Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation Of Time GMT PAM00920 Hands-On

Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation Of Time GMT PAM00920 Hands-On

As a radiance item planned not to sell in enormous volume, but rather to feature the upper-finish of the specialized capacities at Panerai , the 2018 L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation Of Time GMT is one hellfire of a horological item. Referred to as the Panerai PAM00920 (PAM920), this $200,000+, 50mm wide uber watch is something we’re sure you’ll need to think about (regardless of whether just a not very many will actually want to bear the cost of one).

The base type and idea driving the Panerai L’Astronomo is gotten from a model delivered by the brand a couple of years prior in 2010. This new model is in excess of a new stylish offering yet includes changes to the development just as another chance for brand fans to find the top-finish of what Panerai can deliver. Psyche you that the uber complex L’Astronomo is an undeniably more complicated “haute horology” item from the producers of regularly exquisite and often straightforward Italian-style sport watches. I say this on the grounds that while it positively fits inside the center Panerai timepiece subject, it is from numerous points of view a different sort of item when compared to most of what Panerai is known for producing.


All pictures by David Bredan

When Panerai originally came out with the L’Astronomo Tourbillon, they guaranteed that it was roused by Galileo Galilei (for evident cosmic reasons). The galactic elements of the watches aren’t effectively evident when seeing the front-side of the watch put something aside for the equation of time complication. Obviously, there are the dawn and dusk markers on the outskirts of the dial that need at any rate a complex schedule complication. Turn the PAM920 over on its back and you’ll see one of the most up to date components of this watch, which is a moon stage indicator –that is not the same as the past 2010 model’s star graph. Inverse a portrayal of the sun, the moon stage circle itself is delightfully nitty gritty and furthermore turns at regular intervals as an extra sign of the time.

Panerai produces the complicated cross section work on the skeletonized dial of the L’Astronomo Luminor utilizing 3D-printed titanium. They say that it’s the best way to accomplish the ideal degree of value and accuracy. It isn’t fundamentally clear to a great many people on these watches, yet in the event that you ask yourself “how did they produce that?” in the watch world, you’ll often be left speculating since extraordinary creation methods are sometimes utilized for such fascinating items. Despite the fact that the PAM920 doesn’t fit the shape of most Panerai watches, it actually utilizes a (huge) Luminor 1950-style case and dial that keep it unequivocally inside the brand.

Speaking of the dial, we have more complications to take a gander at incorporating the time with auxiliary seconds dial, second time zone hand (in 12-hour design), month pointer, date (more on that in a second), and as I said, an equation of time and dawn/dusk markers that both utilize clever straight scales. Consider that the entirety of the Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation Of Time GMT watches will be delivered on hand. Probably the main motivation for this is the dawn and dusk pointers. These highlights should be aligned to a specific piece of the world (just advanced watches with these complications can be adapted to various cities  as such, unique longitude and scope organizes). So what Panerai does is have the client select which city the individual in question needs the dawn and nightfall data to relate to.


Panerai overemphasizes the date pointer. Why? The explanation is since, in such a case that you look carefully, you’ll notice that while you can see the date numeral in the date window, despite the fact that the dial is skeletonized you can’t see the date wheel. Cool right? That’s on the grounds that Panerai planned a framework utilizing two sheets of captivated glass –with one of those sheets being simply the date plate. Directly over the date window the spellbound planes cover in a way to take into consideration half of the light of the lower circle to enter and along these lines, you can see the date. Given how polarization functions the date circle shows up practically undetectable wherever else.

It is practically simple to fail to remember that the in-house made and created Panerai type P.2005/GLS physically twisted development likewise has a tourbillon. Too bad, it was created when basically all “mega luxury” watches expected to have tourbillons. Nowadays the tourbillon isn’t precisely old fashioned, yet its appearance as a select superficial point of interest has absolutely lost a great deal of weight. The tourbillon in the P.2005/GLS is very novel on account of the pivot that it turns on. Instead of turn on the tourbillon cage’s vertical hub, the tourbillon in this Panerai watch turns on its even pivot. I additionally like that this is among the more extraordinary 4Hz (28,800bph) tourbillon developments rather than 3Hz, which is the recurrence most tourbillon balance wheels work at. The development further has four days of force save (with a convenient pointer on the back of the watch) and is created from 451 parts.

Given that each L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation Of Time GMT timepiece is “made to order,” Panerai can likewise alter the case material, completing, and even the dial and hand tones. What they can’t do is make this enormous watch any more modest on the off chance that you aren’t into a 50mm wide case. In this structure the case is in cleaned and brushed titanium –and it looks dazzling with extraordinary quality. The case is additionally water-impervious to 100m –production it in any event fairly tough like a Panerai watch ought to be. Incidentally, even some Panerai “sport watches” are simply water-impervious to 30m (despite the fact that the brand’s whole subject is Italian jump watches).

With a mind blowing “watch lovers” development and cool Panerai look, the Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation Of Time GMT is a fantastic collector’s watch for top of the line purchasers. It has eliteness in that no two of these watches are probably going to try and be made the equivalent, alongside a development that no mother and pop horology shop can create. Individuals who put resources into an item like this obviously need to have a profound appreciation for the Panerai brand. However, that isn’t enough. You can spend oodles of cash on some uncommon vintage Panerai models on the off chance that you simply need to spend a great deal. This is a watch for the individuals who love Panerai’s style, yet additionally love to respect the complication and renown of a genuine piece of top of the line mechanical horology. Despite the fact that it will absolutely fly over the heads of so numerous Panerai fans, it fills its need well as a corona item for the brand. The Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation Of Time GMT PAM00920 has a retail cost of $230,000 USD. panerai.com