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Parmigiani Tonda replica

“L’adresse de messagerie que vous avez entrée est introuvable” was the response I received when inquiring about the status of my watch. “The email address you entered could not be found” is not the response anyone should receive when contacting the representative of a high-end watch company about an expensive watch that failed less than a year after purchase. But it was typical of the level of service I received from Parmigiani Fleurier USA. This is the story of my Tonda 1950 and the long wait to restore it to working order. Parmigiani Tonda GT STEEL SILVER
I have always wanted to have a Parmigiani Fleurier watch in my collection. I first became aware of the legendary Swiss brand when researching the pieces listed in an auction catalog. It was the distinctive lugs that got my attention, mixing classic elements into a look that was hyper modern. I soon learned about Michel Parmigiani, the celebrated watchmaker and businessman behind his namesake brand and for the resurgence of watchmaking in the Val-de-Travers north of Geneva.

Parmigiani is a high-end brand, responsible for a decade of fantastic and complicated Bugatti watches and often including gems and precious metals like palladium and platinum. There are no low-end Parmigiani watches, with even the simple Tonda sporting a heavy gold case and in-house micro-rotor movement. Even old or at auction, Parmigiani models are out of reach for average watch collectors. And exotic watches like these often need expensive service. Parmigiani Tonda ANNUAL CALENDAR SLATE

Traveling for work, I often visited the watches in The Atrium shop at the Venetian/Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas. They carried unusual brands like Christophe Claret, Chronoswiss, and Parmigiani, giving a rare look at some interesting watches. Last march, I was surprised to find that the store, owned by duty-free giant Hudson Group, was closing. This presented an opportunity to buy at a discount, yet still from an authorized dealer with the full warranty. I dove in to the remaining selection.
There were two watches that caught my eye: A classic Chronoswiss Regulateur C.122 and an unusual Parmigiani Tonda 1950. Although both sported rose gold cases, the liquidation sale presented the opportunity to purchase them at “steel case” prices. Sold! I took home the pair, complete with authorized dealer paperwork and warranty.

Both are thin automatic dress watches in rose gold, but they couldn’t be more different. Each reflects the watchmaking focus of its founder. The Chronoswiss C.122 features Gerd-Rüdiger Lang‘s signature regulator complication, with separate hands at 12, center, and 6 for hour, minute, and seconds. The reverse side reveals a re-engineered classic Enicar automatic movement, a particular hobby for Lang. The Parmigiani is powered by Michel Parmigiani‘s micro-rotor PF701 movement, a classic design reminiscent of the one he designed for Chopard that established his bona fides. The Chronoswiss is enthusiastically classic, with its huge onion crown and scroll lugs, while the Parmigiani is obliviously modern.
Although I love the Chronoswiss Regulateur, the Parmigiani Tonda is obviously superior in style and workmanship. This is to be expected, since it sits in the “haute horology” rather than the mere “luxury” segment of the watch market. These are not competitors!

Micro-rotor movements have a long history, and it’s not all positive. First appearing in 1958, a small inset rotor allowed Büren and Universal Genève to deliver a thinner automatic movement than was otherwise possible. Piaget was the champion of the micro-rotor in the 1960s, delivering the thinnest movements ever seen, while Büren contributed theirs to the famous Chronomatic movement in 1969. The design is usually seen in high-end luxury movements today, from Patek Philippe to Chopard to Parmigiani and Armin Strom.
I was not surprised the first time my new Parmigiani stopped. The problem with micro-rotors is that they generate less torque as they turn, which means less-efficient winding of the mainspring. Watchmakers attempt to overcome this by using exotic materials with greater density, including tungsten, gold, and platinum. Many also use uni-directional winding, which they claim improves efficiency and reliability. Still, it is widely understood that micro-rotor automatic movements often run down when used in a sedentary manner, such as sitting at a desk. Parmigiani Tonda 1950 TOURBILLON

I decided to put the Parmigiani on my watch winder to make sure it was fully wound before wearing it. This would also allow me to measure its timekeeping performance over a longer period. I was pleased to see that the watch gained under 3 seconds per day on average over two weeks, with very little variance between being worn or sitting on the winder.

