Parmigiani is a generally new name in the market of top of the line watches. The brand has stayed a specialty player for as long as 18 years, and they have solely focussed on indisputably the top-end in the world of Haute Horlogerie. Simply think about the Bugatti watches , a brief repeaters (see here and here ) and the as of late presented skeleton variant of one of our #1 dress watches on the lookout, the Tonda 1950 Squelette . Today we’re going to have a more critical glance at the Parmigiani Tonda Metrographe.
Parmigiani’s Tonda assortment comprises watches with a round case; something that may be pretty much norm for most brands out there, not so for Parmigiani. The Tonda 1950 is one of our #1 dress watches that won our hearts due to it’s idiosyncrasy, with its fairly surprising, outsize drags. Comparative plan signs can be found in the Bugatti Aerolithe and Tonda Metrographe – introduced prior this year – that we had the joy to wear for a week.
The configuration is a blend of exemplary plan codes and some idiosyncratic fixings. The conspicuous Parmigiani carries – which I end up enjoying a ton, yet I can envision these can be considered as polarizing – are there, and there’s a green brilliant “8”. The two circles that structure the number “8” are the chronograph registers. The brilliant material utilized for these two circles is green, rather than the white radiant material that is utilized for the ordinary hours markers and hands. It looks extraordinary and the green eight promptly grabs the eye. There are two other dial adaptation: one in mint green with just white glowing material, and one in grained white with just iridescent hands (no radiant material on hour markers and no “8”).
The green radiant “8” is difficult to be missed and looks cool. As you will presumably expect, it sparkles brilliant during the more obscure hours, truly splendid, and that looks cool. Anyway it additionally keeps from appropriately perusing the time during these hazier hours of the day. While the hands, or one of them, is going over the iridescent “8” the hand(s) can’t be recognized from the splendid radiant “8” and everything becomes one brilliant “8”. Perhaps not useful, but rather it looks exceptionally cool. On the off chance that you don’t like it, there’s are different decisions of dials.
The dark dial has applied hour markers, executed in white gold, and loaded up with white brilliant material. At the 3 o’clock position is the little running seconds, and inside the chronograph’s hour aggregator is an opening for the date. At the 12 o’clock position is the applied brand logo that enhances all dials from Parmigiani Fleurier.
The tempered steel case estimates 40mm in measurement and is generally 12mm thick (very slender for a chronograph). As I would see it an ideal measurement for a dressy/energetic watch that the Parmigiani Tonda Metrographe really is. Particularly on the dark cowhide lash it has that lively/dressy inclination. What’s more, on the off chance that you wonder, no, it is no croc calfskin, however a calf cowhide tie made by non other than Hèrmes. The Parmigiani Tonda Metrographe wear truly comfortable, and the moderately wide calfskin tie add to an intense and manly look.
The photographs above show that the side of the hauls are perfectly reflect cleaned and are molded to follow the bending of the wrist. The photograph of the crown and pushes (see above) shows the principal sign that we’re managing a chronograph module. This is something to recall! At the point when the crown is lower than the chronograph pushers, that implies a chronograph module is put on top of development. With an incorporated chronograph development crown and pushers are in one line.
The development – type PF315
That carries us to the development, which is an in-house created and fabricated development, named type PF315, that demonstrates time and date. This development has two arrangement coupled fountainhead barrels, which together hold 42 hours of self-sufficiency when completely twisted. For the basic peruser this may sound unusual. Most developments with a solitary heart offer 42 hours of force hold, so for what reason does a development with two origins, coupled in arrangement, convey precisely the equivalent? There’s a totally valid justification for this and one that affirms that Parmigiani Fleurier is making a legitimate showing with regards to top of the line watchmaking.
The development ticks at a recurrence of 28,800 vph (4Hz), has 46 gems altogether and 351 components (that’s including the Dubois-Deprez chronograph module). The completing is lovely, and all done by hand: Côtes de Genève on the extensions, which are likewise sloped and highlight cleaned points, pèrlage on the primary plate. The development comes from the Vaucher produce, which is claimed by Parmigiani.
Summarizing everything, the Parmigiani Tonda Metrographe is an excellent, and exquisite watch. It’s lively, and furthermore somewhat dressy. The completing of everything, which means the development, the case, the dial, and even the tie, is of the greatest level and overflows quality. The lone thing to bother about is that it’s just impractical to peruse the time around evening time, in spite of the wealth of glowing material. However, during the week we had the Parmigiani Tonda Metrographe on the wrist, it basically didn’t matter and I delighted in wearing it a LOT.
The Parmigiani Tonda Metrographe is accessible for € 8,678 Euro (barring charges) here at Ace.