Paying homage to the godfather of astronomy, Panerai unveiled the Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT – PAM00920 at the SIHH 2018. A whopping 50 mm, the timepiece commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first time famed astronomer, Galileo Galilei conducted celestial observations upon the invention of the telescope.
True to form, Panerai artistically micro-engineers the movement Caliber P.2005/GLS and equips it with the patented tourbillon balance cage as seen on the front of the dial. Adorned with a brushed titanium casing and furnished with two sapphire crystals, the wearable art piece is a result of the infamous haute horlogerie that we have come to expect from Officine Panerai. With a parameter of 100-meter water resistance, the luxury watch employs elements of classical Panerai aesthetic combined with a muscular geometric structure and powerful engine with a 4-day power reserve.
Displaying time elements such as the date, month, sunrise & sunset and the equation of time, the watch precisely manifests the miniscule difference between the mean time and solar time located at the 6’oclock index marker. The difference ranges between +/- 15 minutes, depending on the time of the year.
Skeletonizing the back of the watch, the rear side also exhibits the moon phases and sun positions and showcases the movement, mechanism and wheels for the wearer to appreciate at all times. Additionally, the power reserve is visible and allows for the reserve indicator to be read.
One of many pieces launched by Panerai, the Astronomo embodies all of the things we value about the haute horlogerie industry and are excited to see what the remaining days have to offer.
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