In support of Sincere Haute Horlogerie (SHH) establishing itself as the pinnacle of independent watchmaking, Parmigiani Fleurier is announcing its collaboration with Sincere Fine Watches to create a unique, exclusive and personalized version of the Tonda PF Annual Calendar. Limited to 25 pieces, the guilloché dial of this SHH Edition timepiece from the House of Parmigiani Fleurier is adorned with an all-new shade of “Pacific Blue” to mark the occasion.
For this unique shade of blue, Parmigiani Fleurier has drawn its inspiration from a chromatic palette of colors specific to nature. A creative and artistic approach was taken, inspired by the work of the legendary architect Le Corbusier and the purist palette of colors advanced by his Architectural Polychromy essay of 1931. The resulting “Pacific Blue” hue is a subtle blend of blues and touches of grey, bringing a softness and clarity to the guilloché dial of the Tonda PF Annual Calendar SHH Edition. Beyond this colourway that was specially created for the SHH Edition, what inspired the choice of complication for the SHH edition is the way in which the annual calendar and moon-phase blends seamlessly with one another. The horological calendar is one that is dear to Parmigiani Fleurier and its founder Mr. Michel Parmigiani, as it embodies a window to ancient civilizations and cultures.
At 42 mm, the Tonda PF Annual Calendar overturns the codes usually associated with Parmigiani Fleurier’s annual calendar movement. The PF339 calibre’s complications include a retrograde date, day and month indicator, along with a moon-phase that is accurate for 122 years in both hemispheres. All Tonda PF timepieces exude a sense of contemporary elegance. Extensive and meticulously executed details are present throughout the collection, building towards a harmonious whole. The overall effect is anything but ornamental, or conspicuous in its pursuit of luxury. Instead, the watch is the incarnation of a cultural savoir-faire that speaks to a very specific collector, one who will recognize its sense of refinement.
As Mr. Guido Terreni, CEO of Parmigiani Fleurier, so eloquently sums up: “We have conceived the Tonda PF for the watchmaking purists of tomorrow: an uncompromising group of a select few, seeking personal hedonistic pleasure, who are savvy in watchmaking, appreciate sartorial craft on their timepieces, and have a strong sense of style and refinement.” This sense of sophistication, refinement and eye for detail are values that both Parmigiani Fleurier and Sincere Fine Watches share. The 25-piece Tonda PF Annual Calendar SHH Edition will be available at the SHH Boutique, #B2M-202 of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, with a retail price of SGD $62,620 (including GST).