Panerai’s new L’ Astronomo-Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phase Time Equation Dual Time Watch (PAM00920) is a new masterpiece that pays tribute to Galileo. The classic design of the Luminor 1950 case plus a series of high-tech features injects an innovative style into the world of sports watches.
Panerai’s new PAM00920 is a sports watch that combines various complex functions. Not only that, it also opens a lot of space for the wearer to ‘customize’ a watch with its own characteristics.
The first Panerai L’Astronomo watch was released in 2010, at the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s invention of the astronomical telescope and the observation of astrology. This is the first watch created by the brand equipped with a tourbillon adjuster, calendar, time equation and date Watch out and sunset time display. In 2018, Panerai launched the new PAM00920 following the tradition pioneered by the previous work, equipped with a skeleton movement P.2005 / GLS (meaning ‘Galileo Luna Scheletrato’ Galileo skeleton moon phase), and Panerai will also follow the customer’s choice of region Customized and operated by latitude and longitude.
PAM00920 skeleton movement P.2005 / GLS, can be customized according to customer time zone! The details and craftsmanship of the movement are even more amazing
The P.2005 / GLS movement of the new PAM00920 is equipped with a day and night display on the back. At the same time, the moon phase is clearly displayed through a mechanical system consisting of two turntables that are overlapped with each other. The upper dial displays 24 hours a day with small external hands embedded in the movement, the day is indicated by the sun, and the night is indicated by the starry sky. A small round window is set in the center of the starry sky to appreciate the lower turntable. It will rotate about 6.1 ° every day according to the actual profit and loss cycle of the moon phase (average 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, 3 seconds). The shape of the moon shows changes in profit and loss.
Because the watch movement will be made according to the latitude and longitude of the area selected by the wearer, the moon phase display will be consistent with the moon seen there, and the difference between the northern and southern hemispheres of the earth will be taken into account. Like the moon phase display, the sunrise and sunset time display is also connected to a custom time zone. If the city where the wearer is located is in a different time zone from the selected city, the display will continue to show the sunrise and sunset time in the custom time zone, and The time of the custom time zone is indicated by two time hands. Finally, the watch is equipped with a linear equation of time at 6 o’clock, showing that the real time (sun time) and universal time (average time) are not the same. There is a gap of about 15 minutes between them, and the speed depends on the season.
In addition to the moon phase display, the P.2005 / GLS movement also has a unique Panerai tourbillon system. The exquisite hollow-out movement process abandons the solid faceplate, allowing the tourbillon escapement to be seen simultaneously on the front of the watch and the watch. Back. All traditional dial elements are found on the movement or on the outer edge of the watch. Through the sapphire crystal on the case back, two hairspring barrels that store at least 4 days of power are clearly visible. They can also be appreciated on the movement. Power reserve display. In addition, Panerai has designed an innovative system, which is pending patent application by Panerai. This system uses borosilicate glass to make a date dial, and the optical characteristics of the date numerals are improved by laser, which can only be seen when the line of sight is parallel to the small date display window. The date dial of the small date display window is inlaid with an additional layer of polarized crystal glass to make the numbers completely legible.
Titanium material / P.2005 / GLS hand-wound movement / hour, minute, small seconds, date, month display / dual time display / day and night display / moon phase display / time equation function / tourbillon device / waterproof 100 Meter / meter 50mm
The Panerai patented tourbillon system is different from the typical tourbillon. The balance’s frame continues to rotate to offset any errors caused by gravity and impact. Panerai’s innovative patented tourbillon speed control device rotates the tourbillon frame vertically around the center axis of the balance wheel instead of parallel rotation. In addition, the traditional tourbillon frame takes one minute to make one rotation, the P.2005 / GLS movement frame takes only 30 seconds to make one revolution, and the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock on the face plate also identifies the position corresponding to the frame rotation. The combination of a high-speed frame and a specially designed construction method effectively compensates for errors caused by gravity and ensures that the time measurement function of the watch is more accurate.
The new PAM00920 can also choose the case material and polishing method, the color of the hands, and the color of the Super-LumiNova® luminous coating; so that the watch is clear and readable in the dark! The color of the crocodile leather strap can also be chosen by the wearer. It’s rare for every wearer to create a unique watch with personal characteristics!