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TONDA

1950

Automatic movement
Ref: PFC267-1000600-HA3141

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FEATURES

MOVEMENT

  • CALIBRE PF701
  • WINDING Automatic
  • TOTAL DIMENSIONS 13 ¼''' – Ø 30.0 mm
  • THICKNESS 2.6 mm
  • FREQUENCY 3 Hz – 21’600 A/h
  • POWER-RESERVE 42 hours
  • NB OF COMPONENTS 146
  • NB OF JEWELS 29

FUNCTIONS

  • Hours, minutes
  • Small second

DIAL

  • COLOUR Blue abyss
  • INDEX Rose gold plated
  • FINISHING Meteorite
  • HANDS Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

CASE

  • DIMENSIONS Ø 39 mm
  • THICKNESS 8 mm
  • MATERIAL 18ct rose gold
  • WATER-RESISTANCE 30 m
  • BACK Sapphire
  • GLASS Anti-reflective sapphire

BRACELET

  • BRAND Hermès
  • MATERIAL Alligator
  • COLOUR Indigo blue

BUCKLE

  • TYPE Pin buckle
  • MATERIAL 18ct rose gold

TONDA 1950


Created using galvanoplasty, the famous Abyss blue of the meteorite is a world first.


https://vimeo.com/171910743

The beauty of the unexpected

Rough, irregular and fragmented. A meteorite is no ordinary material. Yet, this captivating rock forms the dial of Parmigiani Fleurier's new rose gold Tonda 1950. It follows on from the limited edition with a titanium middle unveiled at SIHH 2015. Now matched with rose gold, this Abyss blue meteorite dial features a texture whose beauty lies in the very fact that it is unpredictable; mysterious, because it is not entirely of this world.

As it enters the atmosphere, the meteor rock is subjected to a rapid change in temperature which indelibly imprints it with a crystal structure. It requires treatment in a series of acid baths to gradually reveal the magnificent texture and veins born from this natural impact. A meteorite is difficult to machine as it is much harder than normal rock. Its unpredictable mineral structure makes conventional processes unsuitable. The master dial-makers at the Manufacture Parmigiani had to use trial and error to arrive at the perfect cut and hue. A rose gold case perfectly enhances the intense Abyss blue of the dial. A true demonstration of the watchmaker's skill, the extra-thin house calibre PF 701, at just 2.6 mm thick, was designed specifically for the Tonda 1950 Meteorite.