Officine Panerai 'honours Galileo Galilei with watch'

First published: 13-10-2010

Watchmaker Officine Panerai has created a new timepiece which honours Italian scientist Galileo Galilei.

Titled the Luminor 1950 Equation of Time Tourbillon Titanio, the model combines a range of some of the rarest specialities in the industry, according to Watch Luxus.

A couple of these elements allow each consumer to personalise their timepiece, as the sunset and sunrise times can be set to their current city, with the night sky in all of its glory being displayed on the back plate – a hint towards the works of Galileo, who studied astronomy through his self-constructed telescope.

The time and date indicating features are not to be ignored on this watch either. The luminous hands almost jump out of the black dial, while there is also a date window at the three o'clock position sitting near to a miniature ring, which tells the current month.

Finishing off this timepiece is a case that measures in at a bulky 50-millimetres in diameter, which is made of titanium, and an alligator leather strap.


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