How Panerai's Luminor Tourbillon GMT Lo Scienzato put 3D printing technology to the test

How Panerai's Luminor Tourbillon GMT Lo Scienzato put 3D printing technology to the test

Survival Instruments for Modern Heroes was a nod not only to the tough conditions in which Panerai watches can survive and excel, but also to the brand's adventurous ambassadors who have taken these timepieces to extremes South African-born Swiss explorer Mike Horn and French free-diving champion Guillaume Néry - both long-time collaborators of Panerai - were each given their own limited edition timepieces, which are sold to customers together with an opportunity to explore the world with one of them Watchmaker Panerai launched two new timepieces at the Shanghai event.

Alvaro Maggini, Panerai's creative director, who came up with the idea to produce a cavernous underwater-themed setting for the Survival Instruments for Modern Heroes event Representing two very different and versatile faces of the Luminor, the new watches showcase Panerai's dedication to breaking new ground within the confines of the brand's very distinctive DNA."The Radiomir is the beginning of the [Panerai] story, but the Submersible is the future - it's the continuity of the brand," Maggini says Panerai's Lo Scienziato - Luminor Tourbillon GMT- 47mm, which used 3D printing to create the lightweight case.

The Luminor Marina 44mm PAM01028 timepiece, which was presented at Panerai's Survival Instruments for Modern Heroes event in Shanghai. . More

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