Panerai's $8,700 green Submersible you can only buy online
Panerai has just unveiled a limited edition watch you can only buy online.
Not only is the Panerai Submersible Verde Militare the first e-commerce exclusive watch, it’s the brand’s first green-dialled watch.
The military green watch, clocking in at 42mm, is finished with all the chunky hallmarks of a Submersible. The watch has the distinctive cushion case, the enormous crown guard and also an embossed bezel in steel.
It comes with a small seconds indicator at the 9 o’clock position, along with the bold Super-Luminova hands and indices. For a watch fit for the Italian marine service, and explorers, the watch is modestly presented in a 14.37 mm case. Its sturdy design gives it a water resistance of 300 metres.
This is thanks to the 4.2mm thin automatic movement, the P.900 mechanical calibre. This movement allows for timekeeping, as well as a date display at the 3 o’clock and an impressive three-day power reserve.
One of the most interesting things about the watch? It calls itself “The first Submersible in history to have a green dial”, this however isn’t exactly true.
Submersibles were originally a sub-division of Panerai’s Luminor collection. Submerisbles are characterised by their more robust and military design over the Luminors. Submeribles use materials like bronze and carbon where Luminors use more gold.
Once Jean-Marc Pontroué was appointed the new CEO of Panerai back in April 2018, he renamed the 'Lumnior Submersible' collection to simply the 'Submersible' collection.
In both 2011 and 2013, Panerai unveiled green-dial versions of its Bronzo collection. Technically speaking then, the online-exclusive is indeed the first green Submersible, though it’s not the first green Luminor Submersible.
The 2011 Luminor Submersible 'Bronzo' in green
The 2013 Luminor Submersible 'Bronzo' in green
Technicalities aside, the Panerai Submersible Verde Militare is limited to 500 pieces, with a price tag of around US $8,700. It is only available at select e-commerce platforms.