Simply launched is that this very pretty pair of limited-edition Parmigiani Tonda GT and Tondagraph GT watches carried out in collaboration with retailer Oliver Smith. I spent a while with these two sports activities watches launched final 12 months from Parmigiani and located them fairly spectacular from a design, ending, and horological standpoint. (You possibly can learn my in-depth ideas on the Tonda GT right here and the Tondagraph GT right here.) Solely fifteen items of Tonda GT and 5 items of the Tondagraph GT celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Oliver Smith shall be produced, and contemplating how enticing the designs are, I can’t think about they are going to be round very lengthy.
Each the Oliver Tonda GT and Tondagraph GT carried out with Oliver Smith function a wealthy brown dial that appears completely lovely judging from the photographs. The heat of the brown clou triangulaire guilloché matched with the tan accents is excellently carried out and is straight away paying homage to a ski chalet full with darkish picket finishes. Apparently, these items go towards the pattern of demurely branded collaborations and have a double-stamped dial that options the Oliver Smith Jeweler emblem simply as prominently because the Parmigiani emblem.
As with the usual manufacturing mannequin, the Tonda GT is available in a 42mm-wide and 11.2mm-thick case with a hand-knurled bezel. Outfitted with the automated PF044 calibre motion, it has a 45-hour energy reserve and options the superbly completed 22- gold rotor. There may be additionally textual content studying “Version Limitee de xx/15” engraved on the case again.
As for the Tondagraph GT, it is available in a 42mm-wide and 13.7mm-thick case additionally with a hand-knurled bezel. The automated PF043 additionally has a 45-hour energy reserve, in addition to the 22k rotor, along with the annual calendar performance of the Tondagraph GT. Identical to the Tonda GT, it has “Version Limitee de x/5” engraved on the caseback.
The signal of a very good limited-edition collaboration is when the ensuing design is so good that it belongs in commonplace manufacturing. Each these Parmigiani limited-edition collaborations with Oliver Smith Jewelers do exactly that, and personally, I can see preferring these wealthy brown dials to the extra typical colorway choices.
Each these items come on an identical metal bracelet or a black rubber strap. The Parmigiani Tonda GT Metal Brown Oliver Smith is proscribed to fifteen items, every with a value of $17,700 and the Tondagraph GT Metal Brown Oliver Smith is proscribed to 5 items, every with a value of $23,200. You possibly can be taught extra at parmigianiamericas.com and oliversmithjeweler.com.