After 2 yrs of development and research, Parmigiani Fleurier presented the world’s slimest automatic flying tourbillon with micro-rotor, a task that equips the brand new Tonda 1950 Tourbillon, a watch that mixes the straightforward and stylish lines the Tonda collection having a Haute Horlogerie complication.
To offer the exceptional slimness from the 3 Hz (21,600 vph) PF517 movement just 3.4 mm, the micro-rotor in 950 platinum is directly integrated within the primary plate, without contributing to the thickness by having an extra layer.
Integrating the micro-rotor, the barrel, the tourbillon cage, time-setting mechanism and also the central display system within the same primary plate would be a large challenge that Parmigiani Fleurier contacted without offsetting time display.
To economies on space, Parmigiani Fleurier produced a flying tourbillon whose special feature is really a cage mounted on one support bridge. A ball bearing replaces the mounting function, without contributing to the thickness from the movement.
Because of the choice to use titanium, Parmigiani Fleurier could produce the world’s least heavy (.255 g) tourbillon cage. Its really low weight and inertia enable spinning movement without any lack of torque. The tourbillon’s efficiency is elevated and also the chronometry from the watch enhanced.
Produced from blued steel, the seconds hands forms a fundamental element of the tourbillon cage. Actually, this hand isn’t created individually towards the tourbillon but in the same manufacturing department using the important task to exactly cancel out the weight from the other components that comprise the tourbillon cage.
The tourbillon’s orientation, based on an position akin to 07:08, is outlined with a red-colored applique round the fringe of the seconds.
The bridges from the movement are decorated by having an oblique pattern created of a number of Cites de Genève. Their design, which follows a circular arc, takes the type of a wave, reflecting the shake from the tourbillon which spread with the movement.
The Tonda 1950 Tourbillon can be obtained with five dial versions: whitened or black jade having a white gold or platinum situation, grained whitened or blue abyss with Cites de Genève decoration along with a red-colored gold situation, and gray mother of gem having a white gold or platinum situation having a precious gemstone-set bezel.
For those models, the situation includes a diameter of 40.20 mm along with a total thickness of 8.65 mm. The cost from the Tonda 1950 Tourbillon is US$ 130,000 aside from the version with gray mother of gem dial and diamonds with a cost peopleDollar 135,000.