Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale XL Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale XL Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

When it comes to models, for example, the uncommon Ovale XL Tourbillon, Parmigiani doesn’t truly need to zero in on restricted releases. Or maybe, this exclusively serialized observe essentially gets dial and material updates every now and then as the Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale XL Tourbillon family delivers steadily evolving models. This specific reference PFH750-1000600-HA3141 adds another style of dial and was delivered by Parmigiani Fleurier in 2017.

While the plan of a watch, for example, the Ovale XL Tourbillon isn’t for everybody, it bears signs of value and completing that any individual who appreciates finely-created watches can appreciate. At this level Parmigiani offers the full extent of hand-completing and development that makes select very good quality Swiss watches however attractive as they seem to be. From the hand-completed case to the hand-enriched development, this sort of flawlessness is the thing that you need to search for in a mechanical watch, for example, this –and it will just cost you about $200,000.


All pictures by David Bredan

From a specialized point of view, the in-house made Parmigiani type PF501 physically twisted development has one rather uncommon element; and that is a tourbillon that turns like clockwork. Parmigiani calls this a “exclusive 30-second tourbillon,” however I’m not certain (beside the actual development) where the complete rejection of different watches with 30 second tourbillons comes from.

What the couple of other 30 second tourbillon looks out there (maybe outside from a significantly more extraordinary DeBethune 30 second tourbillon watch model) don’t likely have is a moderately steady force hold that endures a whole week. Two barrels offer seven entire long stretches of force save in the physically wound development. Complications incorporate the time with focal seconds hand, power save marker measure, and obviously, the open tourbillon. The PF501 development is comprised of 237 sections and works at a recurrence of 3Hz.

Viewing the development through the caseback window is in reality a delight. Parmigiani doesn’t baffle regarding the tasteful quality and appeal of its enhancement and completing of development parts. From the Côtes de Genève stripes to the slanted edges, surface medicines on all the metals are beautiful in a watch, for example, this. Having said that, at this value point there is an extremely solid collection of different watches out there that brag more complicated developments, a significant number of which have colorful frameworks or materials. The PF501 is amazingly moderate in what it offers –planned for individuals looking for an exceptionally conventional mechanical watch experience.


What isn’t absolutely conventional is the Ovale XL case, which aBlogtoWatch has looked into in its different Parmigiani shapes here . I for one love this case on account of its successful combination of rich looks, complimenting visuals on the wrist, and uniqueness from numerous other watch case styles out there. What’s better is the means by which comfortable the Ovale feels, and what it looks like recognizable dislike different things out there. Patek Philippe for a long time attempted to state the estimation of a case like this in the Ellipse. However, Parmigiani is the one that made this circular circle shape a decent decision for present day men’s watches.

This new for 2017 Parmigiani Ovale XL Tourbillon presents a “blue abyss” shaded dial that has a blue shading applied over a metal base which is designed with vertical Côtes de Genève-style stripes. You don’t see these on dials constantly, however they aren’t as uncommon as they used to be any longer. The hour markers are applied 18k rose gold, to coordinate the case material and color.

Compare the imagined Ovale XL Tourbillon with the Côtes de Genève dial to this different Parmigiani Ovale XL Tourbillon from 2014 . You can perceive how Parmigiani likes to mess with a ton of dial styles. The previous adaptation had a semi-skeletonized dial, somewhat unique hour markers, and an alternate force hold pointer. The potential gain of that previous model is having the option to see a greater amount of the hand-embellished development through the dial, yet I like the expanded feeling of evenness on this reference PFH750-1000600-HA3141 version.

The Ovale XL case is another potential gain to the watch (as I referenced previously). No, the case plan isn’t for all wrists, however then again… it sure isn’t intended to be. Measurements are 37.6mm wide by 44.8mm tall and 12.2mm thick. It wears somewhat bigger than it sounds, given the wide carries, and in 18k rose gold it looks totally dazzling. I need to utilize the word “elegance” again to depict my assessment of what it looks like. To me this implies that it has the agile bends of a natural structure, while additionally being stylishly satisfying to the eye with a strong structure. It’s essentially a dress watch that stands out enough to be noticed on the grounds that it is unique, yet not the slightest bit lost or of flawed taste. The certainty that it has an extravagant tourbillon is the costly what tops off an already good thing/p>

As far as I can consider, Parmigiani knows the Ovale XL case is exceptional, and doesn’t use it for anything under $50,000 USD. That’s a disgrace on the grounds that I’d love for there to be a steel or titanium model with a basic programmed development (still in the tonneau-shape) that is valued impressively less. It would fill in as a somewhat more vanguard partner to the Parmigiani Tonda 1950. Maybe Parmigiani will engage this solicitation in the future.

Like most Parmigiani watches, the Ovale XL Tourbillon comes fitted with a Hermès tie, this time in indigo blue gator. I locate the general width of the lash (because of the wide carries) to be a complimenting look, and it additionally helps upgrade the formal, yet manly position of the timepiece’s by and large structure. The case likewise turns out to be water-impervious to 30m.

A 30 second tourbillon will turn quicker (plainly) than a 60 second tourbillon, and hence its genuine design is to offer an improved feeling of visual liveliness on the dial. An agile rose gold line outlines the open tourbillon window and bridge –being a detail I especially appreciate. It’s little subtleties, for example, this which make Parmigiani watches appeal to the sort of individual prepared to burn through $200,000 on an extravagance watch. Is it the blingiest or trendiest extravagance look out there? No, and once more, it isn’t attempting to be. Cost for the Parmigiani Ovale XL Tourbillon reference PFH750-1000600-HA3141 watch is $195,000 USD. parmigiani.com