— The new Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time 8 Days displays the equation of time by a linear indicator on the dial.
The length of one day is derived from the period of one rotation of the Earth and the length of one year corresponds to the period of one revolution of the Earth around the Sun. But, because of the elliptical orbit of the Earth round the Sun and the axial tilt of the Earth’s rotation in relation to the equator, the duration of a day measures exactly 24 hours on only four occasions in one year, while on all other days there is a difference between apparent time (solar time) and conventional time (mean time) which varies between being up to about 15 minutes ahead or behind, depending on the time of year.
This difference, the measurement of which is one of the classic complications of high quality cheap replica watchmaking, is called the “equation of time”.
The new Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time 8 Days displays the equation of time by a linear indicator on the dial.
The inclusion of this complication does not alter the classic Panerai design of the the cheap replica watches, housed in the Radiomir 1940 case, made of AISI 361L stainless steel – an alloy that is particularly resistant to corrosion – with a polished finish, and waterresistant to 100m.
The dial is black with the classic sandwich structure invented by Panerai in the late 1930s: two superimposed discs contain the luminous substance, the light of which emerges through the holes in it corresponding to the markers on the upper disc, providing a unique tonal depth and high legibility. As well as the linear indicator of the equation of time, the dial also contains the seconds counter at nine o’clock, the date window at three o’clock and the circular indicator on which the month can be read.
On the back of the case is a sapphire crystal window which enables the details and fine finish of the hitherto unissued P.2002/E hand-wound movement to be admired. This is a development of the P.2002 calibre, the first to be made by Officine Panerai in 2005: the three spring barrels provide a power reserve of eight days.
The Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time 8 Days (PAM00516) is a special editions of only 200 units; it is fitted with an alligator strap.