A bold expression of visionary, high quality technical expertise. A tangible demonstration of mechanical evolution. An extreme development of Panerai’s own exclusive language. Lo Scienzato is back!
Its origins are renowned and its history is well known. The first watch of the collection was launched in 2010 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the celestial observations of the Tuscan genius Galileo Galilei. Through the power of determined innovation, Lo Scienzato has deliberately pushed Panerai’s existing technical and mental boundaries, revealing the electrifying horizons of a new dimension. Today this model, whose mechanics and style have steadily evolved for almost a decade, has returned to the scene, and it is reaffirming its extrovert character through its dominant presence. Unmistakable, but not unchanged, the new Luminor Tourbillon GMT is revealed today as one of the most challenging projects of Panerai Laboratorio di Idee.
Profoundly changed in appearance, the Luminor Tourbillon GMT – Lo Scienziato already forceful personality is now highlighted by a Grade 5 titanium case, with a sandblasted finish and a steeper gradient. It is physical and pleasing to the touch with its raw sophistication. Its impact is enhanced by the visual contrast it makes with the bezel, the crown and the lever of the crown-protecting Safety Lock™ device which are made of carbotech, another material noted for its tangible character and congenial tones. Contrasting with this monochrome spectrum, the military green dial plays an important role. Attracting the eye is the flange encircling the floating numerals, the small-seconds dial, the 24-hour counter and the power reserve indicator. A completely new appearance so far as the dial is concerned.
The powerful identity of the Luminor Tourbillon GMT is immediately and unequivocally conveyed by the P.2005/T calibre within it. A hand-wound mechanical Manufacture movement with GMT function, introduced by Panerai for the first time in 2016, it stands out for its unusual, innovative structure, which had never been used before by the Maison. Mechanical interpretation with steam punk influences are all that remain of the conventional layout of mechanical watch, which has been distorted and intentionally stripped to the bone. The result is a minimalist design with an original, modern approach, including its three spring barrels mounted in series (patented) which provide a power reserve of six days. The result of Panerai’s expressive power and technical skills, it relies for its performance on a tourbillon device with a cage designed to rotate once every 30 seconds instead of the traditional 60 seconds on an axis which is perpendicular to that of the balance wheel. The movement has now been further developed to display the power reserve indicator on the front of the watch for the first time, a feature which is extremely useful as well as spectacular. The model is supplied with a second strap made of black Velcro with charcoal grey stitching.