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The Redesigned Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950, Now with Three New and Enhanced Dials

The Redesigned Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950, Now with Three New and Enhanced Dials


The Tonda is the biggest of all Parmigiani’s watch assortments and obliges the two people. Signifying ’round’ in Italian, the Tonda 1950 group of programmed watches address Parmigiani’s interpretation of the ultra-thin, rich dress watch sort. The date 1950 is a reference to dominate watchmaker Michel Parmigiani’s time of birth. Three new models in luxurious 39mm rose gold cases and dashingly attractive dials in contemporary tones  – record, blue and grained white – join the Tonda 1950 assortment.

Spot the differences

Technically the set of three depends on a similar type and case as other Tonda 1950 models . The development is a similar ultra-thin programmed base PF701 type (Vaucher sourced), the case thickness is as yet a lean 8mm, and the three newcomers are as yet housed in cleaned 39mm 18k rose gold round cases with the trademark tear-molded carries that have come to describe this collection.

The contrasts are unobtrusive and can be spotted on the dial. The most evident change is the end of radiant material on the delta-molded gold hands increasing the dress watch factor of the watch recognizably. Rather than a focal segment of lume, the hands are currently skeletonised to help their essence and uncover the foundation shade of the dials. The new models additionally include brilliant dab minute markers set between the tightened applied gold-plated hour markers.

Moving into the focal zone of the dial, you will see that the Parmigiani Fleurier logo has filled in size, deserted its oval casing, and is currently positioned inside a recessed circle that possesses a huge piece of the dial. The little seconds circle meets the bigger recessed plate framing a topsy turvy figure 8, and it also is recessed. Dissimilar to the previous Tonda 1950 little seconds counters with their tactful 5-second markers, the new models include Arabic numerals marking 15, 30, 45 and 60 seconds. The consolidation of numerals and moment markers adds a somewhat more specialized, systematic touch to the watch.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 PFC288-1002401-HA1242 Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 PFC288-1000601-HA3142 Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 PFC288-1000200-HA1442

The colors utilized on the dials reflect contemporary patterns and reach from dim record and pit blue to an especially rich off-white tone. Every one of the three dials have an opaline sandblasted complete the process of adding to the somewhat grainy, matte surface. The completion of the rich white dial is especially attractive and looks nearly embossed.

ULTRA-THIN programmed movement

A amazing and thin development controls the hours, minutes and little seconds elements of the Tonda 1950. Estimating simply 2.6mm, the PF701 produce development (made with Vaucher, possessed by a similar gathering as Parmigiani) owes its thin profile to an off-focused miniature rotor straightforwardly incorporated into the mainplate. With a self-rule of 42 hours, this type was created to take on numerous capacities without altering the thin blueprint of the Tonda 1950.

The development has a recurrence of 21,600vph and a force hold of 42 hours. Like all Parmigiani developments, the completions are flawless; the platinum miniature rotor is enhanced with a grain d’orge or barleycorn guilloché theme, the extensions show Geneva stripes, and the mainplate is adorned with roundabout graining.

Strap and price

The new Tonda 1950 watches are given rich Hermès ties – one of only a handful few things that are not made in-house at Parmigiani Fleurier’s vertically incorporated production. For this situation, the record dial model comes with a dark croc Hermès lash, the blue dial with an indigo blue Hermès gator tie, and the white dial with a Havana shading crocodile tie. All lashes are gotten to the wrist with a 18k rose gold collapsing fasten. All models with be valued at CHF 19,500.

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