A tribute to Galileo Galilei, “Lo Scienziato” (the Scientist in Italian) was introduced for the first time in 2010 in a 48mm Radiomir case. As of 2016, it came in a high-tech 3D-printed Luminor case, shaped layer by layer, consolidating titanium powder via Direct Metal Laser Sintering technology. For 2019, this impressive and complex watch returns with new materials. Meet the Panerai Luminor Tourbillon GMT “Lo Scienziato” PAM00768.
The 2019 edition, reference PAM00768, combines DMLS sandblasted grade 5 titanium with another innovative material. Its bezel, winding crown and safety lock lever are crafted from Carbotech, a composite based on carbon fibre. Measuring 47mm in diameter and weighing just 18 grams, the imposing dark monochrome case is paired with a military green flange and subsidiary indications in matching colour.
Powering this highly-technical Panerai Luminor Tourbillon GMT “Lo Scienziato” PAM00768 is the calibre P.2005/T with a central display of the hours, minutes and second time zone. The small seconds and the 24h indicator are located respectively at 9 and 3 o’clock. The power reserve of the movement is shown on the face of the watch for the first time. This hand-wound movement can store 6 days of power reserve on three spring barrels.
Among other stand-out features, the calibre P.2005/T is regulated by an unconventional 30-second tourbillon rotating on an axis perpendicular to that of the balance wheel. Its modern, openwork three-dimensional architecture is based on the use of titanium for the plate and bridges. As a result, the movement weighs just 23 grams.
The Panerai Luminor Tourbillon GMT “Lo Scienziato” PAM00768 is worn on a grey alligator strap. It is secured to the wrist by a titanium folding buckle. The watch is delivered with an additional Velcro strap, also on a folding buckle. Price is set at EUR 145,000. For more information, visit www.panerai.com.