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Parmigiani Fleurier Introduces The Tonda 1950 Tourbillon

By Victor Baker


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Tonda 1950 Tourbillon

Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier has just revealed the beautiful Tonda 1950 Tourbillon, the result of two years of hard research and development. The brand managed to design the world’s thinnest automatic flying tourbillon, featuring a micro-rotor (3.4mm) that adds extra finesse to the already simple and elegant design.

The new Tonda 1950 Tourbillon boasts a 3 Hz PF517 movement with 21,600 vph, a feat achieved by using a micro-rotor in 950 platinum which was directly integrated in the main plate. Parmigiani Fleurier arranged all the components in a way that keeps the time display centered, and used titanium to get the world’s lightest tourbillon cage, weighting just 0.255g.

Tonda 1950 Tourbillon

The efficient tourbillon was made from blued steel, while the seconds hand forms an integral part of the tourbillon cage. The Tonda 1950 Tourbillon will be available in five lovely dial versions: grey mother of pearl, white or black jade, grained white and blue abyss with Côtes de Genève decoration.

Its three part round case measures 40.2 mm in diameter and just 8.65 mm in height, crafted from 18kt rose gold, or 18kt white gold. Since you’re already thinking about buying this piece, you should know that this incredible watch will set you back around $130,000.

Tonda 1950 Tourbillon

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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