As a review of the oddities arranged for the SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) 2016
that will happen in Geneva next January, Parmigiani Fleurier divulged the Tonda Métrographe Abyss Blue, a rich chronograph equipped with the programmed PF315 type, a development totally made by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, the brand’s assembling community.
The 40 mm x 11.7 mm case in cleaned tempered steel is deviated with two distinct profiles. The left-hand profile is the work of art, regular side, and shows a tear shape. The right-hand profile highlights prolonged drags which stretch out to the crown, stretching around it to encompass the chronograph press catches.
The dial of the Tonda Métrographe Abyss Blue variant – snailed on the external ring and opaline at the middle – was planned utilizing the rule of differences to make the chronograph complication stick out, gratitude to the emphasis of its two moment and hour counters which are treated with Super-LumiNova to feature them in the daytime and make them sparkle around evening time.
The two counters – 30 minutes at 9 o’clock and 12 hours at 6 o’clock – structure a skewed figure 8, a repetitive indication of the Parmigiani Fleurier brand.
The three-date opening is incorporated in the 12 hours chronograph counter while a circumspect little seconds sub-dial is situated at 3 o’clock.
Making the Abyss Blue shade requires a unique savoir-faire. The dial should be submerged in an electroplating shower, with a specific current, at an entirely controlled temperature. Under the impact of electrolysis, the tone is changed: the underlying brilliant orange shade transforms into a practically rust-hued earthy colored. At that point, purplish tones show up until the blue-violet shade transforms into the ideal tone. Without losing a second, the piece should be quickly taken out from the shower or the shading will change to regal blue, at that point dark.
Designed with Côtes de Genève, oneself winding PF315 development beats at 28,800 vibrations each hour and offers a force save of 42 hours.
The variable-latency balance makes it conceivable to change the snapshot of inactivity by pivoting the idleness impedes instead of changing the dynamic length of the offset spring as required with a standard change. It additionally makes the watch stun safe and conveys extraordinary isochronism.
This consistency is supported by the twofold barrel which empowers a more steady, direct dispersion of force than a solitary barrel in the type.
The Parmigiani Fleurier – Tonda Métrographe Abyss Blue (ref. PFC274-0000600-HC3141) can be coordinated to a blue Hermès calf lash or to a titanium/steel arm band rotating cleaned and glossy silk completed surfaces. The cost is Swiss Francs 11,900 with tie or Swiss Francs 12,500 with bracelet. parmigiani.ch