Panerai L’Astronomo – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT combines innovation and exquisite watchmaking skills, a masterpiece paying its respects to Galileo Galilei. High-tech functions, exquisite craftsmanship and innovative elements are immitted for the classic case of the Luminor 1950 collection, reflecting a new interpretation of the first watch with moon phases and polarized crystal date display.
The new model, PAM920, is building up on the success of the Panerai’s first L’Astronomo, presented in 2010 on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Galileo’s telescope, which lead him to make new astronomical observations. L’Astronomo – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT not only inherits the first model’s tradition but also has outstanding creative functions, including dual-zone, moon phases and polarized crystal date display. It’s equipped with calibre P.2005/GLS (Standing for Galileo Luna Scheletrato in Italian) which can be customized to show the latitude and longitude of the selected area.
Thanks for telescope’s appearance, Galileo got ground-breaking discovery on the entire moon and its moving track. He drew a graceful painting according to the observed result, showing accurate brushwork and attention to details. In today’s view, it is exquisite and fantastic. The Luminor 1950 Moonphase watch accords with Galileo perfectly. The back of Calibre P.2005/GLS is set with a Day/Night display, and moon phases are shown through 24-hour dial and sun-moon dial. The overlapped dial turns by 6.1 degrees and reveals the changes of the moon.
Panerai supplies tailor-made service, and the customized moon phase stays in accordance with the selected area, the differences between the southern Hemisphere and the northern Hemisphere considered. Along with the customized moon phases, sunrise/sunset indicator shows the selected area. If wearers were on the business in other cities, the moon phase still would display the time of the sunrise/sunset in selected city, and the second time zone would help you get the time. Visible at 6 o’clock is the linear indicator of the equation of time, which displays the difference between actual time (solar time) and conventional time on each day.
Polarized Crystal Date Display And Skeleton Design of P.2005/GLS
With exquisite craftsmanship, the tourbillon escapement is seen through the skeleton movement. Three barrels, seen clearly on the see-through sapphire crystal back, provide four days of power reserve. If a traditional date counter is assembled on the dial of the watch with precise structure, it will cover part of the component, and the skeleton movement won’t show its perfection. The original system-polarized crystal date display was designed and patented by Panerai. The date can be read clearly only when wearers look straight at the face.
Tourbillon Regulator Patented by Panerai
Different from the traditional tourbillon, the tourbillon frame keeps a right angle with horizontal axis of the balance wheel and rotates in a circle every 30 seconds. The orange dot will tell us that’s true through the sub-dial at 9 o’clock.