But I became alarmed a few days later when I again found the watch stopped, despite sitting in the winder. I wound it by hand, making sure I could see the barrel turning many times. But it stopped later that day anyway. I tried winding it by hand and wearing it, even turning it over and over in my hands and watching the winding gear turning. Still, it only ran for a few hours. And the timekeeping became erratic too, from gaining a few seconds a day to losing dozens. Something was terribly wrong with the Tonda!
Although the Tonda was not performing well since purchase, I wasn’t sure it needed service until I went through a more exhaustive test. I tried wearing it every day for a week and it stopped. I tried leaving it on the winder and it stopped. Then the pandemic came and everyone had more important things to do so I set it aside for a while. Still, I was concerned that if I waited too long the warranty would be up and I would be stuck with a potentially large service bill on a brand new watch.

Once the lockdown was over, I decided I needed service. Since the selling dealer was out of business, I reached out to Parmigiani Fleurier through their website, asking for a service referral. They advised that their Miami boutique would take care of the matter, and connected me with an employee there, who I will refer to as Person X. He said that he would be able to handle the service as soon as their shop reopened and would contact me but never responded further. Still, two weeks later I emailed back and Person X said they were again open for service.
Person X advised me to mail the timepiece to the boutique, but was not specific about packaging or what items to include. Later he did tell me I would have to include the original warranty card and a photocopy of my receipt. But there was no “official” document showing the address, what to include, how to package the watch, or what the procedure would be. Just a casual email saying, essentially, “send me your watch!”

This is rather nerve-wracking considering that we are talking about a rather valuable timepiece. I had assumed they would have a standard instruction sheet or even a pre-paid box to use. The whole transaction felt very ad-hoc, like they had never before serviced a watch via mail before.

Then there was the issue of shipping. My local FedEx store refused to insure the watch. I later learned about the FedEx Declared Value Advantage program, but the store did not suggest this even when I asked about insurance. Reluctantly, I packaged my watch and the original warranty card into a special watch mailer box I had on hand, packaged that into a generic FedEx box, and shipped it off to Miami. It would be really nice if the company had helped out with this!

Suggestion: Watch companies should have a “service package” that they mail to customers, including an appropriate mailing container and packaging material and a professional instruction sheet. They should also negotiate and provide pre-paid insured shipping with FedEx or UPS.
I had also assumed that Parmigiani would take a “hands on” customer service approach, talking me through the process with a phone call, or at least a few pleasant emails. This is how the Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique in Las Vegas treats me, and it really helped reassure me.

I was relieved when Person X emailed me right on time to let me know he had received the watch and passed it on for service. But that was the last I ever heard from him. The promised “2-3 weeks” passed and no one contacted me. I decided that the pandemic must be affecting service and I should be patient. So I waited.

Two months after mailing my watch, I emailed again. The email bounced. “Unfortunately Person X is no longer with the company. Please contact Person Y” I received the same bounce from the Parmigiani employee who had referred me. And Person Y? His email bounced too!

I was alarmed to discover that the Miami boutique was no longer listed on the Parmigiani website. Where did my watch go? Who had it? Why did no one contact me?

Suggestion: Assign a primary in-house contact to every service request and track them internally to ensure that they receive timely updates on their service status and are treated as valued customers.
At this point, I panicked. I tried contacting Parmigiani again (even making a telephone call to Switzerland) but they were still closed for the Summer holiday. I also reached out in online forums to ask for help from other Parmigiani owners. The next week, when Parmigiani reopened, I was able to reach someone internally by phone. Person Z emailed back and took over contact with me and their in-house watchmakers regarding my service.

Person Z contacted me again a little over a week later to inform me that the repair was complete and my watch was on the way back to me. The watch did indeed arrive the next day and appeared to be in good working order. One disappointment is that Person X had not instructed the watchmaker to leave the case un-polished so it appears slightly softer around the edges now. It was also much brighter pink, though it has mellowed since.One concern remains: I have no idea what service they did to the watch. Unlike other companies, which have provided me with a basic breakdown of the service performed, I received nothing more than the watch and my original documents. Did, as I suspected, the mainspring break? Did they completely disassemble the watch? Did they time it for accuracy? Did they test it for water resistance? I have no idea except that the watch now appears to function as it did the day I received it.

