Parmigiani Fleurier remains one of the watch industry’s top producers of movements and parts, as well as being a watchmaker. Their watch brand, Parmigiani, remains a distinctive and often evolving, integral element of the company which began as a romantic notion of the wealthy Sandoz family and Mr. Michel Parmigiani. Soon to celebrate their 20th anniversary, we can expect a lot of interesting and unique changes from the brand in 2017 and beyond. For now, let’s take a look at the Fifa-watches-parmigiani-fleurier Replica Tonda Quator watch, which is the brand’s take on a comfortable daily-wear annual calendar.
The larger Tonda collection has proven quite successful for Parmigiani. It was a good attempt at taking their intentionally avant-garde design theme and making a comfortable, round watch. The most distinctive “Parmigiani” element is the curved “teardrop-style” lug design, which looks best when seen from the side of the case.
Parmigiani has produced the Tonda case for men in a number of sizes such as 39mm, 40mm, 41mm, and 42mm wide, and there perhaps may be even more variety. The Parmigiani Fleurier Chronograph Watch Replica Tonda Quator is 40mm wide and 11.2mm thick, but has an odd visual mass thanks to the Hermes alligator strap which is a sizable 25mm where it connects to the case and tapers down to 22mm wide. Proportionally, this is a much wider strap than you’d normally see on a 40mm-wide watch. This make the timepiece appear a bit more odd when off the wrist, but the wider strap actually helps the watch have more visual mass when on the wrist, in my opinion.
Parmigiani Fleurier is less than 25 years old, and they have achieved an impressive amount of watchmaking in that short time period. Overall, these are just two solid offerings from Parmigiani Fleurier Watches For Sale Replica Fleurier. The strong rose gold bracelet provides a little more heft to the Tonda 1950 model, and the accession of a ladies’ version of the “Galaxy” dial gives an option that I feel was overdue for its Métropolitaine collection. If it comes to models such as the rare Ovale XL Tourbillon, Parmigiani does not actually have to concentrate on small variations. Rather, this independently serialized watch simply gets dial and material updates from time to time as the Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale XL Tourbillon household releases ever-changing models. This particular mention PFH750-1000600-HA3141 adds a brand new style of dial and premiered by Parmigiani Fleurier in 2017. While the design of a watch like the Ovale XL Tourbillon isn’t for everybody, it bears hallmarks of finishing and quality which anybody who likes finely-made timepieces can love. At this degree Parmigiani delivers the complete array of hand-finishing and construction that makes very exclusive high-end Swiss timepieces as desired as they are. In the hand-finished situation to the hand-decorated motion, this kind of perfection is what you want to look for in a mechanical timepiece such as this — and it is only going to cost you around $200,000. From a technical standpoint, the in-house made Parmigiani caliber PF501 manually-wound movement has one rather infrequent characteristic; and that’s a tourbillon that spins every 30 seconds. Parmigiani calls this an “exclusive 30-second tourbillon,” though I am not sure (aside from the movement itself) in which the entire exclusion of other watches with 30 second tourbillons stems from.
For a dress watch, the 40mm-wide size isn’t bad, even if my taste preferences are for something a bit larger. Parmigiani does produce a similar watch to the Parmigiani Tonda Quator in a 42mm wide case, but it’s hard to recommend from a value perspective. I am speaking of the Parmigiani Tonda Centum, which is a cousin to the Quator collection. The Tonda Centum is 42mm wide, contains the in-house made caliber PF333 automatic movement, and has a perpetual calendar. The Parmigiani Tonda Quator is 40mm wide, contains the in-house caliber PF339, and has an annual calendar. From a functional perspective, that means you need to adjust the calendar once in a while versus not really having to adjust the perpetual calendar, assuming the watch continues to run.
The Parmigiani Tonda Centum
My issue in recommending the Tonda Centum is that it costs more than double the price of the Fifa-watches-parmigiani-fleurier Replica Tonda Quator – and the movement architecture is mostly the same. The Tonda Centum was released prior to the Parmigiani Tonda Quator, and when the latter came out Parmigiani designed a dial that I actually like better – and, I believe, removed some of the components to make it an annual calendar versus a perpetual calendar.
From a marketing perspective, this makes sense since it is a good idea to have different options for different buyers, but people who pay attention more or less realize you get “most” of the Tonda Centum for half the price in the Parmigiani Tonda Quator. You can look at the dial of both the watches to see how the layout of the complication is the same, aside from some relatively simple changes such as dials for the day of the week and month versus discs under windows. I do, however, like the longer hands on the Centum.
Let’s just say that, for the most part, if you like this attractive movement and visual concept, in my opinion, the Parmigiani Tonda Quator is the way to go. If money is no object, then go with the one that your eyes and wrist more prefer. Both are available in precious metal cases, such as the 18k rose gold version of the Parmigiani Tonda Quator you see here.
The caliber PF339 movement is decently capable and begins with a sturdy automatic-winding base. The watch operates at 4Hz (28,800bph), has 50 hours of power reserve, and is very nicely decorated in typical Parmigiani fashion. You can view the movement through the sapphire crystal exhibition window on the rear of the case, as well as the attractively machine-engraved solid gold automatic rotor.