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SIHH is one of the most key events of the watch industry and it is pieces like Panerai’s new ‘Equation of Time’ watches that make the long 12 month wait worth it.
Measuring the difference between mean time and solar time, the equation of time function is no easy feat to master yet Panerai are so confident in their movement that they will be showcasing it in two limited edition models – the Radiomir 1940 and the Luminor 1950. Positioned on both pieces at 6 0’clock, the linear equation of time indicator is in a prominent location and retains the small seconds at 9 0’clock and month and date indicators at 3 0’clock. As a result, the 8 day power reserve, which normally features at 6 0’clock, now forms a part on the exhibition back. This sapphire glass display back allows us a view of the movement to further highlight the expert craftsmanship that are synonymous with Panerai.
Even more significant is that the P.2002/E Calibre, which forms the foundation of the new equation of time function, is inspired by the Calibre P.2002 – Panerai’s first in house movement which debuted in 2005.
With a limited production of just 200 pieces for the Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time 8 Day Acciaio 48mm and a mere 100 pieces for the Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Day 47mm, there is no doubt that this a timepiece that will go down in Panerai legacy.