This thrilling special edition presents the brand’s high-end technical expertise to the depth, thanks to its meticulously skeletonized interface and a transparent case-back. New Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica watch is also known as “Lo Scienziato” which is one of Galileo Galilei’s nicknames, representing his life-long devotion to extend human knowledge through scientific learning. Skeletonized Panerai watches are something that you will rarely see, even when they have much to show. That makes this outstanding timepiece even more valuable, which makes me predict that this will be one of the brand’s most sought after models.
Galilei’s discoveries had a great influence on humanity, and some of them, such as the law of isochronisms of the pendulum even determined the development of mechanical watchmaking. Today, we are lucky to have traditional skills and knowledge, combined with the most advanced technology and materials, which together forms what we call masterpieces of the haute horology. “Lo Scienziato” can definitely be named as a horological masterpiece, featuring one of the most valuable complications – a tourbillon escapement, revealed completely through the open-worked reticulate dial, along with other components with costly finishing.
One can entirely enjoy the beauty of P.2005/S Calibre hand-winding skeletonized movement which is completely developed and created by Officine Panerai. It comprises 277 components, including 31 jewels. When it is fully wound, it can work optimally for up to 6 days, thanks to the system of three barrels.
The tourbillon cage is visible at the 11 o’clock position, which is a pretty unusual place for a tourbillon. Two small sub-dials are nicely decorated to perfectly match mechanical components. As a matter of fact, these second time zone and small seconds indicators even look as they are part of the mechanism. Its blackened finish fits smoothly with the color of the ceramic case.
Created in the robust size, with the diameter of 48 mm, the black ceramic case provides exceptional aesthetic impact, while at the same time guarantees extreme hardness (up to 5 times harder than stainless steel) and resistance to shocks and scratches. The case incorporates a round, sand-blasted bezel and a classic crown protecting device, also made of black ceramic.
Both sides of the case are covered by 2 mm thick sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The case-back is crafted in titanium with special hard black coating. Water-resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet), the Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica Skeleton watch (PAM 528) is available with a brown natural, untreated leather strap. However, if you purchase this amazing timepiece, you are going to find an additional black leather strap and a screwdriver in its special presentation case.