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Panerai Lo Scienziato Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica Galileo Galilei Dual-Axis Rotating PAM 348

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Listing code HR1FE4
Brand Panerai
Reference number PAM 00348
Movement Manual winding
Case material Ceramic
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production Unknown
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, New York, New York
Price $119,995 [Negotiable]
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Manual winding


Case material Ceramic
Dial Black


Bracelet material Leather


Panerai PAM 348 Lo Scienziato Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 'Galileo Galilei' Dual-Axis Rotating Tourbillon Unique Firenze Boutique Limited Edition of Only 30 Pieces in Ultra-Light Bead-Blasted Zirconium Oxide. This Dual Timezone Skeletonized Tourbillon with AM/PM indicator is a true marvel of Haute Horologie. This awe-inspiring High Horology Grande Complication features a Tourbillon, Power Reserve Indicator, Small Seconds, Day/Night Indicator, and Second Time Zone (GMT) combined harmoniously, offering a symphony of horological wonders. Each complication serves a purpose, reflecting the precision and thoughtfulness of Panerai's master artisans. The back-plate, ingeniously crafted from a ring of titanium, unveils a mesmerizing sight - a large sapphire crystal window offering an intimate view of the intricate movement within. Delight in the symphony of gears and balance springs, celebrating the artistry and dedication poured into each detail.

The main novelty of the Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica – 48mm is its refined skeleton structure, clearly visible from the dial. This in fact, is made of a fine mesh that supports both a fine external band, with small ecru-coloured luminescent Arabic numerals and hour markers and also the subsidiary dials, showing the small seconds, tourbillon movement and am/pm. The second time zone is indicated by a third central hand, which finishes in an arrow point, as luminescent as the hour and minute hands. The shape of the dial allows the numerous parts of the movement to be seen, including the tourbillon regulator at 10-11 o’clock. The dial is protected by sapphire crystal made from corundum (1.9 mm thick), with double antireflective coating.

This PAM00348 has a P.2005/S movement with a diameter of 16 ¼ lignes and 31 rubies, characterized by its tourbillon that rotates perpendicularly to the axis of the balance, completing two rotations a minute instead of one and thus guaranteeing greater precision. Comprising 277 parts, the movement is the result of exceptional work by the maestro watch-makers at Officine Panerai and, thanks to its three spring barrels, enables a power reserve of six days, indicated by a hand that can be seen through the back plate moving through the arc of a circle.

Despite the technical complexity of the tourbillon movement and the special material used for the case, this watch is waterproof to 10 bar (about 100 meters), thus qualifying as a true traditional Panerai. Fitted on a beautiful Scamosciato Tabacco leather strap with a double fold-over deployant buckle.

The true essence of Galileo Galilei's spirit is embodied within this limited edition timepiece, bearing his name in honor of his groundbreaking contributions to science and exploration. Like the great scientist, this watch dares to venture beyond the conventional, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in watchmaking.

The Panerai PAM 348 Lo Scienziato Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 'Galileo Galilei' is a journey through time, where the past meets the future in a harmonious union. It's a rare treasure that reflects the ingenuity and passion of Panerai's watchmaking legacy.

For the connoisseur seeking the epitome of elegance and sophistication, this masterpiece promises an experience beyond compare—a timeless heirloom to cherish for generations to come. Crafted with precision and boundless creativity, the PAM 348 Lo Scienziato showcases a Dual-Axis Rotating Tourbillon, a testament to the art of Haute Horologie. Encased in ultra-light bead-blasted zirconium oxide, this watch not only exudes sophistication but ensures utmost resilience, elevating it to a league of its own.

In January 1610 Galileo Galilei observed the moons of Jupiter for the first time by means of his telescope. His discovery would procure him universal fame. The new starts constituted proof in favor of the Copernican system, or rather, they eliminated what some had thought to be an anomaly in heliocentric architecture. If in fact, for Copernicus, the Sun was the center of the planetary motions, why was it that only the Earth had a satellite, the Moon, orbiting around it? The satellites of Jupiter demonstrated, on the contrary, that other planets too could have satellites rotating around them. This discovery opened new opportunities for the calculation of longitude at sea. Galileo's efforts in trying to solve the problem of determining longitude through the positions of the moons of Jupiter were interwoven with his fundamental discoveries in the field of measurement of time, discoveries which made him one of the fathers of mechanical time-keeping. The principle of the isochronism of the pendulum and its application to mechanical timepieces.

400 years later, Officine Panerai celebrated this anniversary recognizing the fundamental role played by Galileo's scientific discoveries also in the history of watchmaking. Officine Panerai celebrates the man of genius with three remarkable instruments: the Panerai Jupiterium, the Radiomir Tourbillon GMT-Lo Scienziato and the Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Equation of Time.

The tourbillon is a device invented in the late 18th century, the purpose of which was to eliminate errors in rate (that is, faster or slower deviations in the indication of time) caused by changes in the effect of gravity on the balance, imperfections of workmanship, thickening of lubricating oil and the consequent varying friction in the different positions of the watch. The balance, escapement and relative pivots are inserted in a cage which itself rotates continuously. In this way, any variation in rate which may occur when the balance is located in a particular position will be canceled out when the balance is in the opposite position. For over two centuries, the tourbillon has been synonymous with extreme constructional difficulty, demanding the greatest precision in manufacture, and it has always been recognized as a substantial technical challenge. Officine Panerai has taken up this challenge and it has even managed to make innovations in this field, putting its imprint on a horological specialty which has been substantially unchanged since it was first invented. In the Panerai tourbillon the cage rotates on an axis parallel to the base of the movement at right angles to the axis of oscillation of the balance; in addition, the cage makes two rotations per minute. These two innovations better compensate for errors arising from changes in position. Operating through a series of gear trains comparable to those of an automobile’s differential, the tourbillon is the distinctive feature of the P.2005 calibre. The Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica – Lo Scienziato is equipped with the P.2005/S skeleton movement with a diameter of 16 ¼ lignes and 31 jewels. Consisting of 277 components, the movement is the result of the exceptional work of Officine Panerai’s manufacture and, thanks to its three spring barrels, guarantees a power reserve of six days, indicated by a hand that can be seen through the case back moving through the arc of the circle.

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