Tonda Métropolitaine, launched in 2016, is a moon phase watch created by Parmigioni for women, adding a modern and elegant watch design to the Métro series, and equipped with Parmigioni The 33rd PF318 movement completely created by itself. This year, the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène watch debuted with a special model: the aura stone faceplate of the translucent galaxy and the bright moon, the new Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène Galaxy watch praises women’s elegant beauty with brilliant stars.
Canruo Milky Way-aventurine
The metallic medium gives the aventurine a unique textured appearance. Based on the nature of the aventurine natural texture, in 2017, Parmigiani launched a new and special poetic watch, the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène Galaxy watch. The midnight blue aventurine stone is used to create a poetic dial with a bit of gold flicker. It becomes more delicate and exquisite, showing the beautiful scenery of the stars in the night sky. In the center of the constellation, the complex moon phase device shines brightly, which is worthy of the reputation of Galaxy.
In order to highlight the overall appearance of aventurine, the rose gold hands specially adopt a hollow design and Parmigiani’s iconic triangle shape, which are matched with the same rose gold time scales to accurately indicate the passage of time in the elegant light. Stainless steel case with brilliant bezel: The bezel is set with 72 faceted brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 0.51 carats, and the light of the aventurine dial spreads throughout the case, highlighting the infinite charm of this material. At 6 o’clock, the small second hand stands out on the black date dial, simple and clear, and easy to read.
Dance of the Moon on the Dial
The apricot moon phases on the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène Galaxy watch exude a ray of light that makes it difficult to look away. The design of the moon sea full of craters makes the moon more realistic, and this effect is created by successive layer-by-layer transfer processes, which is a complicated and time-consuming process. This is not just a simple imitation of the moon, but it is really moving the moon to your wrist in a lifelike way. Against the backdrop of the stars, there are soft clouds, and the moon appears and disappears. The color of the moon is the same as the color of the hands and the time scales, and they match in harmony.
Every detail, as well as the integrity of the whole, makes the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène Galaxy watch full of volume, and the hand-crafted decoration gives the watch its unique value.
Complex moon phase device
The PF318 movement and its moon phase module are entirely made by Parmigiani. The operating principle of the moon phase is based on a gear driven by a time wheel, which rotates at half the speed of the gear. The gear drives a moon phase disk through a flexible blade integrated in the center of its wheel to rotate once every 24 hours.
The wearer can use the adjuster at 9 o’clock to adjust the position of the moon individually according to the day of the week and the date, so as to match the geographic month with reference. Due to the use of elastic blades, the moon phase adjustment device is equipped with a safety system to prevent the gear from encountering irreparable damage in the event of incorrect operation.
With two barrels mounted in series to adjust the rate, the PF318 self-winding movement has a power reserve of up to 50 hours. Through the back of the sapphire watch, you can see that the movement is completely polished with pearl texture, decorated with Geneva ripples and processed by chamfering. It meets the highest standards of ‘high-end watches’, which are usually found in Parmigiani. The watch factory completed it independently.