Urbane and utilitarian are the first words that come to mind once you set your eyes on Parmigiani Fleurier's new Tonda Métrographe. Expressing a dynamism underpinned with traditional watchmaking, this reinvented Tonda piece brings a fresh outlook to conventional chronographs by benchmarking a new standard in reliability, function and design. Characterised by the hallmarks of the Swiss manufacture — sleek, streamlined and sophisticated — the new design codes boast added indications such as a tachometre and recalculated proportions for an enhanced read-off.
Featuring two different watch faces in a silvered-white or an oxidised black (specially crafted by in-house dial makers), a pair of domed hands centres the timepieces, accompanied by sub-pointers with the latter in warm rose gold and the former sporting blue-hued pointers. Encircled by applique indices alongside the tachometre scale, a lightly snailed decoration underneath creates a concentric appearance that lends a depth to overall aesthetic. The same detail to attention is applied to the small seconds indicator at 3 o'clock, as well as the 30-minute and 12-hour counters — of which both are sectioned by slightly raised rings to add that dash of refinement and personality. Topped off by a date display that flashes a red '1' for that subtle individualism, the timepiece is powered by the PF315 self-winding movement equipped with an additional chronograph module and finished with the Côtes de Genève embellishment upon the bridges.
Resolutely contemporary yet worked with classic touches of iconic Parmigiani Fleurier elements, the Tonda Métrographe is a man's mechanical best friend that's seamlessly and efficiently integrates into one's demanding schedule.
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe is available at authorised retailers The Hour Glass.