Panerai Makes a Case for The Green Dial

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When it comes to versatility, navy, black, gray, and brown are most probably your go-to colors—and for good reason. They’re neutral, they go with everything, and, when all else fails, these are the colors that will help you blend in. But here’s a proposition: What about green?

Radiomir 8 Days Titanio (45mm)

Within its full range, it’s true that green is synonymous with everything from Christmas trees and envy to snakes and money. Though often viewed as more utilitarian than luxurious, and consequently disregarded in favor of its safer and more familiar peers on the color spectrum, green—particularly darker and more muted shades such as hunter green, forest green, and olive green—can appear just as timeless and elegant when paired with the right hues.


Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio (47mm) 

Officine Panerai demonstrates this best with its latest collection of athletic watches featuring three signature Panerai cases: the Radiomir, Radiomir 1940, and Luminor 1950. All developed and crafted in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, the new Radiomir 8 Days Titanio (45mm), Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio (47mm), and Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio (44mm) showcase varying power reserves and impressive combinations of functions, but share a distinctive color palette that sets them apart from the rest of the pack.

Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio (44mm)

Presented in a hue rarely seen on fine timepieces, the assembly offers a refreshing alternative to the ubiquitous white, black, and dark blue dials you’ve already seen on countless wrists through the years (likely including your own). Surprisingly, Panerai has picked out a dark forest green dial for this collection, accompanied by natural brown leather straps with beige stitching. Not so surprisingly, it works—and it makes you wonder why on Earth it hasn’t been done more often before. 

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