Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda family is the biggest of the relative multitude of brand’s assortments with watches for people. Signifying ’round’ in Italian, the Tonda group of programmed watches embodies the quintessence of Parmigiani’s watchmaking ethos with its rich plan, smooth shapes and agreeable extents. Another rose gold adaptation with a white mother-of-pearl dial and a jewel set family joins the Tonda Métropolitaine family, Parmigiani’s proposition of a regular watch for women.
Asymmetric Rose Gold CASE
The Tonda Métropolitaine, which we have just found in its marvelous moon stage translation , is gotten from the exemplary Tonda 1950. The Métropolitaine line was imagined as a more current emphasis of the Tonda intended for regular wear and to date, offered in different tempered steel models, with or without precious stones on the bezel. Not at all like other Tonda families – 1950 , Metrographe , Calendrier Annuel , 1950 Lune , Hémisphères or 39 QF – that swing it the two different ways with people, the diminished 33.1mm breadth of the Tonda Métropolitaine assign this obviously as a ladies’ watch.
The new Tonda Métropolitaine comes in a wonderfully cleaned 18k rose gold case with a thin profile of simply 8.6mm. What numerous individuals don’t see from the outset is the deliberate imbalance of the bending (and extremely wonderful) tear carries. The hauls on the left side hug the case at about the 8 and 10 o’clock position; the carries on the correct side are longer and arrive at further down the case to meet at the crown. Similar as looking at an alluring individual’s face, an unobtrusive piece of lopsidedness adds distinction and character to the entirety. The bezel is set with 76 splendid cut jewels adding a corona of extravagant light and sparkle.
This isn’t the primary mother-of-pearl dial in Tonda Métropolitaine assortment, yet the combination of white mother-of-pearl and rose gold is a lot hotter than the steel and mop combinations of the past. As a natural item, the glowing mother-of-pearl enriching the dial will uncover various examples making each watch extraordinary. With regards to the exquisite rose gold case, the tightened records are likewise made from rose gold and applied to the mother-of-pearl. The delta-molded hour and moment hands are normally treated with lume in this assortment however have been skeletonised so as not to take away from the dial. The recessed little seconds counter at 6 o’clock is chosen with a snailed foundation and rich gold dab markers. The date show, similarly as with all Métropolitaine models, is settled inside the little seconds counter and highlights the trademark 3-day length (just showing odd numbers).
Parmigiani Fleurier appreciates an uncommonly significant degree of vertical combination and creates pretty much everything in-house, except for the leather lashes, which are sourced from Hermès. Like all the models in the Tonda Métropolitaine assortment, this watch is fitted with an in-house programmed development – PF310. With its 23.9mm width, this development is entirely fit to a lady’s watch and like all PF items is perfectly gotten done with hand-calculated scaffolds and Côtes de Genève enrichment. Its two arrangement coupled barrels give 50 hours of independence. To coordinate the case material, the wavering mass is produced using 22k gold and improved with an exquisite barleycorn guilloché design and the brand’s initials PF.
Availability and Price
The rose gold adaptation of the Tonda Métropolitaine comes with a selection of ties: a étoupe (oakum) Hermès calfskin lash, a sumptuous completely coordinated 18k rose gold incorporated wristband, and a nectar hued crocodile Hermès tie. The watches are not restricted versions however costs change as indicated by the lash you pick: the Métropolitaine on a étoupe Hermès tie or on the nectar gator Hermès tie both retail for CHF 29,900, the model on the rose gold wristband for CHF 45,000. More data at www.parmigiani.com .