Finally I have the pleasure to unveil photos absolutely magical , taken during my trip to Gstaad with contemporary haute Horlogerie Parmigiani Fleurier . After the photos on the snow ( here) the location of exception was this time the Gstaad Palace , one of the most elegant hotels in the world , in which I had pleasure to stay during my trip to Switzerland . The idea of these photos with soul decidedly elegant , born from my meeting with the new timepiece Tonda 1950 ” Squelette” presented at the ‘ last international exhibition of Haute Horlogerie in Geneva.
The process of a skeletonised caliber , has always been in the world of Haute Horlogerie an ending that few have been able to achieve , given the inherent difficulty of execution . Not many have managed to surprise with this artisan craftsmanship , but those few who have dared to go further , have resulted in levels of sophistication unimaginable . It’s the case of Parmigiani Fleurier who revisits his famous model Tonda 1950 , proposing it in a form , so renewed and surprising as to appear almost like a totally new creation .
To strip a movement , proudly unveiling its heart is a sign of excellent technical expertise that is not afraid to reveal itself , as it is in itself perfect . Then it can afford to show itself in the round, without secrets , cleverly flaunting his soul . Parmigiani Fleurier goes even further , by placing in the watch even a sapphire crystal dial that being completely transparent , does see as in an epiphany , all mechanisms swinging beneath him . The meticulous workmanship on each deck , then, leaves transpire movement with loops on both sides of the watch , without seeming never cloying or overly baroque , showing off the delicate elegance , which is required of a clock of similar characteristics . Inside , the heart of the clock , beat a manufacture movement caliber PF705 with microrotor platinum and 42 hours of power reserve . The model is proposed in the male version in white gold or rose gold , with a strap in alligator leather , specially made by the French Maison Hermès .
What just described is not a clock for all. It’s not suited to most. It ‘ an exclusive timepiece to be worn on the wrist with casual attention . Is the pure essence of watchmaking , containing its bolder mastery . The man who decides to wear it is aware of this, and to paraphrase Lord Chesterfield , wearing it as their knowledge : doesn’t shake it or shows it just to show that he have one.
Dior camel coat with mink fur
Salvatore Ferragamo ” Tramezza” shoes
Salvatore Ferragamo belt
Special thanks to Parmigiani Fleurier