Dedicated to the Italian genius, Galileo Galilei, PANERAI is presenting the super light “Lo Scienziato” tourbillon. The high-tech timepiece, limited to just 150 examples, is the result of many years of research of OFFICINE PANERAI. In doing so, the goal was to keep the weight of PAM00578 as light as possible by using titanium and various skeletonised components.
With Lo Scienziato – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Titanio, OFFICINE PANERAI is breaking completely new ground. Compared to steel, the specific weight of titanium is 40% less. This advantage is also clearly noticeable in the wrist joint. In this version PAM 578 is not just doing without the actual dial. Even the titanium folding clasp was milled out on 12 positions for reasons of weight reduction. The result is a featherlight, skeletonised tourbillon with a featherlight folding clasp.
The PANERAI development department installed the P.2005/T calibre, also made of titanium, into PAM 578, which tone-in-tone with the titanium housing looks as if it was made from one single piece. Even here, it was possible to reduce the weight by 35% compared to a conventional material (brass), as is used in watch manufacturing. The mechanical manual-winding movement delivers the energy for a 6 day power reserve with three spring barrels. 277 components hold the powerhouse together that rotates with 28,800 oscillations.
The display for minute, house, second time zone, small seconds at 9 o’clock, the day | night display at 3 o’clock and power reserve indicator on the back are made of blued titanium hands and filled with Super-LumiNova® photo-luminescent pigments. The satin-finished titanium case with the patented PANERAI P.2005/T calibre has a proud diameter of 47mm. The Lo Scienziato – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio is not just specially suitable for people with allergies, but also for collectors who appreciate the high wearing comfort due to the low weight.
PAM 578 has a grey alligator leather strap with grey seams. For this purpose, OFFICINE PANERAI developed a light-weight construction folding clasp made of titanium. Paneristi all around the world appreciate the technical achievements from Neuchâtel. Even this tourbillon will be seen more on Instagram or Facebook than in the shop window of a PANERAI boutique.