Panerai’s The Laboratorio di Idee watch factory in Neuchâtel has always been pursuing breakthrough new technology as its mission, and is committed to giving Panerai watches more outstanding functions, while adhering to the unique style of the brand. One of the masterpieces born here, ‘Lo Scienziato’, is a watch series equipped with a skeleton tourbillon movement. It aims to pay tribute to the genius Galileo who was born in Tuscany and praises his great scientific discovery that led to the development of mechanical timing technology. The latest release of the series is Lo Scienziato – Luminor 1950 TourbillonGMT Titanio Special Edition, with only 150 pieces produced.
The new Lo Scienziato watch has an excellent design, although it is large in size but relatively light in weight; it is comprehensive and versatile, equipped with hours, minutes, small seconds, GMT time and day and night display, six-day power reserve, and power reserve display on the back and Equipped with a tourbillon device. Such ingenious watch works are thanks to the continuous streamlined design of Panerai’s The Laboratorio di Idee watch factory in Neuchâtel, dedicated to improving the case and perfecting the P.2005 / T movement. A watch with a Panerai style.
This new special edition watch is equipped with a classic Luminor 1950 case with a diameter of 47 mm. It is made of titanium and is sensitive and resistant to corrosion. It is 40% lighter than stainless steel. In order to further reduce the weight of the watch, Panerai hollowed out the inside of the case with innovative technology to outline extremely complex geometries, while retaining the case’s excellent water resistance (up to 10 bar, which is equal to a depth of 100 meters) and resistance to tension Twisted sturdy character. This technology is called ‘direct metal laser sintering’ and uses titanium powder to build three-dimensional parts layer by layer using optical fiber laser technology. Each layer of material is only 0.02 mm thick, and after fusion, it becomes solid titanium. The finished product cannot be made with traditional technology, it is lighter in weight and its appearance is flawless.
The P.2005 manual winding mechanical movement equipped with Panerai’s patented tourbillon debuted for the first time in P.2005 / T. The movement is hollowed out and equipped with a lower density titanium bridge and plywood to replace the commonly used brass material with twice the density, making the movement lighter than the P.2005 / S hollowed out movement by 35%. The elements are directly connected to the movement, and the parts such as the time scale are moved to the outer edge. The small seconds dial at 9 o’clock reveals its small internal tourbillon device; another small dial at 3 o’clock shows the central second time zone (GMT) hand day and night. The watch has a power reserve of up to 6 days and is driven by three connected barrels.
Through the sapphire crystal of the case back, you can see the power reserve display specially set on the back of the movement. The exquisite hollow-out process highlights the magnificent details of the front and back of the watch. You can admire the mechanical dance of the spring movement and precise gear operation in the barrel, and the beauty of the tourbillon frame. This tourbillon operates by Panerai and is completely different from the traditional tourbillon. In order to better compensate for the effect of gravity on the escapement operation and to ensure the accuracy of the watch’s travel time, the tourbillon frame is perpendicular to the axis of the balance wheel instead of parallel, and rotates every 30 seconds. The circle is very different from the traditional tourbillon that rotates once a minute.
The new Lo Scienziato – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio watch (PAM00578) is equipped with a carbon black alligator strap, which complements the case and the movement. The folding buckle, which is also decorated with cutout details, is also made of titanium, showing the delicate style of each inch of the watch.
LO SCIENZIATO LUMINOR 1950 TOURBILLON GMT TITANIO – 47 mm Tourbillon Time Titanium PAM00578
Limited to 150 pieces
Movement: P.2005 / T manual winding skeleton mechanical movement, completely developed by Panerai.
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, second time zone, 24-hour display, power reserve on the case back, tourbillon.
Case: 47 mm, matte titanium.
Power reserve: 144 hours.
Water resistance: 10 bar (about 100 meters).