To mark its 20th anniversary, Parmigiani Fleurier has released the Tonda Chronor Anniversaire, a new integrated chronograph movement. With its first Anniversary model featuring a gold movement, Parmigiani Fleurier pays tribute to the tradition of the chronograph. The masterpiece is a reflection of the development as a prestigious manufacture.

The manually wound movement includes a chronograph, split second function and Large Date, all on the same main plate. The movement PF361 encloses many cutting edge developments designed to increase its reliability which are the demonstration of a watchmaking industry at the height of its talents. The main features include a 5 Hertz movement, two column wheels, a vertical clutch and a balance secured by a cross-through bridge.



The launch of  Parmigiani's first integrated chronograph coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Parmigiani Fleurier brand. Christened 'Tonda Chronor Anniversaire', this first model in what is planned to be a long future line, comprises a gold movement to highlight its prestige. Manufacturing a movement this complex from gold demonstrates an imposing level of expertise.



The Tonda Chronor Anniversaire is available with either a white gold or rose gold case of 42.10 mm, each of which will be produced in a limited run of just 25 pieces to mark the 20 th anniversary. The dials feature 'grand feu' enamel in two shades: white or 'Royal Blue'. Another special design feature, the ardillon buckle takes the shape of Parmigiani Fleurier’s famous lug.  The alligator leather strap is exclusively made by Hermès.



As this is the Anniversary model, Michel Parmigiani’s signature is featured on the barrel’s drum and surrounded by myriad lug shapes, representative of Parmigiani Fleurier’s watch profile. This signature and the elements surrounding it were brought out, meaning that the whole surface surrounding them was lowered with a laser, allowing the emblems to have emphasis. This constellation of symbols is unveiled gradually behind the open-worked gold movement, as the barrel spins gently on its axis.

 

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