Panerai’s top-of-the-range collection, Lo Scienziato, is dedicated to the Italian genius Galileo Galilei and this special edition features a skeletonised tourbillon calibre made of titanium. The lightness of the new Lo Scienziato is remarkable considering its large 47mm case and host of functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, GMT with am/pm indication, a power reserve of six days, and a tourbillon escapement. Although titanium is 40% lighter than steel, Panerai wanted to reduce the weight even further and recurred to an innovative technology - known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering - allowing the case to be hollowed out internally without compromising its 100 metre water-resistance. The P.2005 hand-wound movement has also been skeletonised and dispenses with a traditional dial, attaching the hour markers directly to the flange. A prodigious feat of lightness and elegance, the anthracite grey colour of the brushed titanium case is echoed on the alligator strap. This model of Lo Scienziato is a unique edition of 150 pieces.
*The price of this watch is €139,000