The world's slimmest ultra-thin flying tourbillon
The quintessential expression of watchmaking expertise, the ultra-thin tourbillon features on Parmigiani Fleurier's iconic model: the Tonda 1950. The name of this piece is a tribute to Michel Parmigiani, with the number representing the year he was born; its design marks a return to Parmigiani Fleurier's fundamental visual identity, which it highlights with its pure lines; and its mechanical complexity demonstrates the brand's Haute Horlogerie expertise.
Tourbillon automatic movement
The micro-rotor in 950 platinum which winds the calibre is the component that determines the thinness of the PF517 movement. It is directly integrated in the main plate, without adding to the thickness. The watch designers of the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking centre managed to integrate the micro-rotor, the barrel, the tourbillon cage and the time-setting mechanism on the same main plate – all while keeping the time display at the centre. This technical feat is achieved thanks to the independent manufacture
Hours, minutes, 60 seconds tourbillon