Thanks to this great pic posted above by @vdzeletovic on instagram, collectors around the world have been going crazy for this watch. I am happy to report even though there is no official picture posted yet by Panerai on their website, I verified the information and this is absolutely an official release for SIHH 2014.
This watch is known as the Panerai PAM00590-44mm Luminor Marina 8 Giorni Brevettato , which is a brushed 44mm stainless steel Luminor case with a stainless steel polished bezel. The dial has the iconic 8 Days designation in Italian (8 Giorni Brevettato ) written on the dial at the three o’clock position while a sub seconds hand is located at the nine o’clock position and indices in between for the rest of the numbers. The watch is equipped with the new in house P.5000 8 Day caliber movement and has a stainless steel case back. This watch is fitted with an assolomente strap and is limited US exclusive for the first year of 1,000 pieces. This will then become a production piece for the rest of the world. The retail of this watch is $7,700 for now, who knows if that will change once it comes out. Collectors are saying this is arguably the best Panerai watch at the SIHH 2014 watch fair.