Let’s face it, we are all innately curious about the sky. We want to know what’s beyond our planet and what lies across the vastness of space. This is exactly what pushed a notable polymath who hailed from Florence, Italy to study more about our solar system. In honor of the Galileo Galilei, A watchmaker crafted a luxurious and exquisite timepiece to commemorate his achievements. We can’t help but agree that the Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT is a fitting tribute anyone could ever ask for.

You are probably thinking that the name of this 50mm watch is certainly a mouthful. However, the features that are within its classy body are numerous as well. According to watch experts, what makes it outstanding is the distinction of being the first model to tout an innovative mechanism that shows that date via a special method.

Furthermore, a special treat awaits the owner that’s only visible through the case back. You’ll find an intricate moon phases complication that’s astounding to see in motion. The exceptional timepiece relies on a P.2005/GLS (Galileo Luna Scheletrato) skeletonized movement.

Customization options are plentiful for the L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT. You can select the case material, the band, the color of the hands, and the engraving. Panerai can even configure the moon phase complication’s appearance to match how our planet’s satellite appears from any geographical coordinate you want.

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