Last year’s standout special edition pieces were arguably the series of Radiomir 1940 chronographs rendered in various precious metals, featuring a handwound movement based on the venerable Minerva caliber 13-22; also, the Panerai Replica Radiomir 1940 3 Days Marina Militare Acciaio, which is a homage to the vintage Reference 6152 from the 1940s.
The equation of time complication is rarely seen on Panerai watches, and I believe the last Panerai watch to feature it was the Panerai Replica Watches. For those unfamiliar with this complication, it shows the difference between “true” or “apparent” solar time and “mean” solar time. This is because the length of a day is only exactly 24 hours on four days of the year, the rest of the time it varies between plus and minus 16 and 14 minutes, respectively.
Both Panerai Replica watches have Panerai’s signature sandwich-style dial, gold hands, and ecru lume, giving it a warm and vintage look, not unlike the Luminor 1950 3 Days. At nine o’clock, you have the running seconds with a reset function, and at three o’clock, you have the date window and a circular indicator for the months. The equation of time indicator is displayed using a linear indicator at six o’clock. A power reserve indicator is located on the back of the movement and can be viewed through the Cheap Replica Watches sapphire display case back.
Elsewhere, the Panerai Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time 8 Days Acciaio Replica comes in a 48mm polished case with polished bezel. And because it is done in the 1940s style, it does not have the wire lugs of the regular Radiomir models. It has a screw down crown and a rated water resistance of 100m.
The Panerai Luminar 1950 Equation of Time 3 Days Acciaio comes in the company’s familiar 47mm 1950-style Luminor case with a polished case and bezel.