Panerai release a series of 4 collections this SIHH2018 in Geneva. The star piece is the new L’Astronomo, the most complicated watch ever made by Panerai. Also part of the novelty parade is the new Lo Scienziato, and two new collections: the Due in 43mm and 38mm, and the new Logo line with models in the Basic and Marina, now with in-house movements.
The new L’Astronbomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT – 50mm is the first of Officine Panerai’s creations to have moon phase indication and an innovative system using polarized crystals to indicate the date. This SIHH2018 offering is made-to-order timepiece is fully customizable to not only reflect the owner’s preference in appearance, but also made according to their chosen coordinates that makes the indication of the moon phases always related to the sky above.
The first Panerai L’Astronomo, presented in 2010 on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the celestial observations made by Galileo as a result of the invention of the telescope, was the first timepiece created by Panerai with a tourbillon regulator, calendar, equation of time indication and the display of the times of sunrise and sunset. Like its predecessor, the SIHH2018 L’Astronomo – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT is made to order, and the skeletonised movement, the P.2005/GLS (standing for Galileo Luna Scheletrato), is personalised to operate in accordance with the geographical coordinates of a place chosen by the client. It provides the same range of remarkable functions as the first L’Astronomo, and in addition, GMT and two other innovations: indication of the phases of the moon and an original system for displaying the date using polarised crystals.
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, P.2005/GLS calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, month indicator, GMT, power reserve Indicator on the back, equation of time, sunrise/sunset times, moon phases indicator on the back, tourbillon. CASE 50 mm, brushed titanium.
Power reserve: 96 H.
Water resistance: 10 bar (~ 100 metres).
Panerai Lo Scienziato
Nezt, the new Lo Scienziato Lumonor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio– 47mm fuses modern technology with high quality watchmaking. The 3D-printed titanium case houses the new P.2005/T skeletonized movement with tourbillon regulator to create a timepiece that stuns not only visually but also in technicality.
An update to the 2016 Lo Scienziato – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT, the new watch has revised aesthetics.
In the new SIHH2018 model the blue of the hands, harmonising perfectly with the metallic tones of the titanium case, is also used on the flange and in the sewing of the black leather strap, giving the watch an even sportier appearance, perfect for this creation with such a high level of technical content.
Movement: Skeleton hand-wound mechanical, P.2005/T calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, second time zone, 24h indicator, power reserve indicator on the back, tourbillon.
Case: 47 mm, brushed titanium.
Pewer Reserve: 144H.
Water resistance: 10 bar (~ 100 metres).
A contemporary reiteration of the unmistakable Luminor design, the Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic collection is enhanced with eight new editions across three different case sizes including for the first time – only 38 mm in diameter. A total of 8 watches are announced in this new collection. The Due collection is Panerai’s entry in to the dress watch genre, with the recognisable features of the Luminor case.
In 38mm, the smallest Panerai watch ever, the Due is available in stainless steel and red gold. The red gold version is availalb either with an ivory dial (PAM00756) or a black dial (PAM00908). The steel versions are available in either a white dial (PAM00903) or black dial (PAM00755).
Two additional models are announced in 42mm, both in a steel case, with either a white dial (PAM00904) or black dial (PAM00906). And two further models in 45mm: one Automatic (PAM00943), and one with GMT with Power Reserve (PAM 00944).
Faithful to the history of Panerai are the new Luminor Base Logo 3 DaysS and the Luminor Marina Logo 3 Days. A sports watch with a striking, minimalist design, this model’s only decorative element is the OP logo on the dial; all other details purely functional. All six new versions for SIHH2018 use the new P.6000 calibre, hand-wound with a power reserve of three days. A total of 6 watches are announced in this collection.
The Base Logo is offered in 3 versions: in a 44mm steel case, with a black dial and monochrome logo (PAM00773), black dial with a blue logo (PAM00774), and in a white dial with blue logo (PAM00775). Movement is the inhouse P6000.
The Marina Logo is offered also in 3 versions: in a 44mm steel case, with a black dial and monochrome logo (PAM00776), black dial with a blue logo (PAM00777), and in a white dial with blue logo (PAM00778). Movement is also the P6000.