The Parmigiani Transforma - It's All About The Case


Here is the latest release to bear the iconic oval Parmigiani logo.  On the dial which is silver with an opaline rim are chunky Geneva Stripes and graphite chrono counters.  It's quite a beauty, but with this particular piece never mind the face, it's all about the case.  The Parmigiani Transforma Chronograph is so-named because it is a timepiece not just for the wrist.   It can also function as a pocketwatch or a clock.


If you are familiar with prestige car marques then you may be aware that Parmigiani and Bugatti enjoy a special relationship, a dalliance which has produced amongst other beautiful creations the Parmigiani Bugatti Tourbillon, a timepiece for which Bugatti's designers will build bespoke mounts within the dashboard of their 16C, due for release in 2013 - lottery ticket anyone?  Unlike the 4-in-one Bugatti Tourbillon the Transforma Chronograph can accommodate the wearer in 3 situations, more than adequate for the average watch enthusiast.



As you would expect, a transforming wristwatch needs an ingenious watchcase.  For this piece Parmigiani use the 43mm rounded Tonda steel case with the addition of a steel cover or outer case which can be released by pressing two push pieces located on the lower lugs.  Once the cover is removed the piece can be slipped into it's fob holder to be used as a pocket watch.  A versatility which has been achieved whilst retaining a case thickness of just 12.8mm.


Well worth clearing your desk or bedside table for is the exclusive ebony-wood case into which the Transforma can be placed to perform as a table clock or just to be admired.  The case will also wind the timepiece and it even features three compartments into which the accessories can be safely stored along with some of your other fancy stuff.



The dial features Côtes de Genève decoration with slightly raised chrono counters, with a large date aperture located within the 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock.  At 2 o'clock is a subtle rim-less small seconds dial and at the dial edge is a tachometer scale.  Inside is the PF334 automatic chronograph movement.  The Parmigiani Transforma Chronograph is presented on a black alligator leather strap with deployant buckle.





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