Meet the Luminor Tourbillon GMT, a watch made by lasers
Panerai’s latest Luminor joins the family as one of the wackiest watches yet
The watch is skeletonised on both the front and back, revealing the workings of the tourbillon and the entire piece
The watch is made with laser technology, layering titanium powder upon itself to create a case
Panerai’s new creation, the ‘Luminor Tourbillon GMT – 47 MM Lo Scienziato’ is pretty special for a few reasons. It joins the Lo Scientziato family, a special set of watches to celebrate the anniversary of the celestial observations of Galileo. The timepiece also reverses things around, instead of cutting down metal to form a case, it creates its own with layering technology and lasers.
Using a process called Direct Metal Laser Sintering, the watch is formed by layering. Titanium powder is consolidated by high power fibre optic laser sintering, each laser passing generates a 0.02mm thick layer, all this means that the caseband is actually hollow inside. The caseband is the part of the watch case between the top dial and the bottom sapphire.
Sitting inside this high tech case is the P.2005/T calibre, an in house movement that was born in 2016. It is also made from titanium, making it very lightweight, it also powers a host of functions. Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT, a 24 hour indicator, a power reserve indicator and a tourbillon is everything you get with this watch. It’s also everything you can see for yourself thanks to the skeletonised dial.
This super cool, super lightweight titanium watch boasts a water resistance of 100 meters and won’t run out of power for 6 days.
The grey, black and green watch can be paired with a grey alligator leather band or a black Velcro band.