Steel timepieces

23.02.2018
PARMIGIANI FLEURIER TONDA 1950 

This thin dress watch with small seconds hand was previously available in a gold case only. The transition to steel was marked by a diameter increase of one millimeter, an appearance of minute marks and a new automatic caliber PF702, differing from its predecessor by a slightly increased power reserve. Contrary to apprehensions, the fi nish level is not the least bit inferior to the original. 

  


RESSENCE TYPE 1 SQUARED 

The first steel product of a manufacture, which prefers mostly titanium. Next to the standard Type 1, the cushion case of 41 mm diameter looks much more formal and dressing. Each hand of the control dial seems to exist in its own space, and a hinged lever on the back cover performs the functions of the missing crown.