The 127 internal angles which adorn the main plate and bridges require 40 hours of painstaking work per piece.
Revealed in all its refined glory
The "skeleton" edition of the Tonda 1950 reveals the purity and complexity of this extra-thin mechanism. Unveiled in all its refined glory, the movement demonstrates its allegiance to a style of watchmaking dedicated to simple lines and the highest quality finishes.
The bridges and main plate have been openworked, and decorated with painstaking skill. This work, performed entirely by hand, confirms the skills of the master craftsmen, and their obsession with detail. The platinum micro-rotor can be seen on the surface of the watch. Now visible, this face is decorated with a pattern formed of the brand's iconic lug shape. Hinting at the spiral shape of the rotor, the motif emphasises the distinctive feeling of movement.
The Tonda 1950 Skeleton has a sapphire crystal dial, completely invisible apart from its metal surround. This features the Parmigiani Fleurier logo, which takes the form of a transfer at the top of this rim, like a framed tableau. The men's version of the watch is transparent and polished to reveal the sophistication of the movement. The women's watch is frosted, with the translucent misty effect blurring the angles of the movement, softening its keen edges but not its spirit.