PARMIGIANI – Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène

Parmigiani – Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène

The moon’s coppery light glows in a large bevelled display at 12 on the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène’s blue dial. The russet hue highlights craters formed by lunar seas created by layering tracing. The small seconds lie opposite at 6 with a date display that smiles like the man in the moon.

A lotus flower blossoms in the heart of the intense blue or mother-of-pearl white dial. Its stylised petals are made of two layers of mother-of-pearl: one satin-finished and one polished. Luminescent, rose gold delta-shape hands burst from the bloom to track the hours and minutes along gold triangular markers.

The time, date and moon phase functions are brought to life by a self-winding calibre by Parmigiani inside the 33mm steel case.

Price: 12,300 CHF (steel) – 15,600 CHF (diamond and steel)

By Sharmila Bertin