Metropoli­tan love

Parmigiani Fleurier’s new col­lec­tion in­spired by the city

Virtuozity - - WATCH NEWS -

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.

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