TONDA 1950 LUNE
Sometimes, i find myself thinking about the word « Contemporary » because its definition changes depending on who you’re talking to. The Watchmaking world is a complex industry and this timepiece is for sure a perfect topic to start another Watchmaking discussion.
To me, the form of its features and their location on the dial makes it Contemporary. I really like how Parmigiani worked on the proportions of all indications! Sizes, Fonts, Apertures… In fact, only the round case is « Classic ». In few words, i would say « Not extravagant but Original »
The moon phase shows the two hemispheres and need an adjustment every three years. The different levels offered between the moon disc and the dial apertures bring a lot visually. It’s also interesting to see that the moon phase gives you a faster information than the hour & minutes hands.
The small seconds hand at 6 o’clock and the large date aperture (inside its circle) look really nice. I find the dots between the date numbers very pleasant ! It’s the type of detail that matters to me.
Being a big fan of micro-rotors, i’m pretty happy with the back. The bridges were designed to leave the balance wheel visible and also some wheels of the calibre PF708 which is nice.
I totally get why the timepiece received a wonderful welcome in the markets and hopefully other variations will come.