Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
Filter PR by
  
Tonda 1950 Skeleton
Tonda 1950 Skeleton

The magic and complexity of skeletonising an ultra-thin model

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   Parmigiani Fleurier is paying tribute to its iconic ultra-thin model – the Tonda 1950 – honouring it with a fully skeletonised dial to showcase the minute details of its mechanism. Successfully skeletonising an ultra-thin movement, whose slim structure renders it fragile, requires master craftsmanship and the ability to translate the skill inherent in the calibre's design.

This process reveals all the refinement of the movement, from the complexity of its drivetrain to the beauty of each decoration. It is these details that make the Tonda 1950 Skeleton so prestigious.


 SKELETONISING AN ULTRA-THIN CALIBRE

The new calibre PF707 has been laid bare. The Tonda 1950 Skeleton exposes its gears, including components which never usually see the light of day. The main plate and bridges have been skeletonised to their very limits, only retaining as much substance as the watch needs to operate.

This skeletonising process demands that a perfect balance be struck between laying the movement bare, to better unveil its mysteries, and retaining the rigidity of each component – essential in ensuring it works as designed. The barrel is also open, finally allowing the winding spring — the source of energy for the watch — to be seen with the naked eye.

The oscillating micro-weight can now be glimpsed from the back and on the surface of the movement. Its intricate decoration is worthy of such scrutiny, with engraved 'barley grain' on the back of the rotor and a pattern composed of Parmigiani Fleurier's iconic lugs, key to the brand's design DNA, on its surface. The lug pattern is laid out so as to evoke a rotating movement, accentuating the circumvolutions of this oscillating weight. The calibre PF707 has 18 internal angles on the bridges and main plate, and every detail is carefully chosen to enhance the skeleton work.


AN INVISIBLE YET ESSENTIAL DIAL


The Tonda 1950 Skeleton has a sapphire dial, ensuring nothing obstructs the view of the skeletonised movement, except around the periphery, where the crystal is enclosed by a rose gold metal flange displaying the minute track and indices. The back of this flange features minutely detailed engraving, with fine, elegant concentric snailing adorning its surface.


The dial highlights the composition of the Tonda 1950 Skeleton, set on many levels. The flange sits atop the skeletonised movement, which cascades below it on the many levels required by its complex kinematics. The entire piece has an enthralling 3D effect which reflects light and draws in the gaze.


SOPHISTICATION IN THE MOST MINUTE OF DETAILS


The Tonda 1950 Skeleton boasts the timeless elegance of an ultra-thin model with careful attention paid to each area of volume, ensuring it is harmonious, ergonomic and based on the golden ratio. The steel case is 40 mm in diameter, with a thickness of just 8.2 mm. It extends into four lugs which flank the strap, with their iconic teardrop shape beautifully echoing the curve of the wrist. The steel folding buckle can be adjusted to 5 positions. With one press, the wearer can adjust the effective length of the strap, millimetre by millimetre, without having to switch to another attachment hole in the leather. Everything has been carefully designed to ensure the wearer enjoys perfect comfort and ergonomics.


THE PF707 MOVEMENT


The Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking centre has devoted all of its cutting-edge expertise to perfecting the precision of the PF707 movement. This is the case for the variable-inertia balance, which now eliminates the need for the conventional index-assembly. This innovation makes it possible to adjust the moment of inertia by rotating the inertia blocks rather than adjusting the active length of the balance-spring as required with a standard adjustment. The movement is more stable over the long term, more shock-resistant, with outstanding isochronism guaranteed. The skeletonisation of the PF707 movement allows its mysteries to be unveiled without making it more fragile, thanks to the skill of its design, and the expertise of the brand's independent watchmaking centre.

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS
REFERENCES PFC289-0002801-XA1442
 
 
MOVEMENT
PF707
Winding: Automatic, micro-rotor
Power reserve: 48 hours
Barrel(s): 1
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21,600 Vib/h
Dimensions: 13 ¼’’’ - Ø 30 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Components: 160
Jewels: 29
Decorations: Skeletonised bridges and main plate, 18 internal angles
 
FUNCTIONS
Hour, minute
 
CASE
Shape: Round
Dimensions: Ø 40 mm
Material: Steel
Finish: Polished
Water resistance: 30 m
Case-back: Sapphire 
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
 
DIAL
Colour: Transparent sapphire with rose gold gilded metal flange
Finish: Sand-blasted, polished and snailed
Indices: Rose gold metal
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating
 
STRAP
Leather: Black alligator
 
BUCKLE
Buckle: Folding, adjustable
Material: Steel
 


Posted by : BIZ COM - For Proactive Communications,
Viewed 30195 times
PR Category : Lifestyle
Posted on : Monday, May 27, 2019  1:43:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to

Related Stories

 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Foreo Set to Break the Beauty Stratosphere According to Experts [6978-Views]
Mother's Day Gift Guide 2020 [6625-Views]
Dina Akesbi joins Clio Beauty on the Professional Beauty GCC Mainstage on 18th Feb! [5453-Views]
St Valentine's Day' [5405-Views]
6 Trends That Will Dominate Beauty in 2020 According to Foreo [5374-Views]
Korea's Number One Beauty Brand Innisfree All Set to Celebrate the Grand Opening at the Du... [4996-Views]
Jaguar Land Rover on Tour Sheikh Hamdan's Falcons Dominate Hurr Category in Fakhr Al Ajyal... [4898-Views]
V-Motif Western [4880-Views]
Costa Coffee Introduces 4u Healthy Food Range Across All UAE Stores in Partnership With Le... [4825-Views]
Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer' [4801-Views]
Rado True Thinline Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier' [4801-Views]
5 Ways To Bring Spring's Top Trends Into Your Wardrobe [4770-Views]
HONOR Launches the Iconic Glass Designed HONOR 20 in the UAE [4703-Views]
City of Gold Rewarded 200 Jewellery Shoppers With 4 Million Worth of Dubai City of Gold Co... [4685-Views]
Made in Italy: Top Picks from the Latest Deborah Milano Make-Up Range [4544-Views]
Introducing Zeitun Premium Face Care Collection [4185-Views]
Samsung's New Galaxy S20 Now Available for Pre-Order in the UAE [4105-Views]
SPORTMAX 50th Anniversary Capsule Collection [4099-Views]
Marks & Spencer, Britain's Best Loved Denim [4044-Views]
Dubai Customs Graduates 1st Batch of “Dubai Customs Leaders” Program [4032-Views]
Team Abu Dhabi Riders Grab Double Triumph On Dramatic Race Day in Kuwait [3995-Views]
Italian Food Exports to the UAE Increases by 11%, Reports ITA Ahead of Italian Participati... [3983-Views]
Aston Martin DBX Makes First Public Appearance in UAE [3953-Views]
Union Coop to Sponsor the FAZZA Championships for People of Determination 2020 [3916-Views]
AS World Group Global Roadshow Promotes Expo 2020 Dubai at 33rd African Union Summit in Ad... [3898-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories