Tonda Reine de Mai for elegant lady

Parmigiani Fleurier continues to showcase its dedication to métiers d’art and high watchmaking with the launch of the Tonda Reine de Mai collection. Inspired by the bucolic landscape in Switzerland surrounding its manufactures and the ?owers found there, it combines Parmigiani Fleurier’s commitment to in-house manufacturing, ?ne ?nishing, and artistry. Nature and the beauty of the golden ratio are enduring sources of inspiration, and the Manufacture uses a wide array of artistic techniques to bring them to life in this release, including hand-chiseling, hand-diamond-setting, hand-polishing, hand-sandblasting, and marquetry.

 

The Tonda Reine de Mai features a beautiful bouquet of mother-of-pearl, rose gold, and diamond-set ?owers, akin to the snow-white Daisy May buds often seen into late Summer. Machined to achieve their perfect shape, they are ?nished by hand before being placed atop a white mother-of-pearl dial comprised of 23 di?erent marquetry elements. The six mother-of-pearl ?owers are particularly challenging to decorate, as the material is quite delicate and fragile. The base of each ?ower is sandblasted by hand; then, each petal is polished and engraved by expert artisan hands resulting in varied matte and polished ?nishing that give more depth and dimension. The dial features an additional six Daisy May ?owers, three in rose gold with alternating polished and engraved petals, and three in white gold and handset with 117 diamonds. This brilliance and texture give subtle depth to the unique dial making it seems as if the ?owers overlapped like they would in nature.   Each dial takes 24 hours to craft and requires the work of many artisans skilled in di?erent métiers d’art.   This version is limited to ?ve pieces, and each dial is slightly di?erent as the bouquet is placed at di?erent angles on each one.

 

The Tonda Reine de Mai is powered by the PF310 automatic movement, which Parmigiani Fleurier created in 2014 in its vertically integrated manufacture.  It adheres to the strict codes of craftsmanship and ?nishing that the atelier is revered for, as well as Michel Parmigiani’s penchant for creating a secret for the wearer. The movement is impeccably ?nished, and features signatures like Côtes de Genève stripes, perlage and beveled bridges. For the ?rst time, it features a 22K gold rotor that is as highly decorated as the dial and, with 20 hours of work required for each one, it takes nearly as long to create.   It is hand-chiseled in a delicate motif that accentuates four mother- of-pearl Daisy May ?owers, a precise, time-consuming technique that is rarely seen on a rotor.   The ?owers are crafted with the same methods as those on the dial, featuring sandblasted and polished surfaces, as well as engraved details, all done by hand.   It is a true secret for the wearer and it illustrates Parmigiani Fleurier’s dedication to excellence and the level of attention to detail paid to every element of a timepiece, even those rarely seen.  This stunning rotor means the entire watch is like a jewel, and it is clear that each component was designed to be beautiful from every angle.  While beautiful, the movement is still robust, revered for its accuracy.  The watch is also water resistant to 30 meters and has a power reserve of 50 hours, expertly uniting mechanical watchmaking and métiers d’art.

 

The bezel, lugs, and bracelet are fully diamond set with the highest-quality F-G near colorless, and internally ?awless and VVS- stones, not often seen in watchmaking.  The 36mm rose gold case features a crown with a white opal cabochon; it is polished and set with 70 diamonds totaling 2.09 carats, while the bracelet is meticulously set with 906 diamonds totaling 9.22 carats.  The bracelet is beautifully integrated to the case thanks to its teardrop- shaped lugs, a Parmigiani Fleurier trademark, and was carefully designed to ensure great comfort.

Tonda

Métropolitaine rose gold

Reine de Mai

 

REFERENCE PFH801-1510020-B10302

GENDER Ladies

RETAIL PRICE 109’000.- CHF

SHIPPING DATE Septembre 2020

CASE

Polished 18-ct rose gold set – 70 diamonds F-G IF-VVS – 2,09 cts

Dimensions: Ø 36.0 mm, thickness: 9.9 mm, crown: Ø 5.5 mm set with a white opal cabochon

Glass: anti-reflective sapphire, back: anti-reflective sapphire

Back engraving: individual number, EDITION LIMITEE X/5 and SWISS

 

DIAL

Colour : White

Material : 18-ct rose gold – Mother-of-pearl and 117 diamonds F-G – VS – 0.21 ct

Finishing: Handcrafted, Every dial is unique because of the rotation of the flowers

 

HANDS Skeleton Leaf-shaped with luminescent coating

 

CALIBER

PF310 , AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT

Functions hours, minutes

Power reserve 50 hours

Frequency 28’800 Vph (4 Hz)

Jewels 28

Nb of components 189

Total dimensions Ø 23.9 mm, thickness: 3.9 mm

Decoration Côtes de Genève

Oscillating weight 22-ct rose gold – Mother-of-pearl. Handcrafted

 

BRACELET Polished 18-ct rose gold set – 906 diamonds F-G VVS – 8,04cts

W.R. 30 meters

SPECIFICATION LIMITED EDITION X/5

 

 

PARMIGIANI FLEURIER

 

Taking its name from its founder, watchmaker and restorer Michel Parmigiani, the ?ne watchmaking brand was founded in 1996 in Fleurier, in the Swiss valley of Val-de-Travers. With its own watchmaking centre ensuring its independence, the brand has both full control over the production process and unique creative freedom. For over twenty years, the Parmigiani Fleurier signature has resided within timepieces that command the utmost respect, in harmony with watchmaking traditions. They are the labour of a lifetime – that of Michel Parmigiani, the talented individuals who assist him, and the special relationship between the Manufacture and the masterpieces of the past, enabling it to invent a bold future.

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