United Arab Emirates - February 07, 2021: Two years after it first appeared, Parmigiani Fleurier is refreshing the aesthetic of the Tonda 1950 Lune for women. It is easy to forget the sheer mechanical complexity required to create an ultra-thin self-winding movement which comprises so many time indications. The Tonda 1950 Lune is both a technical and aesthetic tour de force.
The watchwords are the rose gold of the case, the mother of pearl of the dial, and the light which plays across the precious stones – a combination which cannot fail to enthral. A few feminine touches adorn the piece, such as the moon at 10 o'clock which is set in the middle of a starry sky, and the gold outline around the date window at 4 o'clock. Lastly, the dial has been made smaller to accommodate a slightly broader bezel, allowing larger diamonds to be set within it. The Tonda 1950 Lune offers exceptional sparkle and brilliance, unlike any other.
The calibre PF708
The Tonda 1950 Lune owes its slender proportions to its calibre, the PF708, a mechanism combining precision and reliability with automatic winding thanks to its platinum micro-rotor. Its elements have been carefully arranged on the main plate to ensure the various time indications are harmoniously displayed. As is standard practice at Parmigiani Fleurier, and one of its hallmarks, it boasts hand-applied finishes and bevelled bridges. Its sublime structure is complemented by 'Côtes de Genève' decoration.
Power reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21,600 Vib/h
Dimensions: 13 ¼''' – Ø 30.0 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Decoration: 'Côtes de Genève' decoration, bevelled bridges
Small seconds at 6 o'clock
Shape: Round, in 3 sections
Dimensions: Ø 39
Thickness: 9.6 mm
Material: Rose gold
Setting: 1.82 ct
Water resistance: 30 m
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 5 mm
Engraving on case-back: Individual number
Colour: White mother-of-pearl
Indices: Rose gold gilded applique
Finish: Polished Hands: Skeleton Delta-shaped
Material: Alligator leather strap or 18 ct rose gold bracelet
Colour: Ficelle, Red and indigo
Material: Rose gold
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.