Parmigiani Fleurier has expands its Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène range following the launch in 2016, with a new model in rose gold. This model displays the moon phases with a new movement produced entirely in-house and set in a modern, refined rose gold case.
The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène in rose gold displays a dial made from highly reflective white mother of pearl, and features a lotus flower in solid rose gold, echoing the indices and the case while the bezel is adorned with 76 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling ~0.52 carat.
The russet moon of the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène emulates the brilliance of the night sky. It is magnified by the surface which is made up of craters — known as lunar seas — obtained by hand-applying successive layers of transfers. This watch offers a genuine embodiment of the moon on the wrist that disappears and emerges from wisps of cloud amidst its starry constellation. The richness of the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène resides in each of its individual details and its overall integrity. Decorative operations carried out by hand give it a tangible and unique value.
The PF318 movement and its moon phase module is the 33rd movement created within the Parmigiani Fleurier manufactures. The moon phase’s operating principle is based on a gear moved by the hour wheel, which rotates at half the speed of the gear. The gear drives the moon disc every 24 hours via a flexible blade integrated in the centre of its wheel. A corrector at 9 o’clock enables the wearer to independently index the moon in relation to the day and date in order to match its phase to the geographic reference location. The PF318 self-winding movement has a power reserve of 50 hours and excellent isochronism thanks to its two series-mounted barrels that regulate the rate. Visible through the watch’s sapphire case back, this calibre is entirely circular-grained, decorated with Côtes de Genève and bevelled to the finest haute horlogerie standards customarily applied in the Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène Technical Details
Movement PF318 Winding: Self-winding Power reserve: 50 hours Frequency: 4 Hz – 28,800 Vib/h Dimensions: 11 ½”’ – Ø 26.0 mm Thickness: 4.7 mm Components: 205 Jewels: 28 Barrel(s): 2 series-coupled barrels Decoration: “Côtes de Genève” decoration, bevelled bridges
Functions Hours, Minutes Small seconds Date Moon phase
Shape: Round, in 3 sections Dimensions: Ø 33.72 mm Thickness: 9.57 mm
Material: 18 ct rose gold Number of diamonds: 76 Carats: 0.5200 Water resistance: 30 m Case-back: Sapphire Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire Crown: Ø 5.5 mm Engraving on case-back: Individual number
Material: White mother of pearl Indices: 18 ct rose gold appliques Finish: Snailed exterior, rose gold lace centre, opaline counters Hands: Skeleton Delta-shaped
Gold: 18 ct rose gold Leather: Calfskin or 18 ct rose gold bracelet
Buckle Type: Folding