Meteorite dials, aventurine and diamonds are making a big statement on the newest collections of Tonda 1950 watches making their way to stores next month. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Parmigiani Fleurier unveils two new watches: the Tonda 1950 Meteorite Special Edition and the Tonda 1950 Set Galaxy. Both watches also pay homage to the sky.
The Tonda 1950 Meteorite Special Edition watches use rare meteorite discovered in Sweden for the dials, which is offered in white, and joins the existing abyss blue or black meteorite dials. The dials are specially cut and then chemically treated to bring out the striations and patterns that are naturally formed within the meteorite. The 43mm watches are crafted of titanium and powered by an automatic PF702 self-winding movement that offers 48 hours of power reserve.
The 160-part movement measures just 2.6mm thick and so is considered part of the brand’s ultra-thin category. Each watch is numbered and features the words “Edition Speciale” engraved on the caseback, around the sapphire crystal through which one can view the meticulously finished movement. The Meteorite watches retail for $19,500.
Additionally, the brand unveils the new Tonda 1950 Set Galaxy watch, inspired by the stars in the night sky — as seen in Val-de-Travers, Switzerland, where Parmigiani Fleurier workshops are located. The dial of this watch is made of blue aventurine with sparkling copper inclusions that shimmer like the stars. The bezel and case of the 18-karat rose gold watch are set with 84 diamonds, while a white opal cabochon is set on the crown. The PF702 self-winding 160-part movement — meticulously finished with Cotes de Genève and beveled bridges – powers the Special Edition, numbered 39mm watch. It retails for $23,900.