Panerai has just dropped a quintet of new, boutique-only watches and they are straight fire. These watches, called the Mediterraneo Edition, are all in Radiomir 1940 cases, and include a 42mm steel automatic (PAM00933), a 45mm GMT and a 45mm GMT with power reserve (PAM00945 and PAM00946 respectively), a red gold 45mm automatic (PAM00934), and a large 47mm hand-winder (PAM00932). Now, aside from the cases, what unites all these watches are the dials.
The dials on these watches are a gradient blue, produced using an exclusive manufacturing process. These sort of smoky, graduated dials are really on-trend right now, and Panerai’s execution looks – from stock images at least – exceptional. Lighter in the centre and fading to an inky black, they really do evoke a deep, dark ocean, and the contrast with the cream-coloured print and luminous materials is on point. We’re looking forward to seeing all these models (particularly the red gold, which should be stunning) in real life, when they arrive in boutiques in mid-to-late September. But if you like what you see, don’t delay, as apparently they’re very popular.
Panerai Radiomir 1940 Mediterraneo Edition Australian pricing
Panerai Radiomir 1940 Mediterraneo Edition PAM00933 (42mm, Automatic), $13,850; PAM00945 (45mm, GMT) $15,950; PAM00946 (45mm, GMT, Power reserve), $16,250; PAM00934 (45mm, red gold, automatic), $30,650; PAM00932 (47mm, hand wound) $12,250