The dial of this interesting watch is decorated with more than 70 gems…
Parmigiani Fleurier has just launched a watch that is the horological equivalent of a gold-colored cap at the other end of the rainbow. The 1950 Double Rainbow Flying Tourbillon Tonda contains 40 2.59 carat gemstones, including blue, pink, orange and yellow sapphires, rubies, tsavorites and amethyst, all arranged around its base made of 18-carat rose gold. In addition, a 31 gem is located around its inner dial, with frames that have an aventurine face, designed to associate us with a night sky full of stars.
“Rainbows are caused by rain, and they are a constant occurrence in Val-de-Travers,” says the founder of the brand, Michel Parmigiani, chief watchmaker and restorer. “Fleurier is surrounded by mountains and hills, where the clouds play pranks. Light and dark clouds play with the rain. This is quite common in this part of the world, and the rainbow is a hint of good weather after the storm. “
Moreover, the base of the dial was created in the form of a peacock made of 572 diamonds of different dimensions. Tonda 1950 Double Rainbow Flying Tourbillon owes its kaleidoscopically good looks and ingenious mechanism to its ancestors – Tonda 1950 Clarity from 2016 which is a testament to this brand’s expertise in diamond settings, the 2018 Tonda 1950 Galaxy featuring an aventurine dial, Tonda 1950 Rainbow , whose row of colorful jewels paved the way for the double debt of the new model and 1950 Tourbillon Tond, which contains one of the slimmest tourbillons in the world.
Like its predecessors, Tonda 1950 Double Rainbow Flying Tourbillon has its seven-hour standoff device, a subtle reference to the birth of the celebrity brand’s founder. In addition, the mechanism decorated with Cotes de Geneve ornaments is integrated directly into the main elements of the model and, as a result, has a thickness of only 3.4 mm.
Available with an 18-carat rose gold bracelet priced at $196,000 or Hermes Belt for $178,000, this model has hidden power – waterproof to a depth of 30 meters.