2016 SIHH Geneva International High-level Watch Salon has entered the third day after its launch, and each new product is dazzling. The new products of Panerai’s watch exhibition still focus on the Radiomir 1940 and Luminor 1950 series, and launched a number of new timepieces based on the old classics. At the same time, the brand is also seeking breakthrough Innovative technology, an unprecedented Lo Scienziato watch stunning everyone’s attention. This watch is intended to pay tribute to the genius Galileo, using a case made of innovative ‘direct metal laser sintering’ technology, and a skeleton tourbillon movement, limited to 150 pieces.
Panerai Luminor 1950 Hollow Tourbillon Watch Official Model: PAM00578
This limited edition watch is equipped with a classic Luminor 1950 case with a diameter of 47 mm. It is made of titanium and is sensitive and resistant to corrosion. It is 40% lighter than stainless steel.
Limited production of 150 watches
In order to further reduce the weight of the watch, Panerai uses innovative technology to hollow out the interior of the case, to outline extremely complex geometries, while retaining the case’s excellent water resistance (approximately 100 meters) and its ruggedness. This new technology is called ‘direct metal laser sintering’. It uses titanium metal powder to fabricate three-dimensional parts layer by layer with optical fiber laser technology. Each layer is only 0.02 mm thick. After fusion, it becomes solid titanium metal. The product cannot be made with traditional technology and is lighter in weight.
Ultra-lightweight case in matte titanium
Table diameter is classic 47 mm
The watch is equipped with a carbon black alligator leather strap, which complements the case and the movement. The folding buckle, which is also decorated with cutout details, is also made of titanium.
The innovative hollow design of the PAM00578 watch also blends with the style of Panerai. The watch exudes a unique charm from the inside out. The small seconds dial at 9 o’clock reveals its small internal tourbillon device; another small dial at 3 o’clock shows the central second time zone (GMT) hand day and night.
Small seconds at nine o’clock
The core oscillation system of the movement
The watch is equipped with Panerai’s patented Tourbillon P.2005 manual winding mechanical movement. The movement is hollowed out and equipped with a lower density titanium bridge and plywood to replace the commonly used yellow double density. The copper material makes the movement lighter than the P.2005 / S skeleton movement by 35%. The elements are directly connected to the movement, and the parts such as the time scale are moved to the outer edge. Provides a power reserve of up to 6 days for the watch, powered by three connected barrels.
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