Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Hemispheres

Parmigiani add to their portfolio the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Hemispheres watch.  

The latest piece in the Tonda Hemispheres series features the usual dual timezone complication, however in this case the second timezone can be set to the minute which is unusual because normally only the hour hand of the second timezone can be adjusted with the minute hand remaining in the main timezone.


The dial is partly skeletonised and as you would expect from this brand the finish is exquisite including the Côtes de Genève on the inner circle of the dial.






The rich blue colour of the outer dial is reminiscent of the sea and the brand have nautical connections in the form of a partership with Swiss sailor Bernard Stamm.  The blue Hermès strap compliments the piece perfectly and adds an extra touch of luxury.  There is also an interesting mutual business arrangement between Hermès and Parmigiani.  In 2003 the movement manufacturing division of Parmigiani separated from the main business and was launched under the name Vaucher Manufacture.  Hermès acquired 25% of Vaucher in 2006, a move which has helped La Montre Hermès become a serious player in the industry.  In return the designers at Parmigiani can have their pick of some of the most luxurious leather straps in the world.