Two years after the advent of the Tonda 1950 Lune moon phase watch, Parmigiani gave the series a new aesthetic look with a rock grey dial men’s watch and a mother-of-pearl dial. Both watches measure 39.1 mm in diameter and 9.6 mm thick, presenting a poetic moon phase in a new layout. With such a harmonious look, it is an ultra-thin self-winding movement that accommodates many time indication functions. The sheer mechanical complexity involved is amazing.
The men’s watch (model: PFC284-1000200-HA1441) with a rose gold case and a rock gray dial is a symbol of classic elegance. The moon phase display in the northern and southern hemispheres moved from the original 12 o’clock position to the 10 o’clock position. The eccentric layout perfectly balances the date window at 3 o’clock, the brand logo at 1 o’clock, and the small seconds dial at 6 o’clock. All time indications work together to create a coordinated, pleasing dial.
The ladies watch (model: PFC284-1063300-HA2121) has a rose gold case with a white mother-of-pearl dial and a bezel set with 52 diamonds. This watch is also embellished with very feminine elements, such as the moon phase at the center of the sky at 10 o’clock, and the golden outline of the date window at 4 o’clock. Finally, the size of the dial has been reduced, and the bezel has been slightly widened to display larger diamonds, showing a distinctive brilliance.
The Tonda 1950 Lune moon phase watch has a slim proportion, thanks to the internal PF708 movement, which is equipped with a platinum automatic winding micro-rotor, accurate and reliable. Various elements are carefully arranged on the motherboard to ensure a harmonious and pleasing layout of different time indication functions. Continuing Parmigiani’s standard practice, the PF708 movement is retouched by hand with chamfered bridges and Geneva patterns.
The Tonda 1950 Lune Moon Phase Watch features a Hermes crocodile leather strap with a rose gold pin buckle. Among them, the men’s model is a black strap with a price of 29,000 Swiss francs; the women’s model is available in light beige, red and indigo, with a price of 37,000 Swiss francs. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)