Saturday, January 24, 2009

And now.... the Tondagraph

Combining the hypnotic beauty of the Tourbillon with the technical function of the Chronograph, the Tondagraph model (Calibre PF 354) joins the highly exclusive world of Parmigiani Fleurier's Haute Horlogerie collections. Testifying to a level of excellence that must never be lacking in the craftsman's hand, all Haute Horlogerie models are the fruit of tens of trades essential for creating an in-house manufactured piece. While the chamfering of the two Tourbillon bridges alone requires 20 hours' work to achieve the requisite finish quality, the cage as a whole will require nearly 40 hours. As proof, the light glides over the components with an incomparable shine. The entire mechanism is visible via the back of the watch, enabling the connoisseur to admire both its faces fully.

The style of dial, marked by its "Côtes de Genève" design, blends perfectly into Parmigiani's aesthetic line. In the middle of the dial, the double ellipse formed by the outline of the Tourbillon cage and of the 30 minute chronograph counter is now one of the brand's outstanding codes. The two-level graduated tachometer can be used for measuring speeds of 3000 km/h, supplementing the chronograph's indications.

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Fossil"s Frank Gehry Watch

typical of Gehry - didn't know he had ventured into watches. Can a fragranceb efar behind?