Oct 13, 2015

Focus On The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon

Tags: Ball bearings, Excentred tourbillon, Flying Tourbillon, Louis Nardin, Micro rotor, Parmigiani Fleurier, Platinum micro rotor, Polished jade, Thinness, Titanium cage, Tonda 1950 Tourbillon

Parmigiani Fleurier just launched an original tourbillon in its Tonda 1950 line. The Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon is the brand’s first flying tourbillon, an horological term meaning that the tourbillon is secured to the mechanism on only one side to allow the wearer to view the superlative element without obstruction. What we particularly like about this flying tourbillon is that it is positioned at 7 o’clock on the dial. This unusual place is a smart idea from our point of view as it provides the whole product with more intensity thanks to the masterful disruption in the balance of the design.

Another important feature is the thinness of the caliber, which is only 3.4 mm in height. This was made possible by using a micro rotor instead of a normal rotor to gain space. This makes the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon really interesting in terms of technique, as micro winding systems are especially difficult to finely adjust. This new model is available in five different versions, including ladies’ watches. Two of the variations particularly caught our attention: one with a dial made out of jade for men, and another with an intense dark blue dial decorated with Geneva stripes.


  • funky3ddy


    Hey, tWtv. What are your thoughts on Zenith Christophe Colomb? Can you hunt it down and make an in-depth look? I wonder how durable it is.

    Oct 22, 2015

  • SoCalFreelance


    Parmigiani definitely one of my favorite Swiss watchmakers.

    Oct 13, 2015

  • GT


    Amazing Video as always! Really like the special appeal of the Tonda Tourbillon from PF :)

    Oct 13, 2015

  • yiannis merianos

    yiannis merianos

    parmigiani style! i love it.

    Oct 13, 2015

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