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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: PAM00528
    Movement No: 1'197
    Case No: OP6910
    Model Name: Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica
    Material: Ceramic
    Calibre: Mechanical, P.2005/S, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Grey Officine Panerai calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Panerai folding double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 48 mm. bezel width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 70/150
    Accessories: With Officine Panerai undated Guarantee Certificate, Certificate confirming the present watch is numbered 70 of a limited edition of 150 pieces only, additional calf leather and rubber strap, product literature, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Panerai ‘Lo Scienziato’ is made to honour Galileo Galilei, who was one of the greatest scientists in history. The watch is fitted with a perpendicular rotating tourbillon, dual time, day and night indicator and power reserve and is housed in a Luminor 1950 case constructed from ceramic. The watch has a very sleek and complicated appearance. The movement is beautifully showcasing all of the watch complications and is offered in as new condition.

  • Artist Biography


    Italian • 1860

    Known for its robust designs and large case sizes, Officine Panerai was established in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai in Florence, Italy. Around 1900, Giovanni's grandson Guido Panerai took over, and Panerai became the supplier to the Regia Marina — the Royal Italian Navy. After supplying the navy with high-precision instruments for a number of years, Officine Panerai created Radiomir, a radium-based powder that gives luminosity to the dials of sighting instruments and devices. By 1936, the Royal Italian Navy approached Panerai again with the request to design a watch resistant to extreme underwater conditions. The watch they created became known as the "Radiomir".

    Panerai's watches made during the early twentieth century era were comprised of cases designed and manufactured by Rolex SA, with Cortébert, a Swiss manufacturer, supplying the majority of their movements. The most recognizable designs from the firm are the Radiomir and Luminor. To date, vintage models from the first half of the 1900s, such as the reference 3646 and 6152 models, remain the most desirable among collectors.

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Ref. PAM00528
A very fine and rare ceramic limited edition skeletonised perpendicular rotating tourbillon dual time cushion-shaped wristwatch with day and night indicator and power reserve

Circa 2013
48 mm. bezel width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 70/150

HK$560,000 - 960,000 

Sold for HK$650,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016