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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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