The Tonda Chronor Anniversaire is Parmigiani Fleurier’s first integrated chronograph. It is a reflection of 20 years of work. Click on “read more” to discover the chronograph …
In a first statement I was able to get before the opening of the SIHH Michel Parmigiani, the founder of the company, told me:
“Since the very start of our watchmaking adventure, the idea of creating an integrated Chronograph has always been close to my heart. This dream became a reality on the eve of our 20th anniversary, and this is no coincidence – it is a reflection of our development as a manufacture. To successfully create an integrated chronograph, one must first master its imposing, meticulous assembly of constituent parts; not just their manufacture, but also their operation and function at the heart of a calibre; one must appreciate both their limits and potential. For this reason, an integrated chronograph is necessarily the work of an experienced manufacture. The Tonda Chronor Anniversaire is a reflection of 20 years of work.”
It took them 20 years!?!? I am sure Parmigiani could have done it earlier …
Now let us have a first look!
The Tonda Chronor Anniversaire is Parmigiani Fleurier’s first integrated chronograph. The timepiece includes a chronograph, a split second function and a large date, all on the same main plate.
These are the main features of the new manually wound Parmigiani Fleurier calibre PF361
- 5 Hertz movement – 36,000 A/h (5 Hz)
Precision to a 10th of second
- Column wheels instead of a cam
Nerve centre of the chronograph and excellent ergonomics
- A vertical clutch instead of a horizontal clutch
Perfect activation leading to increased measurement accuracy
- A balance secured by a cross-through bridge
More robust, lower sensitivity to impacts
- The movement PF361 is in gold
A tribute to Parmigiani Fleurier’s 20 years of history
- Split second chronograph
Potential to measure split-times
- A large date
So this is the chronograph. Not bad at all! I like this chronograph!
The price? No information yet!