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Tonda 1950 Lune The lunar calendar in all its glory

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Two years after it first appeared, Parmigiani Fleurier is updating the aesthetic of the Tonda 1950 Lune with a model featuring a slate dial and a second design with round diamonds on the bezel. Both showcase the poetry of the “lunar calendar” complication which illuminates their dial with a new layout. Behind this harmony, 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 beautiful tour de force.

Tonda 1950 Lune with slate dial

 

With a rose gold case matched with a slate colour dial, this Tonda 1950 Lune is the epitome of the classic elegant watch. The lunar calendar, displaying the two hemispheres, is located at 10 o’clock instead of its previous position at 12 o’clock. This offset layout balances the date at 3 o’clock, the logo at 1 o’clock, and the small seconds window at 6 o’clock. All of the time indications are structured to create a pleasingly harmonious dial.

 

Tonda 1950 Lune with diamonds

 

On the other hand, the Tonda 1950 Lune with diamonds features a rose gold case, a mother of pearl dial, a beautiful complement to the light which plays across the precious stones – a combination which cannot fail to enthral. Additional 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, offering 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

REFERENCE           PFC284-1000200 (slate dial)

PFC284-1063300 (with diamonds)

 

 

 

MOVEMENT         

PF708

Winding: Self-winding

Power reserve: 48 hours

Frequency: 3 Hz – 21,600 Vib/h

Dimensions: 13 ¼”’ – Ø 30.0 mm

Thickness: 4 mm

Components: 194

Jewels: 29

Barrel(s): 1

Decoration: “Côtes de Genève” decoration, bevelled bridges

 

FUNCTIONS

Hours, Minutes

Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Date

Moon phase

 

CASE

Shape: Round, in 3 sections

Dimensions: Ø 39

Thickness: 9.6 mm

Material: Rose gold

Finish: Polished

Setting (women): 1.82 ct

Water resistance: 30 m

Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire

Crown: Ø 5 mm

Case-back: Sapphire

Engraving on case-back: Individual number

 

DIAL

Colour: Slate or white mother of pearl

Indices: Rose gold gilded applique

Finish: Opaline (men), Polished (women)

Hands: Skeleton Delta-shaped

 

STRAP

Material: Alligator leather strap or 18 ct rose gold bracelet (women)

Colour: Black (men), Ficelle, Red and indigo (women)

 

BUCKLE

Type: Ardillon

Material: Rose gold

 

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