The Swiss brand presents a unique watch in honor of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier has been the main sponsor of the Montreux Jazz Festival since 2007, and to celebrate its fruitful collaboration with the organizers of one of the major annual musical events, the company has produced a limited edition watch called Tonda Mambo.
The 48th Festival, to be held this summer, will feature performances by jazz legends (and not only) – Pharrell Williams, Jamie Cullum, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock – and each year Parmigiani Fleurier creates a new watch model thematically linked to the world of music and serving as a sign of a strong partnership with the Montreux Jazz Festival.
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Tonda Mambo incorporates style, musicianship and the skills of first-class jewelers and watchmakers. The technique of marquetry, a hand-assembled wooden mosaic, was used to make each watch unique. However, all watches have something in common: in all of them you will find the colors of the national flag and a guitar with a hollow resonator hole, through which you can watch the tourbillon work.
The latest addition to the collection of unique marquetry watches, the Tonda Mambo is considered the most sophisticated and complex watch ever made under the Parmigiani Fleurier brand.
The watch is filled with the passionate colors of Latin America, and the pieces of wooden mosaic laid out on the dial add up to an image of a Cuban musician playing a mambo-style tune on his guitar.
Parmigiani Fleurier craftsmen did not fail to inform that this watch is one of a kind: the back of the case is engraved with the inscription “MODELE UNIQUE” and the individual watch number. The price of this jazz improvisation captured in wood and metal is 273,000 Swiss francs exclusive of tax (about $307,000).