Officine Panerai are taking functionality told bold new levels with the unveiling of two striking Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days GMT models.
Firstly, the differences. The watches come in two distinct dial colours of brown sun-brushed sandwich (PAM00656) and Blue sun-brushed sandwich (PAM00670) with beige Super-LumiNova accents. The pair also comes accompanied with a dark brown alligator strap bearing beige stitching whilst the blue version receives a dark blue alligator strap.
Inside the iconic Paneria designed 47mm titanium case of both models resides the hand-wound P.2002/E 8 Days Equation of Time movement.
This provides the watches with a host of functions including hours, minutes, small seconds, date, month, Equation of Time, GMT, 24h indicator on the 9 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 3 o’clock markers. On the reverse side of the watch is a power reserve indicator and seconds reset function.
Both timepieces boast an impressive 192-hour power reserve as well as a 100 metre water resistance rating.
Those keen on the one of the most poetic complications of haute horlogerie will need to move quick as Panerai will only be releasing 500 examples of each colour with a recommended retail price of AU$29,400 a piece.