Parmigiani Tonda PF Xiali Calendar

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THE WATCH

Throughout history, man has sought to control time, to predict and chart its flow, in order to better organize the rhythm of social, religious and agricultural life. The calendar, which is universal, allows us to identify dates that are inscribed like milestones in the flow of time. Parmigiani Fleurier has long been fascinated by this cultural phenomenon and presents the Tonda PFXiali Calendar, an extremely complex creation that follows up other special editions devoted to re-creating the Gregorian and Muslim Calendars and which is the third to have been developed by Parmigiani Fleurier in one of its unparalleled areas of expertise.

The calendar functions are among the most fascinating, mirroring civilizations and societies, receptacles of belief, and indefinable phenomena such as the movement of shadows, alternation of seasons, and the mysteries of the lunar cycle. Together, such phenomena play a vital role in human activity.

The Tonda PF line marries design elements from Parmigiani's history. Some of these elements include the teardrop-shaped lugs of the Kalpa, and the distinctive coined edge bezel, which can be seen in the earliest examples of the Toric Memory time, Michael Parmigiani's first wrist-watch from 1996.

FEATURES

Model: Tonda PF Xiali Calendar
Reference: PFC
Function: 
Material: Stainless steel case, with knurled platinum bezel
Dimensions: 42mm diameter; 
Crystal: Sapphire crystal
Caseback: Transparent sapphire crystal
Dial: Grain d'Orge guilloché dial
Lume: No
Caliber: PF008
Balance: Free sprung variable inertia balance with gold inertia blocks operating at 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Balance Spring: Nivaflex® 
Oscillating Weight:  22-carat rose gold open-worked oscillating weight with polished and sand-blasted finish; floating "PF" logo set in sapphire crystal
Shock Protection: INCABLOC
Power Reserve: 60 Hours via dual mainsprings set in series
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Bracelet / Strap: Tonda PF articulating bracelet in steel
Lug Width: N/A

THE BRAND

Founded only 25 years ago, Parmigiani Fleurier is a young and notably independent brand that draws its expertise from the art of restoration. This unique combination is at the heart of its timepieces with a contemporary style for enthusiasts seeking to combine modernity and high technical competency. To adhere to its own principles and perfect each timepiece produced, the brand created its own watch collections where more than 30 in-house calibers have been developed. More recently, Parmigiani has found mainstream success through their Tonda GT and Tonda PF collections which have become notable contenders in the independent sports watch segment.

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Discover the new Tonda PF Xiali Calendar

The Tonda PF is an entirely new collection of timepieces within the Tonda family, featuring Parmigiani Fleurier’s most distinctive complications from the outset.

Lunar-Solar Calendar

The Chinese Calendar is complex, as it combines elements of both a solar and a lunar calendar, which are calculated separately and then synchronized. This is accomplished by the addition of an extra lunar or intercalary month. This 13th month, which allows the two cycles to coincide, occurs approximately every three years. Finally, the Chinese calendar divides the solar year into 24 solar terms, or breaths, which symbolize the agricultural calendar

More than just a calendar, Xiali is an ode to the calendars and civilizations of the world.

The calendar functions are among the most fascinating, mirroring civilizations and societies, receptacles of belief, and indefinable phenomena such as the movement of shadows, alternation of seasons, and the mysteries of the lunar cycle. Together, such phenomena play a vital role in human activity.

Dial Explanation

External Subdial

Displays the 24 characters indicating solar terms

Subdial at 12:00

Outer Ring: Name of the year

Middle Ring: Animal

Inner Ring : Element + yin/yang (colour different)

Subdial at 03:00

The day number is displayed along the outer ring

The character window indicates a long or short day

Subdial at 06:00

Dual hemisphere moonphase indicator

Subdial at 09:00

Month number (1 to 12) indicates month. A plus sign will appear in the window if applicable

The animals of the Chinese zodiac

Some people believe that the 12 Chinese zodiac animals are simplified from the 28 animals which represent 28 constellations in ancient Chinese astronomy, while some insist the zodiac’s relationship with Jupiter’s revolution period just about 12 years. The most popular is the totem saying of the origin related to animal worship.


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