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Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio 47 mm

Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio 47 mm

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Panerai introduces a new version of one of the most surprising creations: The Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio (Ref. PAM00767) with a 3D-printed titanium case and the P.2005/T skeletonised movement with tourbillon regulator.

With its titanium case 3D-printed using the technique of direct metal laser sintering, the Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT is one of the most innovative creations of the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. Presented in 2016 as the first implementation of this technology for a mechanical timepiece, Lo Scienziato is now available in a new version which still has all the characteristics of its predecessor but with a slightly revised appearance. In the new model the blue of the hands, harmonising with the metallic tones of the titanium case, is also used on the flange and in the sewing of the black leather strap, giving the watch a sportier but as well technical appearance.

Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio – 47mm Ref. PAM00767

Even though the model has plenty 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 Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio is particularly light, which is caused by the minimalisation carried out by the Laboratorio di Idee of the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel on the case and on the P.2005/T movement. This way a watch with the typical Panerai characteristics but with a substantially lower weight was created.

The 3D-printed titanium case, using the DMLS Technique: extremely light yet solid and robust

The case of the Lo ScienziatoLuminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio has the classic diameter of 47 mm and is made of titanium, a material that is resistant to corrosion and about 40% lighter than steel. To reduce the weight further, the case is made using an innovative technology which enables complex geometrical shapes to be created without compromising its water-resistance of 10 bar, equivalent to a depth of about 100 metres, its solidity or its resistance to tension or torsion to which the case may be subjected. The technology used is called direct metal laser sintering. This process builds up a 3D object layer by layer by means of a fibre optic laser using powdered titanium. The successive layers – each one only 0.02 mm thick – merge together and become completely solid, creating forms which would be impossible to achieve using traditional working methods, lower in weight and with a uniform, even appearance.

Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio – 47mm Ref. PAM00767

The P.2005/T with skeletonised titanium bridges and tourbillon

The P.2005 mechanical movement, the hand-wound calibre with the tourbillon patented by Panerai, appears here in the P.2005/T version, skeletonized and with titanium bridges and plates. Thanks to the lower density of this material – about half that of the brass of which these components are normally made – the overall weight of the movement is 35% less than that of the P.2005/S skeletonized version.

Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio – 47mm Ref. PAM00767

The ultimate lightness of the watch is both the result of the fine skeletonizing of the bridges, plates and spring barrels, and of the absence of a traditional dial, since all the elements which normally comprise it are attached directly to the movement or the flange of the watch, such as the hour markers. At 9 o’clock is the small seconds dial, 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 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. All this fine work of skeletonizing enables the details on both sides of the watch to be seen, such as the winding and unwinding of the spring inside each barrel, the intricate interconnection of the wheel work and in particular the rotation of the tourbillon cage, which, in the version patented by Panerai, is fundamentally different from the normal arrangement. In order to compensate more precisely for the effects of gravity on the escapement, thus achieving more accurate operation, the tourbillon cage rotates on an axis which is perpendicular, not parallel, to that of the balance, and it makes a complete rotation every 30 seconds instead of once a minute.

Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio – 47mm Ref. PAM00767


MODEL: Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio
PRICE: 139’000 Euro
CASE MATERIAL:Brushed titanium
DIAL:No traditional dial, display elements directly attached to the movement or the flange
STRAP:Black leather strap with metallic-blue sewing
CALIBRE:Calibre P.2005/T
FUNCTIONS:Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Second Time Zone, 24h Indicator, Power Reserve Indicator on the back, Tourbillon
Water resistance: 10 bar (~ 100 meter)