Tonda Metropolitaine SeleneReference# PFC283-0003300-XC2421Manufacturer's retail price: $12,300.00Compare
- Case: stainless steel
- Size: 33.2mm
- Movement: automatic winding manufacture caliber PF318
- Function: date, moon phase
- Power Reserve: approximately 50 hours
- Water Resistance: 30m
- Dial: white mother-of-pearl
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Hands: luminous
- Strap/Bracelet: calfskin by Hermès
Mysterious and captivating, the moon takes pride of place in the Métro collection.
In presenting the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène, PARMIGIANI-FLEURIER is dedicating a ladies' piece to the depiction of the moon phases, and at the same time adding a new movement entirely produced in its workshops to its range.
With its two bronze-colored engraved moons, which appear and disappear behind the wisps of a cloud, the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène corresponds to the typical moon phase model. Although seemingly classic, on closer observation it reveals a series of refined features, giving this piece touches of distinction that make it unique.
For instance, the fact that the moon is not golden, but actually russet, possessing that glow specific to exceptional nights. Or the fact that its surface is made up of craters - known as lunar seas - obtained by successively layering transfers and involving great artisanal complexity. More than a simple depiction, this is an attempt to embody the moon, which appears in order to truly enchant the wearer.
However, the real tour de force and source of this piece's originality stems from the floral pattern decorating the dial and increasing the intrinsic femininity of this complication. The lotus flower, depicted at the heart of the piece, is a plant that blooms at night when the moon rises. In some cultures, it is said that this flower is the symbol of the female gait, as every step a woman takes produces a lotus flower.