Parmigiani firmly believes that watches can be a pleasant state of mind. Parmigiani’s watch works are carefully crafted with high enthusiasm and professional skills, while injecting the essence of freedom and courage, making the wearer full of positive and optimistic energy. The brand’s latest release also proves this. The dial’s bright and vivid colors are like the sun — the new Tonda 1950 Poppy watch will surely make you smile.
Aventurine, a feast of color
Parmigiani’s new launch is intended to reinterpret the ‘Capri’ wind Tonda 1950 watch, which used turquoise dial. The concept of the Tonda 1950 Poppy watch also starts from the same starting point: to create a watch that displays the natural mineral structure, the design of which should highlight the inherent beauty of stone, and finally achieve a harmonious blend of color and material. Parmigiani chose high-quality aventurine as the raw material, and its natural color has been brightened to bring the dial to life. In terms of color and symbolism, this watch perfectly interprets the spirit of Parmigiani. Aventurine’s English name Aventurine is derived from the Italian “a l’ avventura” (accident), a symbol of freedom and erudition. This resonates in harmony with Parmigiani’s spirit—inspired by endless heritage, profound craftsmanship.
Red is a manifestation of the aristocratic temperament. The pursuit of bright and rich colors reflects the creative spirit of Parmigiani. After rounds of patient screening, Parmigiani Watch Factory finally found the most suitable red, which made the watch bloom in color. On this Tonda 1950 Poppy watch, the amethyst red complements the charming rose gold of the case; this combination makes the rose gold bracelet more sparkling and seems to be given vitality; the crown is also decorated with a convex ruby—for This bright and gorgeous feast is marked by the last exclamation mark.
Brilliant light, unstoppable charm
The simple-looking Tonda 1950 Poppy watch perfectly interprets the essence of Parmigiani’s style. The classic dial design is subtly embellished with triangular hour, minute hands and inlaid hour markers, and the poppy red aventurine material revitalizes the watch. At the same time, the diamond-set case further highlights this poetic and passionate color mix. The dazzling diamond not only completely surrounds the bezel, but also decorated on the lugs, showing the elegant appearance of the watch. The diamonds set are not the same size, but are arranged in order according to the size of the space, which enhances the overall sense of honor. The watch shines brightly and is a sincere tribute to the style of women.
Delicate and exquisite
Tonda 1950 Poppy watch is equipped with ultra-thin homemade movement PF701. This movement is equipped with Pt950 platinum miniature eccentric automatic oscillating weight, which can work continuously for 42 hours. It uses the fine watchmaking touches that Parmigiani favors: the bridge is sandblasted, the pattern is drawn and decorated with ‘Geneva Ripples’, hand chamfered, and finally rhodium-plated. Similarly, each gear is also chamfered on both sides and polished with pearl dots, and can be cut only after gold plating. This exquisiteness and exquisiteness can be found in the extraordinary craftsmanship of each part of the watch, as well as in the elegant proportions of the case. This exquisiteness and exquisiteness also represents the real challenge of making aventurine dials.
Aventurine is both hard and fragile. It is first cut from stones into pieces. It is then very delicately processed to ensure that it does not crack until a perfectly smooth aventurine dial is made. This incredible ingenuity does not stop there. Next, three small holes must be drilled in and around the aventurine dial to install the hands and time scales. Only after all these lengthy, laborious, intermittent or tense stages can the watch faithfully present the design of Parmigiani and truly lift the veil. Rich details are clearly visible or hard to detect, but they all deeply reflect Parmigiani’s extraordinary ideas and high standards.
TONDA 1950 Poppy
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz-21,600 vibrations / hour
Dimensions: 13 ¼ ” ‘-30.0 mm diameter
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Number of parts: 145
Number of jewels: 29
Number of barrels: 1
Decoration: ‘Geneva Ripple’, chamfered bridge
Shape: ‘Three-segment’ round case
Size: 39 mm diameter
Thickness: 8.4 mm
Material: 18K rose gold
Number of diamonds: 112
Water resistance: 30 meters
Table mirror: anti-glare sapphire
Crown: 4.3 mm diameter
Case back: Sapphire
Case back cover engraving: individually numbered
Color: Poppy Red
Hour markers: rose gold plated appliqued hour markers
Hands: triangular hands with luminous coating
Material: 18K rose
Type: Pin type
Material: 18K rose gold