620 diamonds were required for the dial setting and 84 for the bezel.
A crescendo of emotion
With its streamlined profile and the harmony of its face and forms, the Tonda 1950 embodies the very essence of the Parmigiani Fleurier style. When it comes to the stone-set models, the relationship with diamonds is so clear that the Manufacture has conceived a fully set style. It offers a spirited and overwhelming definition of luxury.
The round diamonds decorating the dial are in five different sizes. Their dimensions and position are the result of meticulous calculation. The framework composition conveys a crescendo of emotion between the stones, which increase in size from the centre outwards before becoming smaller once again near the edge, where they are paired with the indices. This extraordinary piece has nothing of an artificial, soulless setting about it. Instead, each diamond has been carefully considered in order to play its part in a spectacular ensemble, in which the dial appears domed thanks to a beguiling trompe l’œil effect. The stones shimmer in a unique, almost violent way, such is the brilliance of the light reflected from them.
This complex and intensely vibrant structural concept is yet another example of Parmigiani Fleurier's innovative might.