Parmigiani Fleurier’s new collection inspired by the city
Parmigiani Fleurier has launched the Metro Collection, inspired by the spirit and magic of the world’s great cities, their inhabitants and the frenetic pace that governs their movements. The collection features ‘Metrographe’ watches for men, and ‘Metropolitaine’ watches for women.
Both the men’s and women’s versions of this timepiece are characterised by their elegant proportions. The watch features a modern, urban design, and is reminiscent of the Tonda 1950.
This watch is proudly asymmetrical. Its left-hand profile, devoid of a crown, is the classic, conventional side, and display’s the brands teardrop shape. The right-hand profile features elongated lugs, which extend to the crown, reaching around it to envelope the chronograph push-buttons on the men’s version.
Indeed, on the men’s Tonda Metrographe, it is the chronograph complication that stands out, thanks to the accentuation of its two-minute and hour counters. On the grained white dial version, these counters are grey and highlighted by a blue disc; on the black or Abyss-blue dial versions, they are outlined with superluminova material, which highlights them in daytime and makes them glow at night. The two counters form a slanted figureof-eight.
The calibre on the Tonda Metrographe is the PF315, while the Tonda Metropolitaine features the PF310, both of which are part of a new range of movements entirely manufactured by Parmigiani Fleurier. A party piece of the new calibre range is the variable-inertia balance, which eliminates the need for standard index assembly.