The Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio
This year’s Officine Panerai collection includes a refreshing take on the beautiful Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio 47mm, part of a special Galileo Galilei tribute. Showing off titanium, a first I might add, the “Lo Scienziato” version features typical Panerai characteristics, but I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of a traditional dial – which makes things very interesting.
Made of brushed titanium, thanks to a new technology called Direct Metal Laser Sintering, this new classic 47 mm Luminor 1950 case weighs 40% less than steel, which makes wearing this statement around your wrist way easier. The new caliber P.2005/T, with titanium bridges, has lighter workings, but it’s still powerful enough to make it all tick.
Thanks to some really praise-worthy craftsmanship, the rotation of the tourbillon is visible, and so is the back of the watch, through a large sapphire crystal porthole. The overall effect is fascinating, as the pictures below easily reveal the mechanism; you can actually see the winding and unwinding of the spring inside each barrel.
Water resistant to 100 meters, the new Lo Scienziato – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio comes attached to a wonderful anthracite alligator strap, alongside a hefty €139,000 price-tag.