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Old 14 July 2019, 02:50 AM   #1
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Let’s talk about white dial Panerai

I recently acquired a white dial Panerai and am finding it to be a perfect summer watch. Bright and readable, and to me the great Panerai design cues work as well with white as they do with black. I know that the whites are not every Paneristi’s cuppa, but I’m really liking this one.

Looking forward to hearing other’s thoughts, both pro and con.













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Old 14 July 2019, 02:51 AM   #2
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Old 14 July 2019, 03:14 AM   #3
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I been on that boat of getting a white Panerai for a while. And I think I have reach my own conclusion about them after I got my Pam 791



Not exactly white , is ivory. But here is my conclusion after owning this for a couple of months. They are very cool, but I feel like that they are not really Panerai, well they are but you know what I mean (not the Panerai that I have embedded in my head) . So my conclusion is this is that white (or ivory) Panerai are great as long as you have a the classic dark dial Panerai already on your stable , meaning as a second Panerai. Because otherwise I find myself looking for something that is missing. In my case I have to decide that I either add a second Panerai or I sell this one for a dark one.
Of course all this is my personal experience, yours might vary


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Old 14 July 2019, 03:15 AM   #4
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I think it looks supercool !!



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Old 14 July 2019, 05:15 AM   #5
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Congratulations.

I have a 654. I have/have had various other coloured dials (green//blue/'decayed'/tobacco) and contrary to the view that a white is a compliment to a more classic dial, I feel that the 654 could easily be an only Panerai. Lovely cleanliness to it and a beauty on the wrist IMO.

I see no reason any other white (or ivory) doesn't stand in its own.

Must admit to a bit of love for the blue handed white dial in the 786 box set, but I don't really get on with the Bettorini style cases so I won't be getting one.



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Old 14 July 2019, 06:01 AM   #6
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White is a great choice. I want a 561.

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Old 14 July 2019, 08:19 AM   #7
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So crisp and clean. Very nice.
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Old 14 July 2019, 08:33 AM   #8
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I been on that boat of getting a white Panerai for a while. And I think I have reach my own conclusion about them after I got my Pam 791



Not exactly white , is ivory. But here is my conclusion after owning this for a couple of months. They are very cool, but I feel like that they are not really Panerai, well they are but you know what I mean (not the Panerai that I have embedded in my head) . So my conclusion is this is that white (or ivory) Panerai are great as long as you have a the classic dark dial Panerai already on your stable , meaning as a second Panerai. Because otherwise I find myself looking for something that is missing. In my case I have to decide that I either add a second Panerai or I sell this one for a dark one.
Of course all this is my personal experience, yours might vary


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Wow, that’s a stunner. I know what you mean about it not being your typical Panerai, but I’d have a hard time selling that one
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Old 14 July 2019, 05:04 PM   #9
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499 and it will look good on almost any straps you mount on it.
















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Old 14 July 2019, 09:49 PM   #10
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I like the white dial Panerai's but have never owned one. Maybe in the future.
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Old 14 July 2019, 10:21 PM   #11
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Old 15 July 2019, 01:20 AM   #12
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I have the 563. I like the white dial and think it looks best on the standard Luminor case (no disrespect to anyone else). My only issue with the 563 is the 8 day P5000 movement (it runs very fast in the first day before it evens out).

As far as aesthetics, I think it definitely makes sense to have a white dial in your collection. It wouldn't be my first Panerai, but they add something special to a collection. I put mine the on the tan nubuck JV strap and it looks fantastic in the summer.
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Old 15 July 2019, 01:42 AM   #13
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I have 2 white dial Panerai. The other is an old school 114. IMO - having a black, white and tobacco dial is complete.



Left to right - 560, 114 & 562


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Old 15 July 2019, 03:16 AM   #14
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White dials are amazing, very crisp and refreshing. I have the 563 and my wife has the 113. Probably not as your only Panerai, but definitely as a second one to complement a black dial PAM.
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Old 15 July 2019, 06:26 AM   #15
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Old 15 July 2019, 06:28 AM   #16
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I been on that boat of getting a white Panerai for a while. And I think I have reach my own conclusion about them after I got my Pam 791



Not exactly white , is ivory. But here is my conclusion after owning this for a couple of months. They are very cool, but I feel like that they are not really Panerai, well they are but you know what I mean (not the Panerai that I have embedded in my head) . So my conclusion is this is that white (or ivory) Panerai are great as long as you have a the classic dark dial Panerai already on your stable , meaning as a second Panerai. Because otherwise I find myself looking for something that is missing. In my case I have to decide that I either add a second Panerai or I sell this one for a dark one.
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Old 15 July 2019, 06:29 AM   #17
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Thanks and that 654 is sublime!




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Congratulations.

I have a 654. I have/have had various other coloured dials (green//blue/'decayed'/tobacco) and contrary to the view that a white is a compliment to a more classic dial, I feel that the 654 could easily be an only Panerai. Lovely cleanliness to it and a beauty on the wrist IMO.

I see no reason any other white (or ivory) doesn't stand in its own.

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499 and it will look good on almost any straps you mount on it.
















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I have 2 white dial Panerai. The other is an old school 114. IMO - having a black, white and tobacco dial is complete.



Left to right - 560, 114 & 562


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I have the 563. I like the white dial and think it looks best on the standard Luminor case (no disrespect to anyone else). My only issue with the 563 is the 8 day P5000 movement (it runs very fast in the first day before it evens out).



As far as aesthetics, I think it definitely makes sense to have a white dial in your collection. It wouldn't be my first Panerai, but they add something special to a collection. I put mine the on the tan nubuck JV strap and it looks fantastic in the summer.


The 563 looks great on the tan nubuck, well done!


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White dials are amazing, very crisp and refreshing. I have the 563 and my wife has the 113. Probably not as your only Panerai, but definitely as a second one to complement a black dial PAM.


Agreed! I have a 512 that I love as well.




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Old 15 July 2019, 01:08 PM   #23
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499 on a Mauser Ammo strap by Micah of Vintager. I love the buckle too.





Sorry to bore you all with my 499. Confession - we are doing a challenge. One watch for one month (July) so, it’s halfway now. Another 15 days to go.


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That 791 is a beauty!


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Yeah not sure if I can , I had it for a month so I’ll give it some time to think
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Old 17 July 2019, 11:42 PM   #25
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Wifey wants a Panerai Due 38mm w/ white dial as a push present. Wish I could make that happen for her!
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I like white dials. Makes the watch look clean and it’s very versatile


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