Simple but elegant…
In a preview of what is to come at SIHH 2011 (oh yea!), high-end Swiss brand Parmigiani Fleurier gives us an early look at a well-designed and classic looking watch holding an ultra-thin movement. The 39mm case (7.8mm thick) is available in rose gold with a grained white dial and white gold with a graphite dial. Of note is the movement in this watch. Visible through the watch’s sapphire crystal caseback, the “PF 700″ is is not only Parmigiani’s newest but also the twelfth in-house caliber from the manufacture. This ultra-thin, automatic movement is just 2.6 mm thick, with an off-center micro-oscillating weight in platinum 950. This is almost — but not quite — as thin as the 2.45mm-thick movement in the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Extra-Thin watch (sans perpetual calendar) that my friends at Hodinkee wrote about last week. An impressive ultra-thin dress watch by any standard.
Parmigiani Tonda 1950
Hour, minute, small seconds at 6 o’clock, individual number engraved on the case-back, comes on alligator strap with matching ardillon buckle
39mm White Gold case
39mm Rose Gold case