To tribute to Galileo Galilei, the Tuscan scientist that revealed that the Earth rotates around the Sun, Penerai launched the Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio watch.
The watch is a skeletonized tourbillon GMT, it is a 3-dimensional printing process that prints out 0.02 mm layers of titanium pieces that are then welded together to create the watch casing. This method allows very intricate design which would otherwise be impossible to replicate.
The two small sub-dials on the left and right of the watch is the seconds and day/night indicator. The tourbillion is located at the 10 o’clock position. All the 6 hands on the watch have blue painted borders.
The watch is rather large with a diameter of 47 mm. Since the base material is titanium, the watch is extremely light. However, the use of the new manufacturing technique allows efficient use of material and this makes the watch even lighter than an equivalent titanium watch using traditional manufacturing techniques.
The movement powering this Panerai watch is the manual-winding P.2005/T. An Officine Panerai’s in-house movement, it has enough spring power to keep 144 hours of motive reserve.
The front and back of the watch is protected with sapphire crystal. On the back you can see the power reserve indicator. This watch was debuted at this year’s SIHH.