Friday, March 22, 2013

Luminor Panerai Equation Of Time

...Wrist Shot Of The Day...

Luminor Panerai Equation Of Time
A Tribute To Galileo Galilei
Special Limited Edition of 30 Pieces
50MM Reference PAM00365

All the vintage Panerai watches had cases, crowns and movements made by Rolex. When the modern Panerai company was resurrected in the early 1990s, before Richmont took over, the movements they used were rudimentary. Over the past few decades Panerai has invested heavily in developing their movement manufacturing prowess, and one could argue this has resulted in the Panerai's Equation Of Time Tourbillon Tatanio, which was introduced in 2010. 

This stunning work of horological art is one of the most complicated wrist watches ever made, but you would not necessarily notice this fact from looking at it from the front.  The PAM00365 features a 50MM Titanium case, with a hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.2005/G calibre, made exclusively in-house by Panerai. It has a Tourbillon, coupled with a 3 barrel movement coupled with a KIF Parechoc anti-shock device, that features a 4 day power reserve.

The watch has many complications beyond and hour and minute hand, which include a small seconds hand, date, month indicator, sunrise and sunset indicators, equation of time indicator, and a power reserve indicator. The PAM00365 is customizable to the place you live in order for the sunrise and sunset indicator to function accurately.

The caseback of the watch (not shown) features a sapphire crystal that showcases the tourbillon regulator as well as a map of the sky that rotates in one the direction of the hemisphere the watch is located in.  In the future I hope to do a detailed review of this stunning masterpiece which showcases Panerai's technological prowess.

The PAM00365 is a tribute to the great Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei, who's portrait we see below, which was painted by Justus Sustermans in 

"Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so." –Galileo Galilei

The following video beautifully communicates how The Equation Of Time works

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