Parmigiani Transforma Steel Automatic Chronograph Convertible Pocket Watch, New
Parmigiani Transforma “Convertible” Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch in Steel, With Silver Guilloche Dial (Model PFC228-0000100)
Parmigiani Fleurier presents a new watch, or is it a new pocket watch… or maybe a desk clock? The new Tonda Transforma Chronograph is all of the above!
This piece features a completely in-house, beautifully decorated PF334 movement.
The concept of the convertible watch is innovative, and the piece is exquisitely crafted!
It is 100% brand-new with papers and an original collector’s box (customized Parmigiani automatic winder).
This is the exact watch from the brand’s website, where you can watch the video on how the Transforma conversion mechanism works.
Size: Full size men’s at 43 mm with crown (41 mm without crown).
As it is Parmigiani’s current model and has very limited production, it is rarely discounted.
Here’s what the press says about the Transforma:
“The idea is very cool. During the day, you’re wearing your wrist watch. Late at night you take it out of its holder and insert it into a holder made of macassar (ebony wood) and it becomes your table or nightstand clock. Fancy to wear a pocket watch on a chain? That’s possible as well with the Parmigiani Tonda Transforma Chronograph.
Inside ticks the same movement as in the Kalpagraph, caliber PF 334, an in-house developed and produced chronograph caliber with automatic winding. Caliber PF 334 has a power reserve of 55 hours. Besides the chronograph, it also has a date function that is visible in a large aperture at the 6 o’clock position.
The two chronograph function is visible on the raised graphite-colored hour and minute counters (30 minutes and 12 hours), which are positioned at the 9 and 6 o’clock positions. The silvered dial features a Côtes de Genève decoration that is applied in Parmigiani’s own workshops. On the outside of the dial is a relatively wide ring with a tachymeter scale.
The actual watch is fitted inside a steel holder that can be opened by simply pressing the two lateral push-pieces on the two lower lugs. When you press the push-pieces, the jaw-like holder opens up and the actual watch can be taken out. That can be clipped into the rounded steel fob watch holder, which also provides access to the chronograph pushers as well as the crown (for winding and setting). The steel fob watch holder can be extended by a steel chain, so that the Transforma becomes one of the classics of the watchmaking world.
A third way of enjoying the Parmigiani Tonda Transforma is to place it in a table clock holder made from macassar wood. Once the timepiece is positioned, the rotating presentation case starts up the winding mechanism automatically. At the end of the process, the table clock places the Transforma in a vertical position to make the time readable. Three small compartments on the side have been designed to hold the fob watch and its chain, the warranty card, and any other Transforma components.”
- Calibre: Parmigiani in-house designed Caliber PF334
- Winding: Automatic
- Power reserve: 50 hours
- Jewels: 68
- Barrel(s): two series-coupled barrels
- Components: 303
- Decoration: “Côtes de Genève,” bevelled bridges
- Date under open-worked dial
- Hours, Minutes
- 1/4 sec chronograph – large second, 30-minute, and 12-hour counter
- Shape: 3-part round case
- Dimensions: 43 mm
- Thickness: 12.8 mm
- Material: Steel
- Finishing: high polish
- Water resistance: 30 m
- Glass: Antireflective sapphire
- Back: Sapphire
- Finishing: Opaline outer, Côtes de Genève in center, azur counters
- Silver Dial
- Index: Rhodium-plated
- Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating
Simply exquisite craftsmanship, typical of the best Parmigiani quality!