A panda dial is distinct for its black-on-white dial appearance, which often features a white or silver dial with two or three black subdials. The idea is that it resembles a panda’s face.

A “reverse panda,” has a black main dial and white subdials. The 1957 Breitling Superocean Chronograph is often regarded as the earliest panda dial.

1957 Breitling Super Ocean, the first Panda Dial

The most famous Panda dial watch is the Paul Newman Daytona, one of the most expensive watches ever sold.

Longines Chronograph

Montblanc chronograph

Rolex Daytona Cosmograph

Girard Perregaux

CHARLEY PHOTO OF THE WEEK: There are three rules when going on a walk with Charley. First, if you’re a few minutes late, you’ll hear about it. Second, we go on the same route. And last, and most importantly, Charley can end a walk whenever she wants by putting the leash in her mouth. Then we turn around and go home.