Aware of the unique side of any woman, Parmigiani Fleurier presents a new and sumptuous line of her Tonda, including variations capable of satisfying all desires. The watchmakers of the manufacture sought the delicate balance between the most advanced technicality and the finest jewelry arts, offering unparalleled variations, all of diamonds, aventurine, lace and mother- of- pearl . Each woman will be able to adorn themselves with this rose gold jewel, since it adopts a diameter of 33 or 36 mm as desired.
Borrowed from discreet distinction, the new Tonda meets all the aspirations of today's woman, making every moment of her daily life unique. Like current society, both multicultural and polyfacetic, this new line of timepieces, which present different dials, functions and diameters, is part of an ode to diversity and contains universal feminine luxury codes. . True to its history, Parmigiani Fleurier sings all the women there, from Asia to the Americas, via Europe and Africa, in the largest metropolises in the world.
Whether by the choice of the most refined materials, as by the most meticulous work of the watchmaking elements, each phase of design has been the subject of the most sustained care. The play of light, revealed by the different possible sizes of diamonds associated with the sidereal reflections of aventurine or with a gold lace delicately affixed on mother-of-pearl, have been studied so that each of these unique shows is a success every moment. What is more, a moon phase can complete this poetry on all the dials presented. In addition to its excellence in fine watchmaking, Parmigiani Fleurier once again demonstrates its mastery of working with the most delicate natural materials.
Spearheads of this line, the Tonda Métropolitaine aventurine 36 mm and the Tonda Sélène mother-of-pearl 36 mm; timepieces of great refinement that know how to blend into the everyday elegance of today's woman and celebrate all the moments of her life.
The Tonda Métropolitaine aventurine is equipped with the Maison PF310 automatic movement, with oscillating weight in gold, and has a 36 mm diameter case, accompanied by a bezel set with 46 IF diamonds of 1.8 ct. On the purity scale, IF stands for “Internally Flawless” and designates one of the maximum possible qualities: that of a pure diamond with a magnifying glass under x10 magnification. The timepiece aventurine dial reflects the scintillations of a clear sky night, and each of the copper inlays illustrates the richness of the light of the stars. The skeletonized hour and minute hands adopt the shape of the sage leaf, while the small seconds takes place at six. A sapphire blue cabochon adorns the crown. A Hermès Bleu Indigo alligator strap completes this luxurious watch.
The reflections of mother-of-pearl are in the spotlight on the dial of the Tonda Sélène mother-of-pearl. This rose gold timepiece also has a diameter of 36 mm. Set with 46 1.8ct IF diamonds, its bezel surrounds a white mother-of-pearl dial with gold indexes. A fine gold lace suggests the iridescent reflections of the mother-of-pearl in its center. Driven by the automatic manufacture caliber PF 318, with an oscillating weight in gold, this timepiece features luminescent leaf hands, a moon phase at twelve o'clock as well as the small second at six. A white opal cabochon decorates the crown of this watch, while a Hermès calfskin strap highlights the colors adopted by this new timepiece.
The line is completed by versions with 36 mm diameter boxes for a Tonda Sélène aventurine and a Tonda Métropolitaine mother-of-pearl 3 hands, and all versions exist for the 33 mm box, with bezel set with 60 diamonds of 0.8 ct.
The jewelry and watchmaking arts have always had many links. Parmigiani Fleurier has learned from the restoration of many pieces made of the most precious materials. This is for example the case for his work on a soap watch dating from 1920 and which belongs to the Maurice Sandoz Collection. Its red-orange enamel background on guillochis, its ring and its crown, all set with diamonds, were the object of the greatest care within the workshop of the manufacture. It is notably this know-how that has been put to use in the new Tonda.