Panerai has released their hero piece for SIHH 2016, and we were not disappointed. The Panerai 1950 Tourbillon GMT Replica watch is a very cool skeletonized tourbillon GMT, the Panerai 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio replica watch in titanium. You may be wondering what makes this titanium cased watch different? Panerai have made titanium cases before but not in this way. The Luminor 1950 case of the new Special Edition has the classic diameter of 47 mm and it is made of titanium, which is 40% lighter than steel.
On the main dial the Panerai 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio replica watch shows, the hours and minutes in a local timezone, in addition to a 2nd timezone indicator which is linked to an am/pm indicator at the 3 o’clock position. At the 9 o’clock position is the running seconds. Inside of the running subdial there is a dot indicator which shows the rotation of the tourbillon, which makes a full rotation every 30 seconds.
The watch has a power reserve of 6 days.The Panerai 1950 Tourbillon GMT ceramica replica watch you see here is 47mm in diameter, made using the new technique of Direct Laser Sintering, which allows for the case to be extremely light. Direct Laser Sintering is the 3D printing of .02 mm layers that are welded together to create a full form. We like the use of the 3D printing to create a case that is lighter and would like to see Panerai continue to explore this method for other metals.
The latest special edition Panerai 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio replica watch is quite special. This is due to the way the case is constructed. To keep the weight down, even the deployant buckle for the alligator strap has been skeletonised. What's more, this replica watch is water resistant to 100 metres.