“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…” and also of this distinctly unexpected white-dialled Panerai we saw unveiled at SIHH right at the beginning of the year. It managed to charm, inveigle and confound the team, whose responses ranged the gamut of eye-based expressions, from a heart-eye emoji all the way up to a slightly squinty suspicion. The fact is, while we associate the Italian brand with the warm dark tones of single malt whisky and fine tobacco, this lighter, brighter take on the Radiomir is still 100 per cent Panerai.
Who should you buy for: The Paneristi who already has every dark-dialled Panerai in the book.
What’s the damage: Under $15k
Panerai PAM 655 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic Acciaio Australian pricing
Panerai PAM 655 in steel, $13,600