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Parmigiani – The sky’s the limit
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Parmigiani – The sky’s the limit

Tuesday, 15 November 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
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Copper inclusions lend a characteristic glimmer to aventurine glass, like infinite specks of gold that illuminate the dial of the Tonda 1950 Galaxy.

The dial-makers have worked their magic on the Tonda 1950 Galaxy, imbuing its dial with a colour that seems to have been cut straight from the night sky. This sombre midnight blue is one of the most complicated shades to reproduce, as it represents the link between our dreams and our imaginations. It needed a material created by a chance encounter to bring it to life: aventurine glass.

Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Galaxy
Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Galaxy

Crushed then recomposed, aventurine glass contains copper inclusions which give it an unmistakable sparkle, like infinite particles of gold. The gaze is drawn to this starlit sky, showcased by the bezel and case set with diamonds, forming a halo of light around it. On the crown, a milky white opal, like a precious miniature nebula, provides the finishing touch.

Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Galaxy
Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Galaxy

The Tonda 1950 Galaxy is driven by the PF702 proprietary movement, decorated with Côtes de Genève and bevelled bridges. This self-winding mechanical movement and its beautiful finishes can be admired through the watch’s sapphire case-back. The case and the appliques are made from rose gold. This special edition comes with a black Hermès alligator strap.

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