Breitling quietly introduced two Limited Edition’s of its popular B50 with black titanium ‘Night Mission’ cases and ‘Cobra Yellow’ dials. And one of them -being part of the infamous Diamondworks program- is fully set. With black diamonds.
Notwitstanding the fact that a diamond-set titanium case is a very rare sight – and much more so a black-coated titanium case-, I think it’s safe to say that this one (ref. VB5010AU.I525.155S) represents an acquired taste. Its diamond-less brother (ref. VB50105T.I525.155S) on the other and looks rather smashing – a 30th Anniversary Aerospace on steroids. It’s limited to 100 pieces, only available at Breitling boutiques, so rush if you’re interested!
One project we’ve completed for now is a complete list of the Panerai Boutique Editions. Above you’ve seen an overview of the casebacks of the Panerai Luminor Marina models and I’ve split them down in groups of six below. The order is more or less alphabetical. All of them feature a sibling in either Luminor 1950 or Radiomir form – some of them even both.
Quick personal opinion – winners for me based on imagery are the Saudi Arabia, the Las Vegas, the Muscat and the New York editions. The Middle Eastern ones remind me of the vintage Rolex models created by special order for these countries, their military branches and their dignitaries and to me, some of the Rolex cool rubs off on these Panerai’s. The Las Vegas and New York editions are just plain cool.
The list is complete for now – but please mind that it does not feature boutique specials like the Hong Kong PAM 606 or models like the Firenze Daylight, GMT and Automatic – the latter three are listed as Special Editions rather than Boutique Editions. But whatever. I have split down the full list of ‘Pig Dial’ Luminor Marina Boutique Editions line by line below. For more info, just click the links and you’ll be directed to their respective pages.
Oh, and if you come across any info that is not correct, please use the contact form – corrections are very much appreciated. And yes, they all look the same from the front – here’s a pic just so you know