Blue is the new black! This fashion trend that captured the hearts of all luxury watch lovers several years ago is still at the peak of its popularity, and for a reason. Being elegant and eye-catching at the same time, blue dial watches are much more versatile than their white and black counterparts. It is no wonder that there are so many stunning luxury watch models with blue faces and straps released by the world’s best manufacturers over the past years. 2016 is the year of Officine Panerai. This Italian watchmaking company has recently introduced four limited edition blue dial watches from the famous Luminor and Radiomir collections – PAM688, PAM689, PAM690, and PAM659.
Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic (PAM688)
This piece of cool watches for men is presented in a 42mm stainless steel case equipped with the in-house P.9001 automatic mechanical movement that has 3 days of power reserve. The water resistance of the case is up to 100 meters. Its beautiful metallic blue dial displays hours, minutes, and small seconds located at the 9 o’clock position while the date aperture appears at 3 o’clock. Moreover, this luxury watch has a second time zone shown by the central triangle-tipped hand. The new Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic model is limited to 300 pieces. Its retail price is $8,600.
Panerai Luminor 1950 GMT Automatic (PAM689)
This Panerai blue face model is also stainless steel but a little bit larger and more complicated than the previous one. Its 44mm water-resistant case houses another automatic mechanical movement executed entirely by Panerai, caliber P.2003 with a 10-day power reserve. Just like the PAM688, the Luminor 1950 GMT Automatic features hours, minutes, small seconds, date, and the second time zone. However, it is also equipped with a 24-hour indicator that appears at 9 o’clock and a linear power reserve indicator placed at the 6 o’clock position. This true GMT watch model is limited to 300 copies and comes at a retail price of $13,400.
Panerai Radiomir 1940 (PAM690)
The Radiomir 1940 is probably the most interesting model among all Panerai new design watches. It’s all about how it perfectly combines the vintage-inspired look with the modern blue dial. Moreover, this beautiful piece of stylish watches for men is also the largest one and comes in a 47mm stainless steel case, the water resistance of which is up to 100 meters. Its metallic blue dial bears luminous hour and minute hands, as well as a small seconds sub-dial traditionally located at 9 o’clock. The model is powered by an in-house hand-winding movement with 3 days of power reserve, caliber P.3000. Limited to 500 copies worldwide, this luxury watch costs $9,200.
Panerai Radiomir 1940 GMT Automatic (PAM659)
The last and the most expensive on our list of Panerai blue dial watches is the Radiomir 1940 GMT Automatic model crafted from 18k rose gold. It is powered by the P.2003/10 automatic mechanical movement with 10 days of power reserve, which is identical to the caliber P.2003, except it has been skeletonized. This Panerai rose gold model comes in a 45mm case that is water-resistant up to 50 meters. It is limited to 200 pieces and priced at $35,900.
All of the Panerai blue face special editions are available exclusively in brand’s boutiques. Each is delivered in a special cherry wood box.