PANERAI – LO SCIENZIATO LUMINOR 1950 | (SIHH 2016)20 January 2016
TOURBILLON GMT TITANIO – 47mm
THE “LO SCIENZIATO” COLLECTION, DEDICATED BY OFFICINE PANERAI TO THE GENIUS OF GALILEO GALILEI, IS NOW ENHANCED BY A NEW SPECIAL EDITION WITH TECHNICALLY REMARKABLE SOLUTIONS. THE P.2005 MECHANICAL CALIBRE WITH TOURBILLON REGULATOR IS SKELETONISED AND, FOR THE FIRST TIME, MADE OF TITANIUM.
The lightness of the new Lo Scienziato is truly remarkable, particularly considering its size and its wealth of features: hours, minutes, small seconds, GMT with am/pm indication, a power reserve of six days with indication of the power remaining on the back, and a tourbillon escapement.
The secret of its lightness lies in the ingenious work of minimalisation carried out by the Laboratorio di Idee of the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel on the case and on the sophisticated P.2005/T movement, to design a watch with the typical Panerai characteristics but with a substantially lower weight.
The Luminor 1950 case of the new Special Edition has the classic diameter of 47 mm and it is made of titanium.
The P.2005 mechanical movement, the hand-wound calibre with the special tourbillon patented by Panerai, appears here for the first time in the P.2005/T version, skeletonised and with titanium bridges and plates.
At 9 o’clock of the skeletonised dial is the small seconds counter, inside which a small indicator rotates, showing the rotation of the tourbillon.
At 3 o’clock, another small dial indicates whether the central second time zone hand (GMT) refers to day or night.
The long power reserve of six days is achieved by the three spring barrels connected in series, and the power remaining is shown by a special indicator on the back of the movement, visible through the large sapphire crystal porthole on the back of the watch.
LO SCIENZIATO LUMINOR 1950 TOURBILLON GMT TITANIO will be produced in a limited edition of 150 pieces.