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Parmigiani - Tonda Metropolitaine Selene Rose Gold

1/12/2019

A feminine complication that marries elegance and the celestial world with the majesty of rose gold.

 

Parmigiani Fleurier has expanded its Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène range following the resounding success of this watch, launched in 2016, with two new models in rose gold. These models display the moon phases thanks to a movement produced entirely in-house and set in a modern, refined rose gold case.

 

ROSE GOLD DOWN TO THE FINEST DETAILS

The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène in rose gold features two dial versions: the first, in abyss blue, is adorned with a central lotus flower – a symbol of femininity. This decoration is cut from mother of pearl and applied to the dial, from which it stands out 0.2 mm. The satin and polished finishes of the lace design create a play of light that beautifully showcases the quality of the workmanship. The second dial is made from highly reflective white mother of pearl, and features a lotus flower in solid rose gold, echoing the indices and the case. On each dial version, the bezel is adorned with 76 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling ~0.52 carat.

 

THE LUNAR DANCE ACROSS THE DIAL

The russet moon of the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène emulates the brilliance of the night sky. It is magnified thanks to its surface made up of craters — known as lunar seas — obtained by hand-applying successive layers of transfers. This watch offers a genuine embodiment of the moon on the wrist that disappears and emerges from wisps of cloud amidst its starry constellation.

The richness of the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène resides in each of its individual details and its overall integrity. Decorative operations carried out by hand give it a tangible and unique value.

 

THE MOON PHASE COMPLICATION

The PF318 movement and its moon phase module is the 33rd movement created within the Parmigiani Fleurier manufactures. The moon phase's operating principle is based on a gear moved by the hour wheel, which rotates at half the speed of the gear. The gear drives the moon disc every 24 hours via a flexible blade integrated in the centre of its wheel. A corrector at 9 o'clock enables the wearer to independently index the moon in relation to the day and date in order to match its phase to the geographic reference location.

The PF318 self-winding movement has a power reserve of 50 hours and excellent isochronism thanks to its two series-mounted barrels that regulate the rate. Visible through the watch's sapphire case back, this calibre is entirely circular-grained, decorated with Côtes de Genève and bevelled to the finest haute horlogerie standards customarily applied in the Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture.

PARMIGIANI FLEURIER

Taking its name from its founder, watchmaker and restorer Michel Parmigiani, the fine watchmaking brand was founded in 1996 in Fleurier, in the Swiss valley of Val-de-Travers. With its own watchmaking centre ensuring its independence, the brand has both full control over the production process and unique creative freedom. For over twenty years, the Parmigiani Fleurier signature has resided within timepieces that command the utmost respect, in harmony with watchmaking traditions. They are the labour of a lifetime – that of Michel Parmigiani, the talented individuals who assist him, and the special relationship between the Manufacture and the masterpieces of the past, enabling it to invent a bold future. Parmigiani.com/en

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

REFERENCES PFC283-1063300

PFC283-1062500

 

MOVEMENT

PF318

Winding: Self-winding

Power reserve: 50 hours

Frequency: 4 Hz – 28,800 Vib/h

Dimensions: 11 ½''' – Ø 26.0 mm

Thickness: 4.7 mm

Components: 205

Jewels: 28

Barrel(s): 2 series-coupled barrels

Decoration: "Côtes de Genève" decoration, bevelled bridges

 

FUNCTIONS

Hours, Minutes

Small seconds

Date

Moon phase

 

CASE

Shape: Round, in 3 sections

Dimensions: Ø 33.72 mm

Thickness: 9.57 mm

Material: 18 ct rose gold

Number of diamonds: 76

Carats: 0.5200

Water resistance: 30 m

Case-back: Sapphire

Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire

Crown: Ø 5.5 mm

Engraving on case-back: Individual number

 

DIAL

Material: White or Abyss blue mother of pearl

Indices: 18 ct rose gold appliques

Finish: Snailed exterior, mother of pearl or rose gold lace centre, opaline counters

Hands: Skeleton Delta-shaped

 

STRAP

Gold: 18 ct rose gold

Leather: Calfskin or alligator, several colours

 

BUCKLE

Type: Folding or ardillon

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