Suggestion: Communication should be more complete and helpful, and customers should received at least a basic report of what repairs were done and what tests were performed. Some watch companies provide this, but Parmigiani did not. There should also be an extended warranty covering at least the service performed.
The company did return the watch in a nice service box. And, on my request, Person Z also included an extra “pillow” for the lovely watch roll that shipped with the watch originally. I sincerely appreciate this.

I also appreciate that the watch appears to be fully functional once again. It isn’t as accurate as it once was, suggesting that the watchmaker did not properly adjust it, but it still keeps good enough time.

I hope I never again have an issue with my Parmigiani, though I do expect I will have to return it for service at some point in the future. Now that I have some contacts, including a referral to an authorized dealer, I hope I will not have to go through all this alone.
My fundamental concern is a lack of “ownership” of customer service, and this is an issue for many companies. Swiss watch brands have long relied on retailers for sales and customer support, but this channel is failing. The internet, the boutique system, and the pandemic have essentially eliminated the traditional manufacture-retail-consumer channel, yet companies have not built a new one to take its place. My interaction with Parmigiani Fleurier was disappointing at nearly every turn, placing far too much of the engagement on my shoulders. Luxury watches should come with “concierge service” and that is not how I was treated.

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Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Fleur PFC803-1500020-HC6181

A passionate admirer of Japanese culture, it was only natural for Michel Parmigiani to design a very elegant timepiece to celebrate hanami, the Japanese custom of admiring the beauty of flowers, in his own unique way. The new Toric Fleur, presented in a rose gold case made entirely within the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center, features a delicate lace design of marguerites on its dial. PFC803-1500020-HC6181
The new Toric Fleur, presented in a rose gold case made entirely within the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center, features a delicate lace design of marguerites on its dial. A long-time student of nature and the golden ratio, he was inspired by the subtle …
Michel Parmigiani is passionate about Japanese culture, so it was only a matter of time before he designed a timepiece dedicated to hanami – the Japanese custom of admiring the beauty of flowers. The new Toric Fleur, announced on Watches & Wonders, features a rose gold case and a delicate lace design of marguerites on its dial. The timepiece is made entirely by the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking centre.
Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Fleur. By Editor_wr On Jun 10, 2020. A passionate admirer of Japanese culture, it was only natural for Michel Parmigiani to design a very elegant timepiece to celebrate hanami, the Japanese custom of admiring the beauty of flowers, in his own unique way. The new Toric Fleur, presented in a rose gold case made entirely within the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center, …
The new Toric Fleur, presented in a rose gold case made entirely within the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center, features a delicate lace design of marguerites on its dial. A long-time student of nature and the golden ratio, as well as a passionate admirer of Japanese culture, Michel Parmigiani was inspired by the subtle grace of this flower as seen in the meadows of the Swiss Jura.

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Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre. Parmigiani Fleurier is a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers founded in 1996 in Fleurier, Switzerland, by Michel Parmigiani. For twenty years, the Parmigiani Fleurier signature has resided within timepieces that command utmost respect. Their latest masterpiece is a modernized interpretation of the first watch that Michel Parmigiani designed back in 1996.
The Toric Chronomètre is a COSC-certified chronometer wristwatch with date. The Toric Collection, you might say, stands out amongst the other Parmigiani collections by not standing out; the cases are round and the lug shapes in general are more conventional than those in any of Parmigiani’s other families of watches.
This detailed review of the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre. By taking a reflective look at the past, you sometimes discover forgotten gems. The first watch designed by Michel Parmigiani, the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre, was unveiled in 1996. Its purpose was clear, to impart the hours, minutes and date.
Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre Watch Hands-On. At SIHH 2017, Parmigiani released an interesting and subtle “new” watch with the Toric Chronometre. It is actually a modernized interpretation of the first watch that Michel Parmigiani designed in 1996. The 2017 Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre is a bit larger, but in many ways is said to be a very faithful manifestation of Mr. …
Meet the new Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre, a contemporary interpretation of the first watch designed by Michel Parmigiani, which displays the time and date only. Of course, there are a few extra embellishments that make this watch more than just your standard three-hander with a date. This is Parmigiani after all. Read on to learn more.
At SIHH 2017, Parmigiani released an interesting and subtle “new” watch with the Toric Chronometre. It is actually a modernized interpretation of the first watch that Michel Parmigiani designed in 1996. The 2017 Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre is a bit larger, but in many ways is said to be a very faithful manifestation of Mr. Parmigiani’s original vision from the mid-1990s.
Parmigiani’s Toric collection contains models with busy, colorful dials and complications like minute repeaters and tourbillons. This Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre goes back to the roots of Parmigiani, in 1996, when the brand was founded: a simple visualization of the time.

