wish list - Parmigiani Fleurier Métro collection
Written by Oryx
The Swiss Haute Horology brand’s new Métro collection is characterised by its asymmetrical, long proportions, reminiscent of the Tonda 1950.
The dials on both the men’s Métro-graphe and women’s Métropolitaine use the principle of contrasts to highlight aspects of the face, such as the luminous touches on the jet-black face of the Tonda Métrographe, notably on the sideways figure-of-eight sub-dials – a brand signature.
Each version of the Tonda Métro, both men’s and women’s, is finished with a choice of steel or leather straps. The grained calf leather with Hermès signature produces a very distinctive effect. Its edge is of a different colour and polished, giving it a perfectly smooth surface in contrast with the rest. For example, a caramel-coloured strap features a bright-red edge; a black strap is edged in white; étoupe is twinned with a grey edge for a subtle contrast.
With prices starting at US$8,500, the Métro collection opens the master watchmaker to a new audience.