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Parmigiani - Tonda 1950 Moonbow

Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Moonbow

A deliciously feminine watch featuring a flying tourbillon, an aventurine dial and a bezel illustrating a lunar rainbow.

The new Tonda 1950 Moonbow comes in an 18-carat pink gold case with a diameter of 40.2 mm and a thickness of only 9.4 mm. Its flying tourbillon is reminiscent of a spiral galaxy and dances amid celestial beings on an aventurine sky, carefully placed at seven o’clock, a nod to Michel Parmigiani’s birth on December 2, 1950 at 7:08 am. The development of an ultra-thin tourbillon movement is a challenge for any watchmaker. Parmigiani Fleurier found a solution by integrating a platinum micro-rotor into the plate of the movement, resulting in a caliber only 3.4 mm thick. Offering a 48-hour power reserve, the movement is hand-finished with the most admirable decorations in the brand’s manufacture.

Tonda 1950 Moonbow

Tonda 1950 Moonbow © Parmigiani Fleurier

The timepiece is further highlighted by a bezel featuring a colorful array of precious stones representing a moonbow, a nocturnal weather phenomenon rarely seen. Incredible care went into the selection of the finest stones, each in the perfect hue, to offer a truly gradient rainbow, with subtle changes in between colors. The meticulous art of setting them required dozens of hours of painstaking and precise craftsmanship. Blue, pink, orange and yellow sapphires, rubies, tsavorites, and amethysts make up the 40 baguette-cut gemstones seen on the bezel and weighing 2.59 carats.

Tonda 1950 Moonbow

© Parmigiani Fleurier

The Tonda 1950 Moonbow is available with a red, blue or gold Hermès leather strap. It is priced at CHF 155,000. 

« Whoever learns to observe acquires art. » These words, taught to young Michel Parmigiani by his father, summarize the philosophy of the Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture. The Tonda 1950 Moonbow draws inspiration from two phenomena only apparent to a careful observer and re-imagines a lunar rainbow, or moonbow, on the bezel and a spiral galaxy on the dial.

Tonda 1950 Moonbow

© Parmigiani Fleurier


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