The Musical Pieces of Parmigiani Fleurier
Wood and Marquetry
The Watch Quote™ - February 11th, 2013
Illustrating the spirit of music through marquetry work – such was the challenge that Parmigiani Fleurier embarked upon. This year the brand is unveiling three astounding creations. Two Tonda Tourbillon wristwatches and a table clock which dials evoke the world of musical art and represent a new quest for excellence.
In order to project a colourful and musical dynamism, Parmigiani Fleurier has turned for the first time to the refined and delicate art of marquetry. This truly ancient process consists of cutting out and assembling veneers – wooden veneers in this case – on a flat surface in order to create a highly meticulous decoration.
A true mosaic of colours, marquetry brings out the musical character of each of the three pieces and celebrates the Fleurier-based company's long-standing commitment to modern musical culture.
These three timepieces are an illustration of watchmaking excellence, but also of the boundless creativity of Parmigiani Fleurier. They express a genuine endeavour to promote the ancient and rare work of craftsmen; to ensure that traditional arts and crafts always have their place in the Swiss watchmaking scene.