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Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Tourbillon

Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to introduce the new Toric Tourbillon Slate, a distinguished timepiece representing the quintessence of refined watchmaking. The ultra-thin PF517 movement, comprising a platinum micro-rotor, bridges with côtes de Genève decoration, and flying tourbillon, was developed following in-depth studies by the Manufacture’s master watchmakers.
As its name implies, the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Tourbillon Slate is equipped with Breguet’s whirlwind invention. However, this is no ordinary tourbillon, it is a flying tourbillon, invented by Alfred Helwig in 1920. Unlike a regular whirlwind, the flying tourbillon is supported from underneath and eschews an …
The prices shown are Parmigiani Fleurier’s recommended retail prices, including VAT where applicable. … 30 seconds tourbillon 60 seconds tourbillon Annual calendar Big date Calendrier annuel Chronograph Date Day/night Flyback Hegirian perpetual calendar Hijri perpetual calendar Hours, … All Toric Collection. Novelties All watches Pieces of …
Parmigiani Fleurier. Like everything that Parmigiani Fleurier creates, the all-new Toric Tourbillon Slate watch is the epitome of elegance and timelessness, but with a bit of contemporary …
The 2020 Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Tourbillon Slate M ichel Parmigiani launched his namesake watch brand in 1996, beginning with the Toric. More than two decades later the Toric represents a culmination of the know-how of Parmigiani Fleurier, its …
The latest to join the line up is the Toric Tourbillon Red Gold Slate, an extra-thin wristwatch with a flying tourbillon. Initial thoughts Though Parmigiani has tried its hand at contemporary case designs, its true strength is still classical style that references Breguet and other past century greats that Mr Parmigiani is familiar with thanks …
“Like everything that Parmigiani Fleurier creates, the all-new Toric Tourbillon Slate watch is the epitome of elegance and timelessness, but with a bit of contemporary interpretation. Owned by the Sandoz Foundation, the Parmigiani brand was founded in 1996 by Michel Parmigiani, a clock restorer and master watchmaker. Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Tourbillon Replica Watch PFH479-1600200-HA1241
Parmigiani Fleurier has introduced the Toric Tourbillon Slate. The watch was created in recognition of the Watches & Wonders’ digital platform launch. It features a flying tourbillon automatic movement, which is visible through the sapphire caseback. It is housed in a 42.8 mm, 18-carat red gold case and is limited to only 25 pieces.

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Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Tecnica

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Tecnica The Tecnica Ombre Noire is an exceptional timepiece in more ways than one. This unique, poetically named piece by Parmigiani Fleurier celebrates a variety of complications from the great tradition of Haute Horlogerie, suc
The Tecnica Ombre Noire is an exceptional timepiece in more ways than one. This unique, poetically named piece by Parmigiani Fleurier celebrates a variety of complications from the great tradition of Haute Horlogerie, such as the perpetual calendar, minute repeater and tourbillon, whilst offering a very contemporary finish.
The Tecnica Ombre Blanche, part of Parmigiani Fleurier ‘s Toric collection, is an extremely complex timepiece as it offers a minute repeater which chimes the hours, quarter hours and minutes, a tourbillon, a perpetual calendar and a power reserve indication,
From the Toric to the Tecnica. The Toric holds a special place in Michel Parmigiani’s heart; it was his first watch. Unveiled in 1996, the Toric has become a pillar of Parmigiani Fleurier’s highly diversified family of watch collections.
The prices shown are Parmigiani Fleurier’s recommended retail prices, including VAT where applicable. Parmigiani Fleurier reserves the right to change the prices and model selection at any time.  Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Tecnica Replica Watch PFH466-1000201-HA1441
Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to introduce the new Toric Tourbillon Slate, a distinguished timepiece representing the quintessence of refined watchmaking. The ultra-thin PF517 movement, comprising a platinum micro-rotor, bridges with côtes de Genève decoration, and flying tourbillon, was developed following in-depth studies by the Manufacture’s master watchmakers.

