Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time 8 Days Acciaio - 48mm
Hand-wound mechanical, P.2002/E calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13 ¾ lignes, 8,30 mm thick, 31 jewels, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF PARECHOC® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8 days. 328 components.
Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Date, Month, Equation of time, Power reserve indicator on the back, Seconds reset
Diameter 48mm, AISI 316L Polished Steel
See-through sapphire crystal
Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o'clock, date and month indicator at 3 o'clock and equation of time indicator at 6 o'clock.
"10 bar (~100 metres)"
Ecru 26/22.0 Standard
THE P.2002/E PANERAI MOVEMENT.
The Equation of Time displays a sophisticated complication called the “Equation of Time” by a linear indicator on the dial. The difference between the mean time and the true time indicated by the solar meridian is called the “equation of time” and it is the result of the combination of the Earth’s inclination and its elliptical orbit. The linear equation of time indicator displays this difference in time and it is set automatically when the date and the month are set on the watch.
AISI 316L STAINLESS STEEL
"AISI 316L 1.4435 stainless steel is Officine Panerai’s material par excellence since it is highly resistant to corrosion and is hypoallergenic, making it ideal for contact with the skin. The Panerai watches created for the Italian Navy were made of austenitic stainless steel, a reliable material that was also resistant to the extreme environmental conditions in which the commandos operated."
With a diameter of 13 3/4 lignes and 329 parts, the P.2002/E calibre has 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 springs barrels, with indication of the time remaining on the back; the mechanism which stops the balance wheel and sets the seconds hand to zero for accurately synchronizing the watch with a reference time signal; and the device for changing 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 is, the measurement of the difference between actual time and the conventional time used in everyday life. It is a classic complication of Haute Horlogerie, which harks back to the ancient link between time measurement and astronomy.Discover calibre
Panerai watches are produced to very high standards of quality. It is worth remembering that the mechanical parts run 24 hours a day when used, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure long life and good operation.