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Parmigiani Fleurier - Tonda 1950 Poppy

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Poppy

The Tonda 1950 features a sunny face made of aventurine.

The Tonda 1950 Poppy features a natural mineral structure, a design which showcases the intrinsic beauty of the stone and its achieves the harmonious interaction of colours and materials.

Parmigiani Fleurier's spirit of creativity finds expression in the quest for a intense show of bright colours. Considering one shade after another, the Manufacture patiently began a process of elimination, until it found the perfect red to make its timepiece burst into colour. On this Tonda 1950 Poppy, the aventurine is adorned with a shade of red that beautifully marries with the indulgent pink gold of the case and bracelet. The real ruby cabochon which tops the crown adds the final exclamation mark to this vibrant composition.

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Hard and fragile at the same time, the aventurine is first cut into sections from a block. It is then worked very gently until a perfectly flat disc is created. It must then be drilled with three tiny holes, in its centre and on its perimeter, to attach the hands and appliqués.

The streamlined profile of the Tonda 1950 is the very expression of Parmigiani Fleurier's style. In a classic design, highlighted by the Delta-shaped hour and minute hands and the appliqués, the dial of the watch is transformed by the poppy red aventurine. Sparkling diamonds run all around the bezel, to enhance the lugs and accentuate the elegant shape of the timepiece. The gems are set in a crescendo, increasing in order of size rather than being selected identically, heightening the opulence of the setting.

The Tonda 1950 Poppy is equipped with an ultra-thin Manufacture calibre. With an autonomy of 42 hours, the automatic movement has an off-centre micro-oscillating weight in platinum 950. It features the Haute Horlogerie finishes which are so dear to the brand. The bridges are sandblasted, drawn out and decorated with "Côtes de Genève", then bevelled by hand before finally being rhodium-plated. Each wheel is bevelled and circular-grained on both sides, then gilded before cutting.

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