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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda METROPOLITAINE SELENE

TONDA METROPOLITAINE SELENE PFC283-0063300-B00002. The Calibre PF318 is an automatic-winding mechanical movement. Its two series-coupled barrels ensure 50 hours of autonomous and exceptionally regular operation.
The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène is an elegant and refined creation. If the reference to the lunar phases adds a poetic touch, enticing you to daydream, it is also a feminine interpretation of a great mechanical watchmaking classic. It is both style and substance.
The prices shown are Parmigiani Fleurier’s recommended retail prices, including VAT where applicable. … Collection Tonda Metropolitaine selene Collection. Novelties All watches Pieces of Exception The Brand. History Michel Parmigiani Creation Movements Dials Cases Components Restoration. Restoration workshop A source of inspiration …
The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène is an elegant and refined creation. If the reference to the lunar phases adds a poetic touch, enticing you to daydream, it is also a feminine interpretation of a great mechanical watchmaking classic. It is both style and substance.
With so much beauty on the outside, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène Galaxy is naturally equally as lovely on the inside. The 205-part Calibre PF318 automatic-winding mechanical movement powers the watch. The movement beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and, thanks to two series-coupled barrels, offers 50 hours of power reserve.
Parmigiani Fleurier has expands its Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène range following the launch in 2016, with a new model in rose gold. This model displays the moon phases with a new movement produced entirely in-house and set in a modern, refined rose gold case. The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène in rose gold displays a dial made from highly reflective white mother of pearl, …
With its two bronze-colored engraved moons, which appear and disappear behind the wisps of a cloud, the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène corresponds to the typical moon phase model. Although seemingly classic, on closer observation it reveals a series of refined features, giving this piece touches of distinction that make it unique.

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Parmigiani Tonda replica

Founder Michel Parmigiani Replica watches had conceived the new as far back as 1976 through his work restoring watchmaking artefacts and his detailed understanding of historic mechanical clocks and clocks. Parmigiani replica carries a men’s line of watches, and a line that

The prices shown are Parmigiani Fleurier’s recommended retail prices, including VAT where applicable. … TONDA. Launched a temporary e-commerce website featuring a select number of models to support our Authorized Partners and staff during these difficult times. Discover the collection
The perpetual calendar functions have become common for many complicated watches, while the charming replica Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Hijri watches present the Hijri calendar. Hijri is the Islamic lunar calendar, which is different from the western solar calendar.
At SIHH 2017, Swiss Parmigiani debuted a new version of their best-selling Tonda 1950 collection with a moonphase-equipped variant known as the Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Lune. Offered in a a steel case, the watch seeks to blend value and complexity, for an attractive dress watch with some horological nerd appeal. The watch industry today is … Continue reading Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Lune …
Here is an interesting watch that will no doubt be extremely appealing to a very niche group of watch enthusiasts. It isn’t that the Parmigiani fleurier for sale Replica Tonda 1950 product itself is a niche-appeal item (quite the opposite actually), but rather this meteorite snowflake version of it will be among the rarer and arguably more exotic variants.
Exact Copy Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Replica Watch. The slither of space metal on my small wrist states nothing. Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Replica sits there, rarely more resting than today, housed in titanium and anti-reflective azure, protected against the dust that when pelted its surface at mind-boggling speeds, departing characterful striations that Parmigiani took pains to preserve and project.
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Each replica Parmigiani Fleurier watches is crafted in high-end and advanced materials to ensure its topnotch quality. The long lasting durability watch is worth for your own. Wristwatches are often appreciated as jewelry or as collectible works of art rather than just as timepieces. Come and get your favorite best Parmigiani Fleurier watches replica!

