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Parmigiani - Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow

Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow

A fine example of Parmigiani Fleurier's skill in marrying the arts of watchmaking and jewellery.

Following on from the launch of the Tonda 1950 Rainbow in 2019, Parmigiani Fleurier presents the new Tonda 1950 Double Rainbow Flying Tourbillon. 

The Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow comes in a polished 18-ct rose gold case set with 40 baguette-cut precious stones (6 blue sapphires, 6 amethysts, 5 blue sapphires, 4 rubies, 6 orange sapphires, 6 yellow sapphires, and 7 tsavorites).

Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow

Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow © Parmigiani Fleurier

The dial set with white diamonds of the Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow is adorned with a crescent of aventurine within a gradient of coloured stones. This colour progression represents a mirror image of the stones set on the bezel. No rainbow is ever truly unique; a second rainbow featuring the colours in reverse and caused by a secondary reflection of the light on water droplets can occasionally be discerned. The careful selection and setting of these stones to evoke this natural phenomenon is the result of the most painstaking and meticulous work by Parmigiani Fleurier's craftspeople.

Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow

Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow © Parmigiani Fleurier

The automatic ultra-thin PF517 movement, comprising a platinum micro-rotor and flying tourbillon, was developed following in-depth studies conducted by the Manufacture's master watchmakers. Beating at 21,600 vph, the movement offers a 48-hour power reserve. To keep the piece as slim as possible, the decision was taken to integrate the calibre in the movement's main plate.

Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow

Calibre PF517 © Parmigiani Fleurier

The position of the tourbillon at 7 o'clock on the dial is a nod to the brand's founder, Michel Parmigiani, who was born at 7:08 am on 2nd December 1950. The Tonda 1950 line also pays tribute to a watchmaker who, in the midst of the Quartz Crisis, maintained a firm belief in the value of the finest mechanical watchmaking.

A red Hermès leather strap or rose gold bracelet perfectly complement the array of colours created by the tourbillon.

Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow

Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow © Parmigiani Fleurier

 

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