“Time and Space: a Tribute to Galileo Galilei”

by on Sep.24, 2010, under General

Just found this press release in the web today, highly recommended:

Officine Panerai returns to Florence, its city of origin, to celebrate a history of values and technical excellence that is unique in the world of leading watchmakers with an exhibition-event.  “Time and Space: a Tribute to Galileo Galilei” is the title of the exhibition set up at Ex3 – Contemporary Art Centre from 27th September to 2nd October 2010, where Officine Panerai will be displaying a collection of the most important watches and instruments from its historical and contemporary collections for the first time. The show culminates with the display containing an “astronomical” triptych made by Officine Panerai as a tribute to Galileo Galilei on the 400th anniversary of his first celestial observations. 

The exhibition goes into three phases in particular, covered by the three sections of the display.  The first is history and it uses selected items from the Panerai Museum to document the development and success of the Panerai brand from a Florentine workshop to a leading supplier of precision instruments to the Italian Navy. 

The second section deals with the success achieved by the brand worldwide, following the acquisition by the Richemont Group in 1997 – a large hall houses the watches that are most emblematic of the 13 years over which Officine Panerai renewed the glorious history of its brand’s icons: Luminor and Radiomir series watches.

The third section is dedicated to a Tribute to Galileo Galilei, the genius to whom Officine Panerai, in the name of the common Tuscan ancestry and of a love for science and innovation, has dedicated an “astronomical” triptych in 2010, made up of three exceptionally sophisticated models: the Astronomo (Luminor 1950 Equation of Time Tourbillon Titanium – 50 mm), the Scienziato (Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Ceramic – 48 mm) and the Panerai Jupiterium planetary clock.

“Time and Space: a Tribute to Galileo Galilei”
September 27th to October 2nd 2010
(closed on Tuesday 28th) from 10 am to 7 pm
EX3 – Contemporary Art Centre
Viale Giannotti 81/85 – Firenze


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