Panerai Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days GMT
The useful functions of the new Luminor 1950 model are combined with one of the most poetic complications of Haute Horologerie: the Equation of Time, with linear indication on the dial.
In watchmaking, there are functions which are extremely useful, and there are functions which, on the other hand, provide the subtle pleasure which enthusiasts experience from being in touch with the centuries-old history of high-end watchmaking. The new Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days GMT combines these two aspects in a masterly way in pure Panerai style.
The secret of the this new creation, is the P.2002/E movement, a hand-wound calibre with 8-day power reserve, developed and produced entirely in Panerai’s Manufacture in Neuchâtel.
This calibre, visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, offers many useful functions: the GMT function,
with a central hand for the second time zone and am/pm indicator in the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock; the date with indication of the month in the counter at 3 o’clock; a power reserve of over eight days - provided by the three barrels - with indication of the remaining time on the back; the device for setting the hour hand quickly without interfering with the running of the watch.
But the difference between the P.2002/E and the P.2002 basic version is the “equation of time” that measures the difference between real time (solar day) and conventional time, by which a day may be up to about 15 minutes longer or shorter, depending on the time of the year. This difference is measured and displayed on the dial by means of a linear indicator at six o’clock.
The 47mm case is made of brushed-finished titanium, a hypoallergenic material with excellent qualities of lightness, strength and resistance to corrosion and is fitted with the iconic lever-operated bridge device which protects the winding crown from accidental shocks and at the same time ensures water-resistance of 10 bar.
The Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days GMT has a fascinating metallic blue dial with sunbrushed finish, blue alligator strap and is sold with a second strap made of rubber.
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