Introducing: The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe (Updated For 2016)
The unique 2014 rendition of the Métrographe.
The new-for-2016 adaptation of the Métrographe.
The two most perceptible changes are likely the move of the date window to the 12:00 position, and the expansion of a tachymeter scale. Parmigiani has likewise selected to make the running seconds subdial a twofold track, hemispherical one, with a two-headed seconds hand. Conventionally this appears to be a tad of a gesture however here it appears to work, giving somewhat more space and lucidity to a dial that in the previous rendition ran over somewhat confined. Further space to breathe’s been given to the dial by shortening the three-sided hour markers (by a considerable amount) and diminishing the width of the finished track they sit in. The substantial lume that used to lounge around the chronograph moment and hour subdials (in a few, however not every, prior model) is additionally gone.
These seem like pretty shrewd alters to the plan; the outcome is a lot of cleaner and it really allows you to consider the to be as an agreeable entire, significantly more effectively – specifically, the case and pusher shapes are both more clear to the eye and better collaborated with different subtleties of the watch. The tachymeter scale might add a lot of utility essentially (contingent upon your relationship as a driver to estimated miles or kilometers) yet it gives the watch a more specialized flavor which helps moor what can, from Parmigiani, now and again appear to be excessively much bubbly biomorphism.
The white-dialed variant appears to be somewhat dressier, as white-dialed chronographs will, however the enhancements (and I do believe they’re upgrades) to the plan read boisterous and clear here also. Estimating stays entirely available as well, at $11,500 on a lash, and $12,000 on an arm band, both in steel (which is a beautiful low-sway premium for a wristband). This cost is, I think, a reasonable one for the quality, and keeping in mind that the development isn’t totally in-house, you’re not paying what you would for a completely in-house self-winding chronograph development either, which would clearly be a lot more when all is said in done, with the undeniable exemption being those makers who have critical economies of scale working for their in-house programmed chronograph developments (Rolex, Seiko, and Omega spring promptly to mind). An intriguing option with regards to a plan forward, richly styled programmed chronograph that you will not see so regularly as you see – indeed, Rolex, Seiko, or Omega.
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe: Case, 40mm x 11.7mm; steel, sapphire precious stones front and back; 30m water obstruction. Development, type PF315, Parmigiani Fleurier type PF331 with module; 28mm x 6.07mm; 42 hour power save running in 46 gems, at 28,800 vph. Estimating: lash model, $11,500; $12,000 on wristband. Visit Parmigiani Fleurier online at Parmigiani.ch.