Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow

Reference# PFH279-1064600-HA2121
Manufacturer's retail price: $178,000.00
  • Details
  • Description
  • Case: 18-karat rose gold, bezel set with baguette-cut precious stones in rainbow motif
  • Size: 40.2mm
  • Movement: automatic-winding manufacture caliber PF517
  • Function: tourbillon
  • Power Reserve: approximately 48 hours
  • Dial: diamond pavé; aventurine glass time display framed by rubies, amethysts, tsavorites and multi-color sapphires
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Hands: skeleton, delta-shaped
  • Strap/Bracelet: alligator leather by Hermès
  • Factory Warranty: three years

A radiant tourbillon illuminates a shower of diamonds, revealing a double rainbow over a scintillating aventurine night sky.

Following the launch of the Tonda 1950 Rainbow, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to present its new creation: the Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow. This haute horlogerie timepiece, driven by the in-house ultra-thin PF517 movement, features a double gradient of extraordinary colors and represents a fine example of Parmigiani Fleurier’s skill in marrying the arts of watchmaking and jewelry.

The dial, set with white diamonds on the Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow, is adorned with a crescent of aventurine within a gradient of colored stones. This color progression represents a mirror image of the stones set on the bezel. No rainbow ever stands truly on its own; a second rainbow featuring the colors in reverse generally accompanies it and is caused by a secondary reflection of the light on water droplets. The careful selection and setting of these stones evoke this natural phenomenon and is the result of the most painstaking and meticulous work of our artisans.

The ultra-thin PF517 movement, comprising a platinum micro-rotor and flying tourbillon, was developed following in-depth studies by the manufacture’s master watchmakers. To keep the piece as slim as possible, the tourbillon was in fact integrated in the movement’s main plate.

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 December 2, 1950. The Tonda 1950 line also pays tribute to this master watchmaker who, in the midst of the Quartz Crisis, maintained a firm belief in the value of the finest traditional mechanical watchmaking.

The rose gold case and the red Hermès leather strap perfectly complement the spectacular array of colors surrounding by the tourbillon.