Parmigiani Fleurier is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year by unveiling a brand new “Tonda 1950 Set Galaxy” timepiece. Their expertise has crafted quite a piece of eye-candy in the form of this new “spacy” special edition watch.
The inspiration for this timepiece came from the night sky in Val-de-Travers, Switzerland, where the brands headquarters are located. Optioning to introduce more precious stones has proven a better bet in captivating attention, more than a differential case design could have. No doubt a very attractive route for their “1950” model line of timepieces. Till now they had tended to possess clean dials and slim cases, which this new version also keeps. But, the add-on of these subtle shinny elements has given it an “enigmatic quality”
The 39mm case is made of 18k rose gold with a transparent sapphire caseback, decorated with Côtes de Genève and beveled bridges. It has a bezel set with 84 diamonds around the dial, as if it were a “halo of light” surrounding the galaxy. While the crown has a white opal stone set into it, as if it were a small “nebula”. And it’s the sum total of all these little details that give this watch such an alluring attraction. One can lose themselves starring into this starry dial and its twinkling surroundings.
Time is exhibited on a gorgeous blue aventurine glass dial, with 18k rose gold appliques index hour markers. The aventurine glass is sprinkled with cooper components that provide a star-like sparkle, on what without would just be a dark night-sky. This technique was stumbled upon in 18th century Murano, when a glass blower accidentally dropped a sliver of copper into melted glass. Hence the name it was attributed: “per aventurine” that translates to “by chance” from the Italian. The 18k rose gold hands have a luminescent coating for an enhanced legibility.
Each of these special edition pieces is uniquely numbered on its caseback and only some of those will find their way to USA market. Beginning 2017 this new watch will be available in the USA at authorized retailers, with their brands stateside boutique, “Le Studio Parmigiani”, in the Miami district, being one of the safest bets to actually get to experience one of them in hand.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Set Galaxy
The “Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Set Galaxy” (Ref#: PFC288-1062500-HA1421) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber PF702 with 29 jewels and 160 components and 28,800vph. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 48 hours; while water-resistance can reach up to 30m (98 feet). Mounted to the watch is a black Hermès alligator strap, secured to the wrist by an 18k rose pin buckle.
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