Parmigiani Tonda Chronor Anniversaire Watch With New Integrated Split-Seconds Chronograph Movement Hands-On
Swiss Parmigiani easily impressed the aBlogtoWatch team at SIHH 2016 when they passively debuted before our eyes their brand new in-house-made and totally integrated split-seconds chronograph movement known as the caliber PF361. Announced on the date of the brand’s 20th anniversary after being launched in 1996, featuring the personality of watchmaker Michel Parmigiani, the new-for-2016 Parmigiani Tonda Chronor Anniversaire watch is a wonderful offering that will inspire interest even in those who haven’t previously taken the time to acquaint themselves with the brand. For the Parmigiani Tonda Chronor Anniversaire dials, Parmigiani goes pretty classic with a grand feu enamel white dial or a deep ”royal blue” dial - both of which look handsome, if not very classic given what we normally see from the brand. The Tonda-style hands are coated with lume and appear to be taken from a sport watch (good idea because legibility is excellent). The rest of the dial is all about giving a mostly traditional look - as though Parmigiani were doing their best A. Lange & Söhne impressions (which, mind you, isn’t a bad thing).