Watches like the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe come along only once in a rare while. This is a timepiece myself and others on the aBlogtoWatch team have been more or less smitten with for years… given its mixture of fantastic design, historical roots, and emotionally charged technical fascination. Of course, a niche-appeal timepiece such as this isn’t for all tastes, but if you are sympathetic to what the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe does well, then I think you’ll agree this is really some special watch.
The modern history of the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe dates back to 2011 when Parmigiani debuted a concept called the Parmigaini 114 (here on aBlogtoWatch). As you can see, the resulting timepiece we have today is very similar to what the brand had in mind back then. Later, in 2013, Parmigiani released a limited edition version of the Ovale Pantographe with a textured dial. Sometime subsequent to that, the brand released two non-limited editions of the Ovale Pantographe in both 18k rose and 18k white gold that aBlogtoWatch went hands-on with here. Finally, I get a chance to review one of those watches (the Ovale Pantographe in 18k rose gold), which helps complete my appreciation of this uniquely wonderful timepiece.
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