SIHH is the perfect time for brands to release new models and allows them to showcase new technologies and creations. Paving the way for SIHH 2018 is the Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT, PAM 767.
Experimentation in Watchmaking
This new release features a 3D-printed titanium case, created using the technique of Direct Metal Laser Sintering. The model was originally presented in 2016 as the first implementation of this technology and has been updated for 2018. The new model features blued hands, perfectly harmonizing with the metallic tones of the titanium case.
The new Lo Scienziato is truly remarkable, in particular it is extremely light. Considering it has a GMT, AM/PM indicator, 6 day power reserve and tourbillon, in addition to the hours, minutes and small-seconds, this watch is light. This is not only achieved by the titanium case but also by the minimalisation on the case and movement.
The case is made using an innovative technology, enableing complex geometrical shapes to be created without compromising water resistance. Titanium is about 40% lighter than steel and is also resistant to corrosion. Direct Metal Laser Sintering builds a 3D object layer by later using powered titanium. Each layer is jut .02mm thick, merging together to become the solid form of the case.
The P.2005 hand wound calibre with special tourbillon patented by Panerai appears in this model as the P.2005/T version. This calibre has been skeletonized with titanium bridges and plates. The material provides a lower density than brass (about half!) which also allows the weight of the movement to be 35% less than that of the P.2005/S skeletonized version.
There is skeletonization of the bridges, plates and spring barrels, in addition to the absence of a traditional dial all add to the ultimate lightness. there are three spring barrels, giving the watch it’s 6 day power reserve. On the caseback of the watch is a special indicator with the power reserve.
The tourbillon also needed adjusting on this model to compensate more precisely for the effects of gravity. The tourbillon cage rotates on an axis perpendicular rather than parallel to the balance. It makes one rotation every 30 seconds rather than once per minute.
Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT PAM 767 Technical Details
- Reference PAM 767
- Calibre P.2005/T
- Skeletonized, manual wind in-house movement
- Hours, minutes, small-seconds, second timezone, 24 hour indicator, touribllon and power reserve indicator on the back
- 47mm brushed titanium case
- 3D printed design
- 144 hour power reserve
- 100m water resistance
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