- A RARE SPECIAL EDITION TITANIUM CUSHION-FORM SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH AM/PM AND 6-DAY POWER RESERVE INDICATIONPAM00578 NO 014/150 LO SCIENZIATO LUMINOR 1950 TOURBILLON GMT TITANIO CIRCA 2016
- TITANIUM ALLIGATOR
- diameter 47 mm
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Limited to only 150 examples, the Panerai PAM 578 Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio released for SIHH 2016 once again captivated Panerai's loyal aficionadas by unveiling a new case-making technique - direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). Panerai utilizes the DMLS to construct the case layer by layer by means of a fibre optic laser and eventually merge the successive layers together. Coupled with the choice of titanium, the final case weights only 98 grams despite its sizable diameter at 47mm.
PAM578 is fitted with the P.2005/T manual winding movement, a version of the skeletonised P.2005/S modified with titanium plates and bridges. The rest of the movement remains unchanged and it sports an impressive number of features including a 30-second rotating tourbillon, a power reserve display and a second time zone indication. The three mainspring barrels store enough energy to power the watch for as long as 6 days without compromising its accuracy.
Combining the highly innovative titanium case, ultra-light movement and unconventional tourbillon, PAM578 is easily the most technically awe-inspiring Panerai watch that gives the wearer ultimate aesthetic pleasure.