With Panerai Certificate stating that the present watch is number 27 of a limited series of 150 units, Guarantee Certificate booklet dated 25 February 2009, Luminor 1950 Titanium Tourbillon GMT instructions manual, polishing cloth, Officine Panerai spring bar removal tool and steel screwdriver, spare crocodile leather strap. Furthermore delivered with the original fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging.
Introduced at the 2008 SIHH, the Panerai Luminor 1950 Titanium Tourbillon GMT model is distinguished by its uniquely designed tourbillon. In traditional tourbillons, the cage containing the balance rotates perpendicular to that of the base of the movement, usually making one complete rotation each minute. In the Luminor 1950 however the tourbillon cage completes two revolutions per minute and its axis of rotation is parallel to the base of the movement at right angles to the axis of oscillation of the balance, making Panerai's innovation better adapted to compensate for running errors due to position.
A masterpiece of mechanical complexity, the manual wound movement consists of 239 parts, the three mainspring barrels allow a 6-day power reserve, its status shown on the power reserve indicator on the movement of the watch.
Consigned by a private European Collector, the present watch is in like new condition and believed to be the first example of this model to appear at auction to date.