Return to the basics
Parmigiani Fleurier's iconic style can be seen in every aspect of this watch's profile. The Tonda 1950 takes the four round, ergonomic lugs and streamlines their design to add an even more elegant touch.
This model is driven by an extra-thin automatic movement dedicated to the fundamentals of time display - hours, minutes and small seconds. Contained within a diameter of 30 mm (13 ¼ lignes) and a thickness of just 2.6 mm, the calibre PF 701 is the essential next link in the sequence of twelve Parmigiani Fleurier house calibres exploring the facets of time. Eventually, a date function will be integrated into this calibre without this affecting the compact profile of the Tonda case, which measures just 7.80 mm at a diameter of 39 mm.
With an autonomy of 42 hours, the movement has an off-centre micro-oscillating weight in 950 platinum. It lends itself to a wide range of aesthetic variations and boasts Haute Horlogerie finishes which only a few manufactures would apply to such a mechanism: the nickel silver main plate is sand-blasted, circular-grained then rhodium-plated, the bridges are sand-blasted, drawn out or "Côte de Genève" decorated, then hand-bevelled and rhodium-plated. Also note the attractive finish of each wheel, bevelled, sunk, circular-grained on both faces, then gilded before cutting.
With its rose gold or white gold case, graphite or white grained dial, and understated time zone indices, the Tonda 1950 embodies a return to the basics of classic watchmaking.