29 Aug '16, 7am
Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe Watch Review
As applied to the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe watch, the hands on the watch are telescopic, and while they aren't mimicking something else, the idea is that they mimic the shape of the case. Despite the fact that the case is not round, the hour and minute hands adjust themselves to the shape of the case as they move around the elliptical dial. I also want to mention the odd-sounding (to me) term "Hebdomadaire," which is printed under the date window. This is a French term that means "weekly" and refers to the fact that the movement has just over one week of power reserve. I agree that placing the term under the power reserve indicator might have made the meaning a bit more clear, but going with aesthetics and symmetry, the term works well where it is on the dial.