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Parmigiani Tonda Metropolitaine

Parmigiani Fleurier Introduces Tonda Métropolitaine And Tonda Selen. The world of women’s watches is officially getting more interesting. Parmigiani Fleurier has cast its hat into the ring with a spirited mash-up of diamonds, aventurine, lace, and mother-of-pearl. This latest Tonda is something special, but definitely not for the faint-hearted….
Parmigiani Fleurier has expanded its Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène range following the resounding success of this watch, launched in 2016, with two new models in rose gold. These models display the moon phases thanks to a movement produced entirely in-house and set in a modern, refined rose gold case. The Tonda….
The collection has models both in the lower and higher ranges. The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Collection price begins at $7,000 and goes all the way up to the excess of $100,000. Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized dealer of the Parmigiani Tonda Metropolitaine collection. You can find Parmigiani Tonda Metropolitaine watches for sale here.
Parmigiani Fleurier has expands its Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène range following the launch in 2016, with a new model in rose gold. This model displays the moon phases with a new movement produced entirely in-house and set in a modern, refined rose gold case. The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène in rose gold displays a dial made from highly reflective white mother of pearl, …
Parmigiani Fleurier enjoys an exceptionally high level of vertical integration and produces just about everything in-house, with the exception of the leather straps, which are sourced from Hermès. Like all the models in the Tonda Métropolitaine collection, this watch is …
With so much beauty on the outside, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène Galaxy is naturally equally as lovely on the inside. The 205-part Calibre PF318 automatic-winding mechanical movement powers the watch. The movement beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and, thanks to two series-coupled barrels, offers 50 hours of power reserve.
The Tonda Collection often offers the perfect blend of modern lines and luxury embellishments. The range works well for men and women, primarily because it is a great canvas for expression. With the new Parmigiani Tonda Métropolitaine and Tonda Selen models, the brand exercises its creative powers. Unabashedly feminine
The collection has models both in the lower and higher ranges. The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Collection price begins at $7,000 and goes all the way up to the excess of $100,000. Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized dealer of the Parmigiani Tonda Metropolitaine collection. You can find Parmigiani Tonda Metropolitaine watches for sale here.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Metropolitaine. May 2, 2020. To reflect the fact that every woman is unique, Parmigiani Fleurier presents a sumptuous new Tonda line, available in different versions to fulfill every desire. The manufacture’s watchmakers have struck a delicate balance between technical accomplishment and the finest jeweller’s art …
Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda family is the largest of all the brand’s collections with watches for men and women. Meaning ‘round’ in Italian, the Tonda family of automatic watches encapsulates the essence of Parmigiani’s watchmaking ethos with its elegant design, smooth contours and harmonious proportions. A new rose gold version with a white mother-of-pearl dial and […]

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parmigiani fleurier tonda steel

1950 was the year Michel Parmigiani was born. The name of the Tonda 1950 is a tribute to Parmigiani Fleurier’s founder, while its aesthetics are a return to the brand’s fundamental visual identity, which it highlights with its pure lines. This ultra-thin steel watch is designed for men looking for everyday elegance.
In the same vein, Parmigiani introduced, at this year’s SIHH, a steel-cased version in its Tonda family: the Tonda 1950. The Tonda 1950 is intended to be a member of what today is still a vanishingly small group of watches – the daily “good watch” of a working, white-collar professional.
Following the successful launch of its first ever Hijri calendar wristwatch, the Tonda 1950 Tourbillon Double Rainbow and the Toric Tourbillon Slate, Parmigiani Fleurier. is proud to announce the new Tonda GT. The Maison’s dress watches have long been revered among collectors for their elegance and fine craftsmanship, the result of its in-house manufacturing prowess combined with Michel …
Introducing The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Watch Collection. … You can either have the three-handed Tonda GT in a daily-friendly stainless steel or a snazzy rose gold case. Either way, the dimensions remain the same at 41mm x 11.2mm and come on a rubber strap as standard. There is also an option for a stainless steel bracelet, though this …
The New Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line – the Gran Turismo Tonda. … Available in steel and rose gold, the case of the Tonda GT measures 42mm and has a thickness of 11.2mm and is water-resistant to 100 metres. Respecting the design codes of the new Tonda GT line, the bracelet/strap is integrated and the bezel is fluted. …

