This latest horological marvel from Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda 1950 series highlights a mesmerizing flying tourbillon on an aventurine dial adorned by a gem studded lunar rainbow bezel. This ultra-thin ladies watch re-imagines a lunar rainbow, or moonbow, on the bezel and a spiral galaxy on the dial.
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. In addition, it is hand-finished with the most admirable decorations in the brand’s manufacture.
This magnificent example of mechanical engineering 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.
The Tonda 1950 Moonbow is available with a red, blue or gold Hermès leather strap.
Model: Tonda 1950 Tourbillon Rose Gold Set Rainbow Blue Aventurine “Galaxy”
Total dimensions: 14 ¼”’ Ø 32.0 mm
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Frequency: 3 Hz 21600 A/h
Power-reserve: 48 hours
Number of components: 207
Number of jewels: 29
60 seconds tourbillon
Blue dial without indexes
Hands: Skeleton Delta-shaped
Dimensions: Ø 40.20 mm
Thickness: 9.4 mm
Material: 18ct rose gold
Water-resistance: 30 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
No of sapphire stones: 40
Colour: Abyss blue
Pin buckle in 18ct rose gold