With its refined aesthetics, the Tonda Métropolitaine cannot fail to impress with its elegance and sobriety. This creation, with its superbly crafted automatic movement, features a modern urban style that embodies today’s active woman to perfection.
The Tonda Métropolitaine signature design element is the case made of steel, which is for its look as much as its modernity, with taut lines and a silhouette finer than those of the other great classics from the Manufacture. The subtlety of the design is accentuated by an asymmetrical case that flies in the face of convention. The drop-shaped lugs on the left profile are a hallmark of the brand, with perfect lines inspired by the golden ratio. To the right, the lugs extend to encompass the space around the crown, ensuring that this profile stands out.
On the Tonda Métropolitaine dial, all the information required for a woman in and of her time is clear to see, with indications of hours and minutes, a small second at 6 o’clock, and the date via a wide aperture. This distinctiveness, which is characteristic of the Parmigiani Fleurier style, is practical and most suitable for everyday use of the model, yet brings a touch of elegant originality too.
The elegance of the model is enhanced by the refined appearance of the dial. Its graphic simplicity is conveyed through a wide choice of colours and materials. The dial has a discreet finish known as flinqué. This pattern of concentric waves softens the modern lines of the watch, yet allows for its femininity to reassert itself. The brand's logo majestically sets itself apart in an oval cartouche, while delicately inlaid indices and Arabic numerals mark the hours.
The Calibre PF310 is an automatic-winding mechanical movement whose dimensions (23.9 mm diameter) are perfectly suited to a woman's watch. The sheer excellence of its design is magnified by superb finishes, with bridges angled by hand and “Côtes de Genève” decoration. Its two series-coupled barrels ensure 50 hours of autonomous operation. Its pendulum beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
Comprised of 189 components, it allows for the display of hours, minutes, a small second and the date.
Hours, minutes, Small second, Date