Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches Watch Releases

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 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.

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches Watch Releases

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.

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches Watch Releases

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.

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches Watch Releases

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.

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches Watch Releases

Next up, we have the PAM 736 Panerai 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.

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches Watch Releases

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 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.

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches Watch Releases

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.

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches Watch Releases

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.

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches Watch Releases

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.

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches Watch Releases

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 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.

Panerai Green Dial Limited Edition PAM735, PAM736, & PAM737 Collection Watches Watch Releases

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

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  • Pete Pete

    nice shade of green. looks good.

  • Chaz

    Panerai has reached the creativity brick wall.

    Next year….PINK dials!!

    (still think there needs to be an option of “Meh” for the What Do You Think? choices.)

  • Word Merchant

    I have discovered… green!

    • B W Wooster

      Made of a nugget of purest green.

      • P. Leavell

        It was a Geevest mistake Wooster they were going for mustard

      • ZL

        The Baldrick Special Edition Panerais.

  • Yan Fin

    The Panerai is always greener on the other side.

  • Dr. Renato Lazarus

    1st watch: “…features a quick zero-reset system for easy and precise setting of the time.” But there are no minute markers. Whaa?
    2nd watch: “…has the ability to advance its hour hand by one hour increments…” But can it retard, sir?
    3rd watch: No quotes to pull but that’s a lot of lume. Or is it just color-matched paint?

  • egznyc

    These green dials would look great with bronze cases – the green would really pop. Otherwise not much more to say. I like the style but not the size (or Panerai price points).

  • WINKS

    The Hulk, The Green Lantern, and The Green Arrow, all thank you Panerai!

  • Coert Welman

    I love the look of the PAM 736, but it is simply way too large. Unless you are built like a brick outhouse or an 80s action movie star, or any of the Masters of the Universe characters.

  • SuperStrapper

    Have been looking for a good excuse to buy a 1940s PAM. I have a radomir and a luminor, but really like the 1940 case. I thought this made a great argument because I enjoy the green and gilt palette. But alas it is a 47mm 1940? Too much PAM for me. I assume this is due to the movements, which while capable (although not really a fan of Panerai’s movement architectural language) are just simply big movements. A lot of this has to do with the excellent power reserves, but I do think panerai movements will come down in size as the brand further refines its watchmaking prowess. I tried on a PAM620 at a dealer which is the 42mm 1940 case and it fit perfectly. That reference just doesnt have enough about it to warrant the purchase though, both my other pams are black dialled.

    Anyway, enjoy all of these quite a bit. Monopusher aside, the chrono gmt is pretty damn cool.

  • BNABOD

    Gold green go well together aside from this the basic 736 is almost 10 grand. At this price point I go BP 50 fathoms all day every day.

  • Shirley Furby

    As usual the backs of the watches are much more interesting than the fronts.

    • IG

      Of course, they are hand-wounds!

      • Shirley Furby

        No the fronts are boring.

        • IG

          Still they are hand-wounds!

  • IG

    Lovely shade of green.

  • I like the 736/1940. Bit high on the price side, but worth taking a look at in person.

  • Elijs Dima (@x2eliah)

    That 735 is gorgeous.

  • John Stevens

    For me there are few better looking dials for a watch than this green with gold accents, even on a tool watch like the much cheaper Seiko Alpinist, particularly if it’s a sort of antique green like this.

  • Larry Holmack

    This article is well written…the pictures are nice…especially the ones showing off the movement….but….really…it’s just a different dial color. I am just glad it wasn’t a 3 page article like the ones that usually accompany an announcement of a new dial color on a Rolex.

    Do y’all really not have anything but black dials on your own watches?

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  • Framlucasse

    Panerai is falling down hard these days, no wonder why with those ridiculous prices, and the lack of imagination.
    A lot of work on the way for the new CEO.

  • Ulysses31

    Green and gold is a really nice combination. They’re still too expensive, Not much more to say really.

  • Kuroji

    $18k for a non-PM case with handwound movement you say… that had better be a unicorn leather strap.

  • Pete L

    Love them. Not a cat in hells chance of getting one even if I had the money! The blue ones last year were all gone by the time they made the press release and I imagine these are all gone too!

  • Colin Mann

    Nice, but it’s about the history of Panerai for me, so i’d always prefer black dials.

  • TrevorXM

    The 737 is the one for me. The green really works.