Ovale PantographeReference# PFH791-1000100-HA1441Manufacturer's retail price: $85,000.00Compare
- Limited Edition: 50 pieces
- Case: 18-karat rose gold
- Size: 45 x 37.7mm
- Movement: hand-wound manufacture caliber PF111
- Function: date, power reserve, telescoping hour and minute hands
- Power Reserve: approximately 8 days
- Dial: silver colored with barleycorn guilloché
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Hands: pantograph
- Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched alligator by Hermès
The Parmigiani Fleurier workshops are home to many exceptional examples of the watchmaker's art, but one in particular caused tremendous excitement. It was an oval pocket watch dating from 1780, fitted with a system in which two pawls in a cam enable the hands to extend and retract. This technical feat piqued the manufacture's curiosity, leading it to explore its own ways of solving this challenge to create the Ovale Pantogrphe.
To add further complexity to the equation, Parmigiani Fleurier has equipped this creation with a movement made entirely from rose gold. The ductility of the gold proved a major constraint when it came to machining the watch. Similarly, polishing, engraving, and creating a shine on a metal which adheres to the tools used to work it meant that brand new techniques had to be employed. The movement of the Ovale Pantographe also boasts an eight-day power reserve.
The dial is stamped with a decorative "barley grain" pattern, which adds a further touch of sophistication to this already refined piece. The indices, replacing the transfers used on the previous model, lend it a richness and brilliance. The disc power reserve and the large date window at 6 o'clock complete this harmonious dial.