Introducing Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Lune Slate Dial

Parmigiani Fleurier updates the Tonda 1950 Lune with a sleek slate and rose gold combination.

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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Lune Slate Dial Rose Gold

Slate grey and rose gold is a combination that works particularly well. Parmigiani Fleurier has applied it to several of its model recently, such as the Toric Chronomètre. It is now the time for the sleek and dressy Tonda 1950 Lune to benefit from the same elegant colour scheme – and some more updates too.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Lune Slate Dial Rose Gold

This classic and elegant Parmigiani Fleurier watch comes with a twist; the moon phase indication is offset at 10 o’clock instead of 12 o’clock as on the previous version of the Tonda 1950 Lune. The original display shows the moon as seen from the two hemispheres with two arched windows. 

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Lune Slate Dial Rose Gold

On the slate-coloured dial, all of the time indications are structured to balance the layout, with the small seconds at 6 o’clock and the date shown through a large aperture at 3 o’clock. The thin, applied hour markers are paired with openworked, delta-shaped hands. The overall design echoes the revamped version of the 3-hand 1950 recently introduced.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Lune Slate Dial Rose Gold

The Tonda 1950 Lune comes in a 39mm case featuring a thin, slightly sloped bezel and the signature Tonda tear-drop lugs. Water-resistance is of 30m. Inside the case is the extra-thin Parmigiani Fleurier PF708 calibre. This automatic movement is just 4mm in height, thanks to its compact construction incorporating a platinum micro-rotor. Ticking at 3Hz, it can store up to 48h of power reserve. Visible through the exhibition caseback the movement features hand-finished bridges and Geneva stripes. 

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Lune Slate Dial Rose Gold

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 slate dial and rose gold is presented on a black alligator strap with a gold pin buckle. The watch retails for CHF 29,000 or USD 26,900. For more information, please visit www.parmigianifleurier.com.

10 responses

  1. I think I prefer my older version for its symmetry – which actually still might be in their current selection as it’s steel. Had a love/take-it-or-leave-it relationship with it and now see it as firmly part of the collection. I like the skeletonized hands on this new version, though.
    Xavier, do you know if Parmigiani intends to keep the lumed hands on the new steel Tondas, and only have the skeletonized hands on the gold models?

  2. It is an extremely classy item. I don’t know about the lunar complication though. Breaks up the dial a tad too much.
    Maybe if they should have made a similar date dial?

  3. @Xavier
    Thanks!

    @JAGOTW
    The Lunar bit really works at 12 on the steel model, but I agree with you about it on this one. Btw I can testify to how great that movement looks up close in different lights; it’s on the same finish level of Patek’s similarly-designed 240, and the heavy micro-rotor spins and spins with the slightest of twitches.

  4. 12 O’ Clock makes sense. I mean even at 9 with a date dial at 3? (of course 12 & 6 is better). Maybe if the dial had been more complex? Anyway, there are plenty more PF models to choose from. I’m 25 mins away from a PF boutique, but I can’t afford one! 🙁

  5. Keep your eye out for a pre-owned model (the non-lunar steel Tonda 1950 in particular). I got my Lune new with a fairly big discount because I’d bought from that AD before, but when I thought about selling it, the amount that was offered by other dealers was a shock. Very soft on the used market.

  6. Maybe I’ll wait for a few years. Get a gently-used “vintage” one. 😉

  7. @gil so I got in touch with Parmigiani Fleurier and the brand advises that there is no rule. The use of lumed or openworked hands does not necessarily depend on the case material, they would pick the best match for each design.

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