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The Dial as Canvas

Post by koimaster » December 2nd 2020, 12:22am

Parmigiani Fleurier founder and CEO Michel Parmigiani found himself so inspired by the bold, abstract landscapes of Italian painter Marcello Lo Giudice that he used one of the artist’s works, “Eden Universe, Eden Ocean,” as the subject of a 12-piece limited edition, the Tonda 1950 Marcello Lo Giudice.

Each of the 12 miniature-painted dials is unique, identically reproducing a different portion of the painting. The first stage of the dials’ creation is a laser engraving on the raw plate that builds texture and volume on the flat surface; this is followed by a painter adding the color pigments that fill out the miniature painted dial. The process — building texture first, adding color second — is the same as the one used by Lo Giudice to create his canvases, which Michel Parmigiani describes as reminding him “of how a glass prism separates white light into its full spectrum of colors, refracting them at a specific angle.”

The “sage leaf” hands are thinner than those of other Tonda models so as to conceal as little of the painted dials as possible, while the 39-mm rose gold case is engraved with “Unique Piece,” the individual number, and the names “Marcello” and “Michel” side by side as a symbol of the artistic collaboration. The watch is powered by the self-winding PF702 movement, with a 48-hour power reserve, which is on display through a sapphire caseback. Parmigiani’s other notable collaboration is in evidence on the alligator strap, which, as on all Parmigiani watches, is made by the leather artisans at Hermès.


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Re: The Dial as Canvas

Post by biglove » December 2nd 2020, 10:39pm

artman wrote:
December 2nd 2020, 4:11pm
This I would wear: https://www.longislandwatch.com/Islande ... isl-62.htm
The Kanagawa Wave rocks!
Can find these dials at better prices from Heimdallr or San Martin. And they look great.

https://www.heimdallrr.com/products/hei ... 7622783164

https://wrwatches.com/collections/san-m ... agawa-dial



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