1950 was the year Michel Parmigiani was born. The name of the Tonda 1950 family is a tribute to Parmigiani Fleurier's founder, while its design marks a return to the brand's fundamental visual identity, which it highlights with its pure lines. The Tonda 1950 stone-set is an ultra-thin watch in rose gold set with stones, intended for women looking for distinction and a touch of luxury.
The Tonda 1950 is the aesthetic essence of Parmigiani Fleurier as it showcases all the brand's signature codes – and nothing else. The thin, slender profile with the two emblematic lugs; the cut round crown; the delta-shaped hands. Simplicity is key, but each of its proportions has been carefully calculated to create a coherent elegance and harmony that draws in the gaze. The delicate setting of stones in the bezel enhances the silhouette of the piece.
Three years of research and development were needed to successfully create the PF701 calibre, an ultra-thin automatic movement. The main challenge was to incorporate the rotor into the calibre itself without adding to its thickness. The solution was to integrate a micro-rotor made from platinum, to ensure inertia, into the calibre, which joined the Parmigiani Fleurier range of movements.
To create an unconditionally feminine watch, Parmigiani Fleurier has extended its range of classic dials – grained white and graphite – to include a remarkably precious mother of pearl variant. Two versions are available to women of taste: white mother of pearl with its iridescent shimmer, or Tahitian mother of pearl with its deep reflections. The mother of pearl's intrinsic impression of depth is enhanced by the stone-set rose gold case: 84 brilliant-cut Top Wesselton diamonds are delicately incorporated into the bezel to make this watch a truly stunning spectacle.
At just 2.6 mm thick, the PF701 movement owes its slim profile to an off-centred micro-rotor directly integrated into the main plate. This component winds the movement, which has an autonomy of 42 hours. This calibre was developed to allow for the addition of multiple functions — such as a calendar or moon phase indication — without altering the slender proportions of the Tonda 1950 family. This serves as proof of the excellent design of the PF701 movement and its successive variations.
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