There are no shortage of nods to history on the dial, either. First with the two finishes chosen, ‘Panda’ and ‘Reverse Panda’. The Panda features two black counters on a silver background with a vertical satin finish; on the Reverse Panda, the color scheme is reversed. The two versions both serve the same purpose of maximum legibility, even at high speed – and in a shuddering race car cockpit.
The dial is surrounded by a double tachymeter & pulsometer scale that have been carefully engineered : the pulsometer goes up to 150, plus a red zone if the heart rate reaches 200bpm. The tachymeter scale runs from 0 to 240 km/h, the usual Formula One performance range in the Sixties.