Parmigiani - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI Hong Kong Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Parmigiani
    Year: Circa 2018
    Movement No: 084’756
    Case No: 40’810
    Model Name: Tonda Tourbillon, Modelle Unique
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 510, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Parmigiani pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied Parmigiani guarantee dated December 2018 stamped Hausmann Condotti s.r.l., Roma, instruction manual, cloth, leather folio, leather card holder, outer packaging and travel case.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First introduced in 2004, the Tonda Tourbillon featured the world’s very first 30-second tourbillon performing two revolutions per minute. Since its initial release, the Tonda Tourbillon has witnessed various iterations featuring differing case metals and dial designs. Encased in a timeless and iconic round-shaped case with streamlined teardrop lugs, the presence on the wrist is comfortably striking. Equipped with in-house cal. PF510, the fast rotating tourbillon is proudly displayed at the 6 O’clock position and furthermore with a 7-Day power reserve indication at 12 O’clock achieved via a double barrel tucked under the dial. Hand-finished to impress, the surfaces of the movement plates are decorated to the highest standards of haute horology.

    The present example displays more than just a tourbillon, but a wood marquetry dial specially requested from the original owner depicting the owner himself playing the saxophone dressed in a brown suit and topping it off with a Borsalino hat. The excellently executed wood marquetry dial requires a meticulous process to create as each sections is precisely cut out to form a motif. Engraved on the caseback “Modelle” Unique”, the present example is the only one to have existed sporting a wood marquetry dial.

    Preserved in excellent overall condition with very minimal signs of use and wear, the present timepiece is offered with its full set of accessories. It is certainly one of the most interesting Parmigiani timepieces offered at auction in recent times and is a great opportunity for collectors of fine and rare timepieces to acquire a piece unique Tonda Tourbillon wristwatch to wear whilst enjoying a nice Cuban cigar paired along with a single malt whiskey listening to some jazz.


A very fine and unique pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with center seconds, 7-days power reserve indication, “wood” marquetry dial, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2018
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$310,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$604,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020