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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe for 2016

Marina Milojević | 12.27.16 | 05:18 PM

The house of Parmigiani Fleurier introduces a new, updated version of its Métrographe Chronograph, which was first introduced at SIHH 2014. For this year, the elegant yet affordable high-end chronograph, has gotten a makeover which consists of relocating the date widow to the 12 o’clock position, and the addition of a tachymeter scale. Basically, the highly coveted Tonda Métrographe still remains the same, a model that blends function and design, aimed at the modern gentleman.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe

As explained by Parmigiani Fleurier, the new Métrographe retains its urban and expressive character, while offering a more dynamic design. The watch face, available in two dial colors, reveals revised counter proportions, and a practical new indication. Two different color options include a shiny white silver, and a black oxidized dial highlighted by rose gold decal that echoes the hands of the chronograph counters. The white dial is paired with blue hands, and decorated with snailed motif, a concentric pattern with a striped effect, beneath the appliques and inside the counters.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe

As aforementioned, the proportions of the hour and minute counters have been reduced to give a little more space and legibility to the dial. The triangular hour markers have also been shortened, while the outer area of the figure of 8 is now formed by a slightly raised slice of material, rather than a luminescent coating. The center of the dial is reserved for two large, domed hands, while the small seconds indicator at 3 o’clock features a double hand

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe

Parmigiani’s new Tonda Métrographe is powered by the in-house base movement caliber PF315, with Dubois Depraz chronograph module. The automatic movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, and promises about 42 hours of power reserve. It features 351 individual components, 46 jewels, and bridges decorated with Côtes de Genève motif. The new Tonda Métrographe is presented in a 40mm-wide stainless steel case with a sapphire case-back. The piece is available with a choice of two different straps: an elegant leather strap option, and a sporty-chic steel version.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe retails at $11,500 for a strap option, and $12,000 on a bracelet. Available at Parmigiani.ch.

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