Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Moonbow Watch With Rainbow Gem Set Bezel Watch Releases

Putting an appropriately colorful bow on Watches & Wonders 2020, Parmigiani just released a novelty that is anything but subdued: the new Tonda 1950 Moonbow. Inspired by the lunar rainbow, this slim tourbillon has an aventurine dial and show-stopping rainbow bezel composed of blue, pink, orange, and yellow sapphire, rubies, tsavorites, and amethyst. And before you ask, this is absolutely a unisex piece that has a case measurement at a pretty ideal 40.2mm.

Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Moonbow Watch With Rainbow Gem Set Bezel Watch Releases

SPECIFICATIONS:

Brand: Parmigiani Fleurier
Model: Tonda 1950 Moonbow
Dimensions: 40.2mm-wide, 9.4mm-thick
Water Resistance: 30M
Case Material: 18k rose gold
Crystal/Lens: AR-coated sapphire
Movement: PF517
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Hermès alligator strap or gold bracelet
Price & Availability: $143,900 on strap, $160,600 on matching gold bracelet


Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Moonbow Watch With Rainbow Gem Set Bezel Watch Releases

The Tonda is a classic round Parmigiani case, but this Tonda 1950 Moonbow is a unique visual delight, even in the press shots. Aventurine has gained some popularity here and there among upper-tier brands (the Hermès Arceau L’Heure De La Lune and Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Moon Aventurine come to mind), and Parmigiani has done it masterfully in a handful of pieces. The ROYGBIV bezel adds a fantastically whimsical framing that lends itself to an actual fun attitude.

Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Moonbow Watch With Rainbow Gem Set Bezel Watch Releases Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Moonbow Watch With Rainbow Gem Set Bezel Watch Releases

The thin PF517 movement houses the flying tourbillon at 7 o’clock, which, between the dial and gem-set bezel, is the third highly impressive aspect of the watch. The movement itself has a platinum rotor integrated into it, which helps for the slim 3.4mm thickness of the PF517. Operating at 21,600 vph, it has a 48-hour power reserve and is made up of 207 components.

Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Moonbow Watch With Rainbow Gem Set Bezel Watch Releases Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Moonbow Watch With Rainbow Gem Set Bezel Watch Releases

The Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Moonbow is a watch that I can best describe as “joyful.” And I mean that not simply because I would also be a joyful person who could justify the expenditure on a watch like this, but the whole identity and aesthetic of the piece exudes pure joy — color, celestial themes, and horological work worthy of being ranked among some of Michel Parmigiani’s finest. Again, the Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Moonbow is priced at $143,900 on leather strap and $160,600 on matching gold bracelet. You can learn more about the Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Moonbow here and more about the brand at parmigiani.com.




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