New Watch! • 29 Nov 2016
Parmigiani Fleurier Presents The Tonda Métrograph With A New Energy
What defines the modern man’s day? Rhythmical and ordered, it revolves around efficiency and seemingly countless exchanges.
Ready for any eventuality, he must be able to count on his timepiece, in terms of both function and design. Based on this premise, Parmigiani Fleurier has revisited one of the most iconic watches from the Tonda line. The new Métrographe now offers a more dynamic design fuelled by watchmaking references. The signature urban and expressive character has been retained, but new indications such as the tachometer, and revisited counter proportions ensure its place amongst traditional chronographs, exuding all the hallmarks of fine craftsmanship so desired by men in their quest for meaning.
The fully polished case houses two different colours of dial, a shiny white silver shade and a black oxidised tone, obtained using procedures developed by the manufacture’s dialmakers. The black dial features a powdered rose gold decal that echoes the hands of the two counters crafted from the same metal, chosen for its warm reflection of light. Meanwhile the white dial is paired with blued hands. The snailed decoration beneath the appliques and inside the counters is achieved using a chasing tool that removes an infinitesimal amount of material.
This technique creates a concentric pattern with a striped effect that lends the dial depth. The dial still features the striking presence of the hour and minute counters, but their proportions have been recalculated to allow the time to be read more directly and effectively.
The Métrograph is powered by the PF315 self-winding movement with an additional chronograph module. Produced in the Manufacture’s multi-discipline watch-making centre, the movement features bridges decorated with Côtes de Genève. The piece is available with a choice of two different straps: an elegant and lightweight leather option and a steel version that exudes sport chic.
Given a new injection of style and added vigour, the Métrographe manages to retain its spirit whilst staying in step with the times.
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