Real panda is a rare and vulnerable species, only recently is removed from the endangered species list, but the so-called “panda” dial replica watch — loosely described as a timer is white with black subdials main dial – more ubiquitous than ever before, especially after the record auction, may be the world’s most famous panda – dial watch, “Paul Newman Rolex chronographs Daytona once by Newman Here we round up currently available panda-dial chronograph watches, together with one honorable mention.
Audemars Piguet marked the 20th anniversary of its Royal Oak Chronograph in 2017 with the release of several new models, among them the silver-and-black “panda” version above. The dials recall vintage examples of Audemars Piguet chronograph watches from the 1930s to 1960s, with subdial colors that contrast the color of the main dials, along with the hallmark Grand Tapisserie motif on the main dial. The watches all contain Audemars Piguet’s automatic Caliber 2385, with 37 jewels, a 21,600-vph frequency, and a minimum 40-hour power reserve when fully wound. The case has anti-light sapphire crystal and a screw lock on the crown to ensure a waterproof depth of 50 meters.
At Baselworld 2018, Breitling released a host of new Superocean Héritage II models in new 44-mm cases, including three chronograph replica watches with a 3-6-9 tricompax dial layout and powered by an in-house movement, Caliber B01. The movement, which is visible through a sapphire caseback, is a COSC-certified chronometer with a 70-hour power reserve. The dial features a date window at 4:30 and the watch comes on Bretling’s Aero Classic black rubber strap, which echoes the appearance of a Milanese bracelet.
While some purists believe that a “true” panda dial requires three subdials, the Bremont ALT1-C Classic Chronometer is one of two bicompax watches that made our list. Introduced at the British brand’s New York Townhouse event together with a host of other novelties, the watch introduces some updated elements from the original ALT1-C, such as applied indices replacing Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova on the hands, and an enlarged steel “Trip-Tick” case to fully showcase the movement of webiste givensale.com, the COSC-certified chronograph Caliber BE-50AE. Remnants from earlier versions include a classic aero-style crosshaver pattern on the 9 o ‘clock and 3 o ‘clock 30 minute counter. We will talk more about these items next time.