Panerai announced the start of the celebrating activity about the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first discovery. Panerai CEO Angelo Bonati made a short speech before the conference and published Panerai Jupiterium, which is a classic manual mechanical instrument and provides the Perpetual Calendar function.
Panerai Jupiterium doesn't follow the previous manufacturing style. It is three-dimensional and consists of a big glass with a glass ball siting in the middle, whose bottom is fixed on a square wooden base. To reflect the spirit of Galileo's astronomical discovery, the glass ball features a zodiac whose surface is coated with superluminova. Besides, the glass ball is fitted with titanium arms inside to hold the Earth and planets firmly. Whether from the north hemisphere or south hemisphere, the zodiac can be clearly seen at day or night.
About the time display, the Jupiterium inherits the design tradition of Panerai. Seeing from the picture, the dial is sandwich structure, hours, minutes and small seconds (small seconds subdial is at 9 o'clock with two rectangular apertures indicating AM and PM. Panerai Jupiterium has 40-hour power reserve and the Perpetual Calendar function that can tells the day, date, month and year without any need for manual regulation, even in leap years.
Panerai Jupiterium is only limitedly produced to 1 piece. Now it is exhibited in the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
There are currently no replica version of Panerai Jupiterium over the internet, but the replica watch industry always shocks us by introducing some extraordinary timepieces, the following pictures describe a vintage Panerai replica watches, it is only sold at $155.
I have visited the website Hellopanerai.com that is selling this masterpiece, they said the case of the watch is made of 316L steel, but is ETA coating, which means the case is processed in the same way as the genuine watch.