about, but that’s probably because they are not looking for something with a polarising look. This is an incredible watch brand with a rich history and its popularity among watch enthusiasts is evident with the Paneristi forum (I am now a member as well) which is one of the oldest fan group forums currently in existence. Of course, Panerai rode the wave with the rise of t internet, not because of social media, but due to message boards and forums such as Paneristi. How can I forget its entry into movies via Stallone who wore it in the movie Daylight (Check the picture below); this was one of the turning points for the brand in terms of gaining popularity.

Talking about its history, Panerai was set up in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai in Florence which was not only a watch shop, but also a workshop. Initially contracted and catered for the Italian Navy, it later forayed into the civilian market. In 1997, it was acquired by Richemont Group which also holds brands such as Vacheron Constantin, IWC, Roger Dubuis and Cartier among others.

Panerai consists of four main lines namely Radiomir, Luminor, Submersible, and Luminor Due which is the highlight of this article. For the first time ever, Panerai has dived into modern pastel shades on their dial. The three shades are pastel light blue (Reference number PAM01309), pastel green (Reference number PAM01311) and powdery pink (Reference number PAM01319). 

All of them are stainless steel with a polished bezel, and sandwiched dial that comes with Arabic numerals (that glow in the dark due to the super-strong lume) as well as a date function at 3 o’clock position and seconds complication at the 9 o’clock position. Of course, this has the iconic crown-protection guard which is also polished and comes with the stainless-steel bracelet with the semi-oval profile quite distinctive for a Panerai (and not to forget the OP-signed buckle). The watch is powered by the in-house P.900 calibre automatic movement with 72 hours of power reserve, and anti-shock as well as offering 50 metres of water resistance (20 metres more than some of the previous models). 

Overall, the timepiece is slimmer, sleeker, lighter and has subtle colours that would appease both sexes. This model is limited to 500 pieces per colour per year, so don’t miss out if Panerai is your thing. I would go for the pastel green one, what about you?

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