Parmigiani Fleurier is enhancing its Tonda collection for the ladies. The Tonda 1950 Métropolitaine Collection is refreshed with a spectacular aventurine dial. The golden fragments in this exclusive material shine like stars, which explains why it is called the “Galaxy” model.
At the same time, the Tonda 1950 Galaxy, born from the skies of Fleurier is now available with a rose gold bracelet.
Tonda 1950 Métropolitaine – A galaxy in aventurine
Small inclusions of metal give aventurine its characteristic textured appearance. Taking advantage of the natural composition of this material, Parmigiani is presenting a midnight-blue aventurine dial whose surface – mottled with fine golden fragments – looks astonishingly like stars sparkling in the night sky.
The hands are skeletonised so as not to obscure the beauty of the dial and the appliques are made from white gold – gold being the distinctive feature of the indices on aventurine dials. The steel bezel is set with 72 brilliant-cut diamonds, totalling ~0.51 carat, which extend the brilliance of the aventurine all the way to the case.
At 6 o’clock, the small seconds stands out on a midnight blue background, revealing the date on a matching date disc, which is half a shade darker.
A modern, asymmetrical case middle
The Métro collection of round, steel models features a contemporary, urban design which is more refined than the brand’s other classics in the Tonda 1950 line.
The subtlety of the design comes from the watch’s two asymmetric profiles. Its left-hand profile – devoid of the crown – is conventional, with its two iconic teardrop-shaped lugs. However, its right-hand profile features elongated lugs that extend to the crown, hugging it tightly. This asymmetry gives the watch its stylish identity and a touch of modernity.