To kick off the new year, Parmigiani watches prices Replica announced two new timepieces utilizing their unique “Galaxy” method of texturizing dials. The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Galaxy Gold Bracelet and the Tonda Métropolitaine Selene are the newest unofficial (maybe official at some point) “his and hers” dress watch offerings from the brand. Interestingly enough, pricing is significantly lower than the previously released Tonda 1950 Galaxy Set.
To create these striking and statement-making dials, Parmigiani Fleurier use a technique that requires dropping “Aventurine,” which is a hybrid copper and glass material, into the midnight blue dial creating what looks like stars – hence, “Galaxy.” Personally, I find this decoration interesting with an almost poetic charm, and I’m excited to see these additional models brandishing the unique technique.
The dial is, made in Parmigiani’s dial creating centre, is in black metal, with a nicely done vertical striped pattern. The hour markers are in polished silver and are applied. Substantial Delta shaped hour and minute hands are highlighted with silver polished borders. At 3 o’clock is your small seconds display. At 6 o’clock is a 12-hour chronograph counter with a broad date at the bottom and a silver circular snailed finish. Connected to the hour subdial is a 30-minute countertop, using a silver round snailed finish. The chronograph second hand is in polished silver. The 8 mm diameter locking steel crown is signed and includes a polished finish. The chronograph pushers are flat and are in vulcanized black rubber on the steel version (gold models come with alloy pushers). He dial is protected by a horizontal glareproofed sapphire crystal that protrudes ever so slightly above the bezel. The rotor is skeletonized and engraved with the Parmigiani Fleurier logo (a 22K gold strand comes on the golden versions). Each piece is individually numbered.The Pershing 005 is a daring sporty timepiece in the haute horology manufacture one of the best in the world. Whilst you would expect, each detail has been paid close attention to. The motion, which can be concealed behind a solid case back, is completed to the greatest standards. The 005 comes in a variety of dial choices, and wide variety of instances: metal, white gold or rose gold. We urge the latter, for both aesthetics and comfort. The case dimensions is made for a more robust wrist, so if you enjoy this bit but have a tiny wrist, then we recommend the checking out the bigger 42 millimeter Pershing 002 as well. (Ref.
If the dial looks familiar, that’s because two years ago, Parmigiani pershing watches Replica released the original Tonda 1950 Galaxy Set, which came on a glossy black leather strap with a diamond bezeled rose gold case. While the Tonda 1950 Galaxy Gold Bracelet may bear a new reference number, it’s the same watch as before with the star of the show being the new sleek solid rose gold bracelet with folding clasp. While I don’t necessarily want to spend too much time delving into the technical details of a watch we already covered (you can read all about it in the link above), the addition of the bracelet gives this watch a far more handsome look.
Personally, I wasn’t a huge fan of the glossy leather included in the first run and feel that the gold brushed center links with polished edges on the bracelet fit the watch better. The diamond studded polished case measures in at 39mm with a slim 8.4mm thickness, carries a .65 carat weight, and features a sapphire caseback (we will post pictures as they become available) – displaying the Côtes de Genève decorated PF702 in-house movement. Water resistance is pretty standard for a dress watch at 30m.
Of the two watches, I feel that the best addition to the Parmigiani Fleurier portfolio is the Tonda Métropolitaine Selene. The Métropolitaine line is expansive, filled mostly with guilloche heavy or mother-of-pearl dials and Parmigiani Fleurier has done a fantastic job of marketing them towards women. Which is why I was surprised when looking back and realizing that there wasn’t a “Galaxy” dial included until now. When the Tonda 1950 Galaxy set was released, a consistent complaint was that it looked feminine.
The polished stainless steel case measures in at 33.1mm with an 8.6mm thickness – big enough to appreciate the dial, but small enough to maintain maximum classiness. The bezel features 72 diamonds producing a total carat weight of .496 (triggering many OCD tendencies). Additionally, and like its big brother, the watch features a sapphire caseback showcasing the Côtes de Genève decorated PF310 movement. Featuring a 50-hour power reserve, the PF310 movement utilizes a recessed 60-second sub-dial at 6 o’clock and a date window centered inside of it.
Which brings us to the dial, where the sharp white gold applied indices contrast nicely against the midnight blue dial. In fact, the entire watch utilizes a simple white gold color scheme that makes what could be a busy dial superbly legible. In lieu of the solid lume-filled hour and minute hands of the original, Parmigiani fleurier pistol songbird Replica opted for skeletonized hands so as not to detract from the dial – something I wish the Tonda 1950 Galaxy Set did. My only complaint is the date window that spans a 3 day date-span – something I think should have been a smaller, single-day window to keep away from the “tennis-y” feel that it gives it. The watch will come with a blue alligator leather strap or a blue fabric strap.
Parmigiani Fleurier is less than 25 years old, and they’ve accomplished an impressive amount of watchmaking in that short period of time. Overall, these are two solid offerings from Parmigiani Fleurier. The solid rose gold bracelet gives a bit more heft to the Tonda 1950 model, and the addition of a ladies’ version of the “Galaxy” dial provides an option that I feel was overdue for the Métropolitaine collection. The new Tonda 1950 Galaxy Gold Bracelet model is $39,900 while the Tonda Métropolitaine Galaxy Selene is $12,000. parmigiani.com