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parmigiani tonda 1950 steel

1950 was the year Michel Parmigiani was born. The name of the Tonda 1950 is a tribute to Parmigiani Fleurier’s founder, while its aesthetics are a return to the brand’s fundamental visual identity, which it highlights with its pure lines. This ultra-thin steel watch is designed for …
1950 was the year Michel Parmigiani was born. The name of the Tonda 1950 is a tribute to Parmigiani Fleurier’s founder, while its design marks a return to the brand’s fundamental visual identity, which it highlights with its pure lines. This ultra-thin rose gold watch is designed for men looking for elegance and a touch of distinction.
The Parmigiani Tonda 1950 is cased in stainless steel and measures 7.97 mm in thickness and 39 mm in diameter. Thanks to the slim 2.6 mm micro-rotor movement, the Parmigiani is comfortably sized for a dress watch. Easily recognized is its iconic lugs design, which can be interpreted as a cross between a cow horn and tear drop lugs.
The Superb Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950, Now In Steel. If you read Monochrome on a regular basis, you should know that the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 is a favorite of ours. Reasons are simple: it is a superb watch, with a great design, both elegant and slightly original (it sets apart from the masses of dress watches, without being too original) and it features a great, technical and hand …

Entirely new for 2020 is the Parmigiani Tonda GT and Tondagraph GT, two of the brand’s most casual and everyday wearable pieces to date. These leisure watches (a term I find increasingly appropriate) also debut a new integrated bracelet by Parmigiani, as well as a rubber strap option. I got to go hands-on with the black dial Tonda GT in steel here, but it is also available in gold with a blue dial. There are two inaugural models in the collection, the time and date Tonda GT and the steel Tondagraph GT with annual calendar and chronograph. The Tonda GT in steel will be limited to 250 pieces, the Tonda GT in gold will be limited to 150 pieces, and the Tondagraph GT will only be available in steel and limited to 200 pieces.
I will have a longer hands-on article about the Tondagraph GT very soon this week, so this article is going to focus on the Tonda GT. Briefly, the Tondagraph GT offers an impressive annual calendar/chronograph complication housed in a new 42mm-wide/13.7mm-thick case with a 100M water resistance. The orange touches on the Tondagraph GT seem to throw a welcome splash of color to the dial, which has the same guilloché “clou triangulaire” pattern. What’s most intriguing about the Tondagraph GT is the $19,500 price for an annual calendar/chronograph, and I’ll give my full hands-on impressions of it very soon. (Price is $19,500 on the integrated bracelet, rubber strap is $18,500).

The Tonda GT case is inspired by the Tonda Chronor, though there are adjustments to the lugs, which retain that teardrop shape while allowing for the new integrated bracelet. First off, it’s so comfortable on the wrist, with the links cascading naturally from Michel Parmigiani’s recognizable teardrop lugs. The center links alternate between larger polished and smaller brushed segments, while the end-links are impressively finished with both brushing and polishing. The double-folding clasp is nice and secure, rounding out a very well done bracelet that shines as a piece of “functional jewelry” in the words of https://www.watch4usale.com founder Ariel Adams.
While pointing out steel luxury sports watches with integrated bracelets has become a bit of a tired trope, at this point, it should be noted that this isn’t Parmigiani’s first. The aforementioned Metrographe had an integrated steel and titanium bracelet, though the flair of its “lobster” styling may have been a bit too much for some. The Nautilus and Royal Oak bracelets are admittedly impressive and, perhaps more importantly, influential. That said, having worn and spent time with pieces like the A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus, H. Moser & Cie Streamliner, and this Parmigiani Tonda GT, it’s clear that the big names have nothing close to a monopoly on top-tier bracelets.
Still, one does not simply integrate a bracelet and deem it a success. A truly successful bracelet must exceed the sum of individual parts and enhance the watch as a whole. Parmigiani largely succeeds here in creating a bracelet with a seamless sense of continuity with the case, such that it verges on symbiosis. Yes, it’s a bit elaborate, but this is Parmigiani we are talking about. They are not interested in the minimalist route, and the Tonda GT bracelet is all Parmigiani. What would I change? Honestly, not a lot. As nice as the double-folding clasp is, I do think Lange’s Odysseus picked relatively low-hanging fruit by offering a precision adjustment mechanism that allows for up to 7mm of size adjustment without having to take the watch off the wrist. I’d love to see some version of this function in future bracelets from Parmigiani.