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SIHH 2016-Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire

Front of Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire bule version

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire watch is celebrate the 20th anniversary of Parmigiani Fleurier collection,the watch first debuted at this year’s SIHH.

The Tonda Chronor Anniversaire with gold movement is available with either a white gold or rose gold case, each of which will be produced in a limited run of 25 pieces to mark this anniversary. Front of Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire white dial version
The dials feature ”grand feu“ enamel in two shades to match the choice of case. The first is white, one of Parmigiani Fleurier’s specialities, with the flawless, luminous texture that only enamel can bestow. The second is a deep blue which changes with the angle, turning a dark purple in some lights. This colour, called ”Bleu Roi“ (royal blue) is a new addition to Parmigiani Fleurier’s very rich palette of colours, and has been specially developed for the Tonda Chronor Anniversaire.Front of Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire bule version
The watch features a split seconds chronograph. Its principle rests on an additional hand known as the ”split second hand“ which sits on top of the central chronograph seconds hand, or ”trotteuse“, and is permanently linked to it. However, once the central seconds hand is running, if the additional push-piece for the split second on the crown is activated, the hand comes out of the shadows: it stops, while the central seconds hand continues to run. After reading this split time, pressing the push-piece on the crown again will bring the split second hand back in line with the central seconds hand, to continue running alongside it. Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire caseback

The split second hand is driven by the movement’s second column wheel, using a mechanism which indexes it to the chronograph’s central seconds hand and releases it for the split timing measurements. This complication requires a second kinematic chain, in addition to that of the chronograph, which presents a major challenge for adjustment.Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire caliber
In addition to the chronograph the watch features a big date. The large date appears at 12 o’clock, behind a double counter with gold appliques.  The big date is also integrated into the movement to keep it as slim as possible.The  PF361  manually wound movement includes a chronograph, a split second function and a large date, all on the same main plate and is made from 18ct rose gold.

The oscillation frequency is 5 Hz.  The higher the hertz, the more accurate the chronograph Its decoration, no less technical, required more than 50 hours of work for each unit. Each movement has bridges which are cut concentrically from the balance, with the latter framed as the epicentre of the fresco. These bridges are openworked to reveal the mechanism which beats at its surface, and the two symmetrical column wheels parallel to the crown’s staff. This assembly is enhanced by the sandblasted satin finish, while the internal angles on the bridges play with the light, accentuated by the gold’s reflections.