SIHH is not a time when watch brands are falling replica watches behind and this year we have seen more than a few amazing versions that will surely keep watch lovers entertained for a while. However, some of our favorite models are those that show how capable you are when you get rid of the conservatism chains and to give us something that really leads. This is exactly what Panerai did with Panerai L'Auronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT, a fully loaded and customizable Luminor designed to pay tribute to Galileo Galilei. The astronomer is built to order and packed from top to bottom with various complications and marks a strong starting point for the brand this year and personally I hope it is a sign that Panerai is coming out of its shell to pursue something more exciting and ready to use design.
Not long after hearing news about Jean-Marc Pontroué's upcoming transition to the CEO's office for Panerai, I assumed it could be the beginning of something new for the brand. Maybe we would see some fantastic new materials or designs that go beyond the exits to the legacy. Because with as much potential and resources as their Lab-ID team, I've often wondered why it's so rare for Panerai to really push its limits. But, Panerai The Astronomer Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation Of Time GMT, I think, is a step in the right direction. The watch is housed replica watches uk in a huge 50 mm brushed titanium case and offers the wearer a nice and readable screen in addition to the sunrise / sunset times, a time equation complication, GMT functions and a lunar phase indicator in a movement that can be customized based on geographical coordinates specified by the customer.
When we look at the dial, we are greeted with a skeleton work almost "Roger Dubuis-esque", but it does not sacrifice readability. Since there is technically no dial, everything is shown, including the tourbillon space and dual spring bars that can support a 4-day power reserve. The deadlock and over 6 o'clock we find the linear complication Equation of Time, which shows the difference between real time (solar time) and conventional time (I would be curious if anyone would actually use it). Sunrise and sunset times are also found at opposite ends and remain free from the main screen. Some traditional elements remain, such as the excellent Panerai Arabs and the handset, which allows easy reading over an otherwise complex background. But one of the most notable features here is the date display, and this is where the Lab ID team comes in.
In order to keep the skeleton-shaped appearance as clean as possible, it was important that the date disc remained completely hidden, except for the small part that is centered within the date window. That's why Panerai has incorporated a borosilicate glass slab with virtually invisible numbers until they appear in the actual date window. Here, a polarized crystal reacts with the numbers modified by the laser and causes fake rolex the current date to appear while the remainder of the date disc remains almost completely transparent. This is exactly what I want to see from a brand like Panerai and although I am sure I will never have the chance to handle one of these personally, I bet it is a sight to behold.rolex replica