This beautiful, ultra-thin, round wristwatch is quite a stunning piece for any timekeeper’s collection. The Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Annual Calendar is available in rose gold and white gold, both of which give this piece quite a stunning finish. The ultra-thin design of this piece is a great fit for any watch collector’s wrist. This piece is also special because it was presented at the first-ever Watches & Wonders in Miami.
This featured Parmigiani piece is based off an earlier watch by the same company called the Tonda Quator. The 1950 Annual Calendar shares similarities with the Quator, but it has a more refined and elegant look to it. These changes make the watch more legible as well, and the 40mm wide case of this watch is a very user-friendly size. The Tonda 1950 Annual Calendar features the traditional Parmigiani distinctive lugs that have become a signature of the Parmigiani collection.
At nine o’clock the piece has a subdial to tell the wearer the day, at three o’clock, there is a subdial which tells the month and at six o’clock on the dial the watch has a moon phase display. Both variations of the watch come with a black alligator strap made by Hermès. The rose gold variation of the watch features a white grain dial, which helps the subdials to stand out. The white gold variation features a black opaline dial, which matches beautifully with the black alligator strap. Both of the variations of this piece have luminescent material on the hour and minute hand, the hour indices, and the hands that tell the day and month.
The self-winding movement is a very thin mechanism, at just a remarkable 5.5mm thick. The movement features twin-barrel mainsprings and is mounted in series to provide the piece with a 50-hour power reserve. The logo of Parmigiani Fleurier is hand graved on the solid 18k gold rotor. The beat rate of this watch is 4Hz, and the movement is visible through a sapphire display caseback. This aesthetically pleasing piece is sure to impress any watch collector.
The Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Annual Calendar is priced at a mere $29,600 for those watch lovers who are looking for a fantastic annual calendar watch. For more info, visit Parmigiani online.