Watches | June 7, 2022 1:06 pm

Panerai Packs Big Style Into Slimmed Down Watch

At just 40mm, the limited-edition Luminor Quaranta Verde Militare could be this summer’s sneakiest style accessory

Panerai's Luminor Quaranta Verde Militare is their most wearable watch yet
Panerai's Luminor Quaranta Verde Militare is this summer's sneaky style upgrade.

In partnership with Panerai

In addition to their unique design — think cushion-shaped case, signature sandwich dial and (in many models) distinct crown guard — Panerai watches have always been known for one thing in particular: their size. The 160-year-old Florentine watch brand makes 44mm statement timepieces that have graced the wrists of equally big personalities — from Italian Royal Navy commanders to Hollywood action stars to Ralph Lauren. 

For many horologists, it’s precisely Panerai’s big size that make these watches so covetable. But it’s also understandable that even some of the biggest watch fanatics with a more understated sense of style (or simply just a slimmer wrist), stay away from watch faces so large. 

Well, no more. Enter the Luminor Quaranta Verde Militare, perhaps the iconic brand’s most wearable timepiece yet, at a versatile 40mm. Panerai’s distinct style, however, remains intact. That means you still get the iconic sandwich dial and a brushed steel case in its unmistakable shape, plus a P.900 calibre movement and a new color — the pedigree appropriate military green. Add a Quick Release buckle system and two interchangeable straps (one rubber, the other alligator), and you’ve got a modern tweak on a revered classic that’s worth every penny. 

The catch? The Luminor Quaranta Verde Militare has been limited to 500 models worldwide, meaning this watch — available on only — is sure to sell out fast. Don’t let this understated statement piece slip through your fingers.

Panerai’s latest limited-edition timepiece recreates the brand’s signature style in a smaller, more versatile package.