In 2007, Panerai launched the first self-made tourbillon watch, that is, the PAM 276 Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT watch with P.2005 movement. This watch is equipped with a stainless steel case with a diameter of 47 mm, and a transparent bottom case that can show the rotation of the tourbillon frame. Even more impressive is that that year Panerai produced a total of 100 watches.
In 2008, Panerai continued to introduce the tourbillon series, releasing the PAM 306 Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT watch. This watch has a brown sandwich dial and a matte polished titanium case. At the same time, Panerai also launched the PAM 315 watch, introducing the tourbillon into the Radiomir series. The PAM 315 Radiomir Tourbillon GMT is also equipped with a 48mm titanium case and brown sandwich dial.
In 2009, Panerai launched the PAM 330 and PAM 331 watches. Except for the materials, they are exactly the same as those introduced in 2008. The PAM 330 Radiomir uses rose gold.
Panerai made radical changes to the tourbillon watch in 2010, introducing the PAM 348 Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica with a skeleton dial and movement. The second most complicated watch launched in 2010 was the Luminor 1950 Equation of Time Tourbillon. This PAM 365 watch uses linear indicators to display the time difference, while the date and month, sunrise and sunset indicators are located on the lower left and right corners of the 50 mm diameter dial, with a starry sky on the back. Both watches were produced in limited quantities of 30.
In 2011, the Panerai PAM 350 Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramica ceramic watch was born. This watch is basically a PAM 348 watch with a skeleton dial and movement into a ceramic case. The color of the hands is slightly different.
In 2012, Panerai launched the PAM 396 Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica two-time tourbillon ceramic watch. This watch is also equipped with a homemade manual winding P.2005 movement.
At 9 o’clock on the dial of the PAM 396 watch, there is a small seconds dial. Inside this dial is a black circular dial with five dots. This dial is connected to the tourbillon and operates at twice the speed of the second hand, which means one revolution every 30 seconds. At 3 o’clock on the dial, there is a day and night indicator. The hands of the indicator rotate once every 24 hours.
This watch is equipped with a 47mm black ceramic dial strap that feels light on the wrist. Looking at the P.2005 Tourbillon movement through the transparent caseback of the case, you can see the blackened movement disk and the 6-day power reserve indicator. Three barrels provide a power reserve of up to 6 days.
The tourbillon frame rotates right to the oscillation axis of the balance wheel around a rotation axis parallel to the movement base. This tourbillon system consists of 239 parts, and each minute hand rotates two revolutions.
The PAM 396 is equipped with a blackened adjustable folding clasp. I don’t know if this folding buckle can be obtained from a boutique, I think it should work well with the PAM 441 ceramic watch.