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PARMIGIANI – TONDA 1950 GALAXY

PostPosted: April 14th 2018, 11:20pm
by koimaster
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THE SKY, THE STARS AND THE TIME
This new timepiece designed by Parmigiani is an invitation to explore the stars, unveiling a face studded with gold leaf and surrounded by diamonds

It is now possible to touch the stars. Well, not physically, but if you let your imagination go to work and with your eyes fixed on the new Tonda 1950 Galaxy. As its name suggests, this timepiece by Parmigiani contains the starry vault and is dressed in precious materials such as gold and diamonds.

This “sky” evoking a fine summer’s night was made of aventurine, a term that is wrongly used to refer to goldstone (aventurine glass). Whereas mineral aventurine is a coloured chalcedony from the quartz family, and a work of nature, goldstone is made by man. It was discovered by accident in a glassworks in Murano in the 17th or 18th century. In a workshop on this famous island to the north of Venice in Italy, an artisan accidentally dropped copper filings in some molten glass. The dazzling result, which was later made to a formula that was kept secret for decades, was named aventurine glass or goldstone.



The dial on the special edition Tonda 1950 Galaxy features a glass disc that is tinted and covered with tiny copper fragments, on top of which a pink-gold hour rim is set. With their slender, rectangular silhouettes, the indices converge towards the centre, where two hands are placed. These luminescent hour and minute hands are made of pink gold.

This precious timepiece is attached to a link strap, and the 39mm-wide pink gold case features a bezel covered in 84 diamonds. The crystal glass back reveals the workings of the calibre PF702 made by Parmigiani and which drives the time functions.

Price: 39,000 CHF

https://www.watches-news.com/parmigiani ... 50-galaxy/

Re: PARMIGIANI – TONDA 1950 GALAXY

PostPosted: April 15th 2018, 8:09am
by conjurer
I could see Dr. Smells wearing that. When he's slumming, anyway.

Re: PARMIGIANI – TONDA 1950 GALAXY

PostPosted: April 15th 2018, 8:45am
by biglove
Does Parmigiani even make a bad watch? Their design aesthetic is inspired by the gods, me thinks.

Re: PARMIGIANI – TONDA 1950 GALAXY

PostPosted: April 15th 2018, 8:57am
by foghorn
Take the paint splatter off the dial and get rid of the gaudy diamonds and it only marginally makes me want to hurl. They should stick to making cheese.

Re: PARMIGIANI – TONDA 1950 GALAXY

PostPosted: April 15th 2018, 4:05pm
by MKTheVintageBloke
Ozymandianly ghey.

The basic Tonda 1950 is not half bad, although still slightly idiotic. I mean, lumed hands and no lume on the dial? What the fuck?

This one, however, is vomit-inducing. Diamonds, and that bracelet... No. Just, no.

biglove wrote:Does Parmigiani even make a bad watch?

Looks like they do :lol:

Re: PARMIGIANI – TONDA 1950 GALAXY

PostPosted: April 15th 2018, 4:41pm
by smellody
conjurer wrote:I could see Dr. Smells wearing that. When he's slumming, anyway.


Like it.

Re: PARMIGIANI – TONDA 1950 GALAXY

PostPosted: April 15th 2018, 4:48pm
by Mark1
Thought the dial was Sandstone at first glance. Just had a brief flashback to Geeknomo and the old days.

Re: PARMIGIANI – TONDA 1950 GALAXY

PostPosted: April 15th 2018, 5:01pm
by koimaster
You realize it is a ladies watch.

Re: PARMIGIANI – TONDA 1950 GALAXY

PostPosted: April 15th 2018, 5:19pm
by smellody
koimaster wrote:You realize it is a ladies watch.


I don't care. I do what I want!!!

Re: PARMIGIANI – TONDA 1950 GALAXY

PostPosted: April 15th 2018, 5:21pm
by foghorn
As a non discriminating WIS I think that ,ladies,mans, or Liberaces watch ,it is still gaudy and barf inducing.
Isn't 39 mm big for a ladies watch? Except in the Invicta world where it is small for a ladies watch.

Re: PARMIGIANI – TONDA 1950 GALAXY

PostPosted: April 15th 2018, 6:51pm
by TemerityB
foghorn wrote:As a non discriminating WIS I think that ,ladies,mans, or Liberaces watch ,it is still gaudy and barf inducing.
Isn't 39 mm big for a ladies watch? Except in the Invicta world where it is small for a ladies watch.


In Invicta world, it's small for a nipple ring.