To create the famous Abyss Blue, the craftsman must know exactly when to remove the gold dial from the plating batch, as a second's delay can turn it from blue to brown.
The tone has been set
On the Ovale Tourbillon, the rose gold case in three sections and the stepped bezel lend a true dynamism to the design. Curved surfaces are broken up. Straight lines replace rounded ones. And beams of light bounce off the myriad angles this creates. The dial takes this even further, combining the ever-classic "Côtes de Genève" design with Parmigiani Fleurier's own Abyss Blue, a colour it keeps a closely-guarded secret.
The Ovale Tourbillon is part of the Ovale Pantographe line, inspired by an antique piece. It bears its heritage well, displaying the same desire for complex yet refined watchmaking. It is driven by the PF500 movement designed by Michel Parmigiani. This 30-second tourbillon movement with power reserve indicator reflects the Manufacture's watchmaking expertise and its demand for the highest quality finishes, as demonstrated by the "Côtes de Genève" decoration and hand-bevelled bridges.
With the rose gold of the case middle and Abyss Blue of the dial, the bold power reserve and the vivacity of the tourbillon, all emphasised by the shape of the timepiece, the Ovale Tourbillon is a piece with a striking personality.