SIHH 2015: Officine Panerai – Radiomir 1940 and Luminor 1950 Equation of Time
The Equation of Time is a horological complication that shows the contrast between the genuine sun based time and the mean or common time.
Indeed, as a result of the curved state of the Earth’s circle round the Sun and the pivotal slant of the Earth’s revolution according to the equator, the span of a day quantifies precisely 24 hours on just four events in a single year, while on any remaining days there is a distinction between evident time (sun powered time) and ordinary time (mean time) which differs between being up to around 15 minutes ahead or behind, contingent upon the time of year.
In the new Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time 8 Days and the Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days, introduced by Officine Panerai at SIHH 2015, the equation of time is shown by a straight marker on the dial.
This arrangement doesn’t change the exemplary Panerai plan of the two models, the Radiomir 1940 and the Luminor 1950, the second being the recorded development of the previous with its particular extension gadget with cinching switch to secure the winding crown.
The two cases are made of AISI 316L tempered steel, especially impervious to consumption, with a cleaned finish. The Radiomir 1940 has a breadth of 47 mm while the Luminor 1950 of 48 mm.
The dark dial is built utilizing the exemplary sandwich structure where two plates are superimposed with brilliant substance between them for extraordinary neatness. Just as the straight marker of the equation of time, the dial likewise contains the little seconds counter at 9 o’clock and, evenly situated at 3 o’clock, the date window and the roundabout pointer of the current month.
The hand-wound development P.2002/E is noticeable through the sapphire gem of the case back permitting the proprietor not exclusively to respect the quality completes yet additionally to check the force hold marker. Because of three spring barrels the development ensures an amazing force save of eight days.
The Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time 8 Days (PAM00516) and the Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days (PAM00601) are two Special Editions of just 200 and 100 units individually. The two models are water-impervious to 10 bar (100 meters/330 feet) and are fitted with a gator tie. The Luminor 1950 case is likewise provided with a screwdriver and the device for supplanting the tie. Retail costs of Euro 18,400/US$ 22,000 for the PAM00516 and Euro 18,800/US$ 23,000 for the PAM00601. panerai.com
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