The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène is a feminine piece designed to represent the lunar phases. It enriched the modern, elegant design of the Métro collection with the 33rd proprietary movement, entirely manufactured in the Parmigiani Fleurier workshops. This year, the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène is making a reappearance as a Special Edition featuring a new colour scheme.
With its two bronze-coloured lunar discs, which appear and disappear behind the wisps of a cloud, the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène has the hallmarks of a conventional moon phase model. Despite this classic appearance, this timepiece features numerous distinctive touches executed thanks to the expertise of the Parmigiani Fleurier Watchmaking Centre. Its russet-coloured moon radiates the magical glow only witnessed on exceptional nights. It is magnified thanks to its surface made up of craters — known as lunar seas — obtained by applying successive layers of transfers. The aesthetic power of the piece resides in the lotus flower adorning the centre of the dial, which emphasises the inherent femininity of the complication. This flower blooms at night, just as the moon appears.
It is created using mother-of-pearl lace designs measuring barely 0.2 mm thick, applied in two layers. The alternating surfaces produce a captivating reflection. In 2017, two dial colours – a pastel pink and a subtle sky blue – will be added to the existing versions in Abyss blue and white. The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène has a steel case of 33.2 mm. The bezel, which is set with 72 brilliant cut diamonds, and a ‘pearly white’ leather strap, enhance the rich, lustrous texture to envelop the wrist. The indices, in 18 carat solid gold, stand out elegantly from the dial. The PF318 self-winding movement has a power reserve of 50 hours, visible through the watch’s transparent case back.
Price Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène: € 13.500,-