Just the other week we broke the information on the (new) world’s most slender mechanical watch, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Squelette , which gauges just 3.60 mm in stature. With such thickness (dainty ness) it broke the old record of Piaget by only 0,05 mm. Anyway it likewise carries skeletonisation to the table. Today we’re presenting the new Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Tourbillon, which includes the world’s most slender programmed miniature rotor development with a flying tourbillon.
In the most recent couple of years a select number of top of the line watch brands appear to be in a lofty fight to make the most slender watch. Other than the most slender watch – that honor goes to the previously mentioned JLC with a skeletonized physically twisted development – there’s also the thinnest programmed development with full rotor (I accept that this honor actually goes to cal. 2121 that is utilized in the AP Royal Oak Ultra-Thin ), the most slender programmed with miniature rotor , most slender moment repeater , most slender hand twisted with tourbillon and a little while ago the most slender programmed development with miniature rotor and flying tourbillon. That doesn’t implies persé that the whole watch’ profile is the slimmest in its sort, anyway Parmigiani brings more to the table!
So the primary record set by Parmigiani, is making the most slender programmed development with miniature rotor and flying tourbillon that estimates just 3.4 mm in stature. That’s a fascinating record, anyway this doesn’t mean that the whole watch is the most slender watch with programmed miniature rotor development highlighting a flying tourbillon. Since the cased up development estimates 8.65 mm in tallness, it’s not liable to be the most slender programmed tourbillon watch. Not much, particularly when you consider that the Tonda 1950 has a high domed sapphire precious stone, which additionally compensates for a piece of the watch’ thickness. Somehow, the Tonda 1950 remaining parts a rich and thin dress watch, and furthermore with the tourbillon it is a staggering watch with exemplary looks.
Furthermore Parmigiani professes to have made the world’s lightest tourbillon confine. The whole enclosure is made from titanium and weighs only 0.255 grams. On the tourbillon confine is the little second hand. This is really a consistent situation for the second hand, since the tourbillon as of now makes an entire 360 degree pivot each 60 seconds. The hand, executed in blued steel, has been intended to decisively balance the heaviness of different components that make up the tourbillon cage.
Another oddity, in any event for Pamigiani, is the variable latency balance rather than a screwed balance. In each mechanical watch, either the equilibrium must be controlled, or the equilibrium spring (additionally called hair spring), or both, to get wonderful chronometric rates. You’ll notice that most legitimate top of the line watches highlight an equilibrium that can be directed by methods for sinks the edge of the equilibrium, or with variable dormancy (here and there alluded to as balancing weights).
Variable latency are little loads that can be pivoted, to balance the equilibrium, and along these lines control the musicality of the equilibrium. With a screw-balance, the little screws fill a similar need as the balancing loads, anyway these little screws distend outwards and get more ‘air’. The utilization of variable idleness offers a more smoothed out design, giving the tourbillon greater dependability all through its operation.
The Tonda 1950 Tourbillon comes with a selection of dials, and that doesn’t imply that they just offer different colours! Parmigiani is a vertically coordinated company, with their own development make (Vaucher, which is co-possessed with Hermès), dial produce Quadrance et Habillage, a case producer named Les Artisans Boîtiers (or short LAB), Atokalpa for all escapement parts including the equilibrium spring, and Hermès supplies the lashes. This implies that the company has a huge creative liberty and the assortment shows that they utilize this without limit. The selection of dials comprises a white or dark jade dial, a grained white dial, and a blue chasm dial with Côtes de Genève decoration.
And there’s a fifth decision, being a dim mother of pearl dial. The dark mother of pearl rendition highlights, like different varieties and the first Tonda 1950 , smooth, tightened records. The bezel of the white gold case is set with stones , and in crown you will find a real ruby cabochon.
Some Specs & Price
- Case: 18k rose or white gold, 40.20 mm in distance across and 8.65 mm thick, cleaned, 30 meters water-resistant
- Movement: Caliber PF517, programmed twisting with miniature rotor, 42 hours of force hold, 21,600 vph (#Hz), 3.4 mm thick, 205 individual components, roundabout Côtes de Genève striping, hand-slanted bridges
- Strap: croc cowhide tie by Hermès, with tang/ardillon lock in a similar shading gold as the case (18K)
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon will be estimated at $130,000 USD, aside from the precious stone set adaptation with mother of pearl dial and real ruby cabochon come at a cost of $135,000 USD.