LO SCIENZIATO - Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica - 48mm

PAM00528

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Technical Details

Unique edition of 150 units

Movement Skeleton hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.2005/S calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16¼ lignes, 10.05 mm thick, 31 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 6 days, three barrels. 277 components.

Functions Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, GMT, 24h indicator, Power Reserve Indicator on the back, Tourbillon

Case Diameter 48 mm, Ceramic

Bezel black ceramic

Back See - through sapphire crystal

Device protecting the crown (Protected as a trademark) matt black ceramic

Crystal sapphire crystal

Water Resistance 10 bar (~100 metres)

Strap Calf Assolutamente, Dark brown, Beige, 26/22 MM Standard

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

In Depth

“Lo Scienziato” is one of the many sobriquets earned by Galileo Galilei in the course of his long life entirely devoted to research into extending the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific learning. His discoveries had a revolutionary impact on the development of mechanical timekeeping, which would not be as it is today without Galileo’s formulation of the law of isochronism of the pendulum. Officine Panerai’s link with “Lo Scienzato” is founded on this and reinforced by the Tuscan origins they have in common. Now it is expressed in the Florentine brand’s new tribute to Galileo: Lo Scienziato – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica, a watch of remarkable technical content with costly finishing, a demonstration of the depth of technical horological knowledge that exists in the Manufacture in Neuchâtel. Thanks to the extensive work of skilful skeletonisation and the sapphire crystal porthole in the back, the P.2005/S hand-wound movement with tourbillon escapement, entirely developed and produced in the Officine Panerai Manufacture, is in full view. Lo Scienziato – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica (PAM00528) is supplied with a strap of natural, untreated leather, fastened by an adjustable buckle in blackened steel. The special presentation case in which it is sold also contains a second black leather strap and a screwdriver.

Maintenance

Panerai watches are produced to very high standards of quality. It is worth remembering that the mechanical parts run 24 hours a day when used, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure long life and good operation.  

WATER-RESISTANCE

Have your watch checked periodically for water-resistance by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre and restore it every two years with regular servicing, or whenever the watch has to be opened. Restoring the watch’s water-resistance necessarily involves replacing the seals so as to ensure the maximum water-resistance and security. Where the watch is used in underwater sports activities, it is recommended that it should be checked every year before the season of underwater activities begins.  

THE MOVEMENT 

Have the movement of your watch checked periodically by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre so as to maintain its perfect operation. If the watch tends to gain or lose time significantly, the movement may need to be overhauled. The movements are designed to withstand temperature variations between -10°C and +60°C (14°F and 140°F). Outside this range of temperatures, operational variations exceeding those set out in the specifications of the movement may be noticed. In addition, there is a risk that the lubricants contained in the movement may deteriorate, resulting in damage to some of its parts.  

CLEANING THE EXTERIOR

To keep the exterior in perfect condition, we recommend washing your Panerai watch with soap and warm water, using a soft brush. After this operation, and also after bathing in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the watch with clean water. All Panerai watches can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth.  

THE STRAP 

Panerai straps must be washed in warm water and left to dry. It is important not to dry them on a hot surface or to expose them to direct sunlight, because the rapid evaporation of the water could damage their shape and quality. After each bathe in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the strap with clean water. The leather strap is made from leather which has not been chemically treated, which gives it a very natural, soft feel. As a result of its characteristics, the colour and form of the leather tend to change with the passage of time while maintaining all of its beauty. It is recommended that the strap and the buckle should be replaced by an Authorized Distributor or a Panerai Service Centre, in order to avoid any problems caused by incorrect replacement. Only an Authorized Distributor or Panerai Service Centre can guarantee the use of genuine Panerai straps, properly designed to fit the dimensions of the case and manufactured according to the quality standards of the brand. All alligator leather used by Officine Panerai comes from farms in Louisiana, USA. Officine Panerai’s suppliers have committed to the highest standard of responsibility and have given their assurance that such farms in Louisiana contribute to the stable growth of wild alligators, thus protecting this endangered species. Panerai does not use skins coming from fragile or endangered species taken from the wild.  

Movement

P.2005/S calibre

The P.2005/S skeleton hand-wound mechanical movement with a diameter of 16¼ lignes and 31 jewels, is characterised by the exclusive Panerai tourbillon that rotates perpendicularly to the axis of the balance, completing two rotations a minute instead of one, as in traditional tourbillons. This rate of rotation ensures greater accuracy and better compensation of the effects of gravity on the movement (this tourbillon is an Officine Panerai registered patent). Consisting of 277 components, the movement is the result of the exceptional work of Officine Panerai’s master watchmakers and, thanks to its three spring barrels, guarantees the Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica – 48mm a power reserve of six days, indicated by a hand that can be seen through the case back. To enhance the beauty of the Panerai skeleton movement, the watch has no dial: the numerals and indexes are engraved on the flange.

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