Tondo by Night
Now is the time... to catch and hold the light
The Watch Quote™ - June 22nd, 2012
Andy Warhol’s famous quarter-hour of fame gets an original twist in the shape of a creation requiring just three-quarters of an hour of exposure to light – whether natural or artificial – after which it’s your turn to play the star and sparkle in the limelight!
Your Tondo by Night lights up from inside, having condensed light thanks to the ultra-secret composition of the material from which the case and the buckle are made: a composite known as “Pearly Photo-luminescent Fibreglass”, exclusive to de Grisogono and strewn with mother-of-pearl particles.
Thus illuminated, the colours shine and highlight the precious stones crowning the watch. The effect is highly original, enhanced by other precious stones carpeting the self-winding mechanism that is visible through the dial, beneath the hands pointing to the time. The grain of the stones echoes the grain of the “galuchat” stingray hide from which the strap of the Tondo by Night is crafted.
When darkness falls, the adventure begins, as the fire stored up from exposure to light suffuses the Tondo by Night from the inside, restoring life to the pearly high-tech material of which it is made. A whole new watch appears, featuring subtle new colour shades, as well as lines that are re-sculpted by this luminescence. The real chic stems from this inner light: that which continues to glow even when the projectors are switched off...
The show is on the wrist. Summer can begin, brimming with sun, colours and good moods. No matter what time you get home, you’ll never be bored with your Tondo by Night, a watch that is more of a talking piece than ever – and equally at home on the beach as on the red carpet... or in a nightclub!
The New TTondo by Night collection
Sparkling by Day, Shining by Night
Baselworld, Switzerland, March 2012 -- de Grisogono is set to turn heads with the new glowing Tondo by Night, collection. A line that is at once playful, luxurious and technical. The refined art of gemsetting blends smoothly with the technical sophistication of an exclusive in-house movement specially developed to display a gemset oscillating weight on the front side. The spectacular models sparkle both by day and night thanks to an original pearly photoluminescent composite fiberglass material. de Grisogono pulls off an authentic master stroke by offering an innovative and vibrant interpretation of its contemporary baroque style.
De Grisogono keeps creating trends that have put it at the forefront of the industry in both terms of technical innovations and breathtaking designs. In collaboration with an external lab, the Tondo by Night timepieces are daytime beauties that also shine at night thanks to Pearly Photoluminescent Composite Fibreglass (PLF), an innovative and exclusive luminescent material and enriched with small pieces of mother-of-pearl that give a stunning finish. This iridescent luminous material on the case and buckle, professionally tested to ensure total comfort, soaks up the daylight in order to lend it a glamorous glow when evening falls.
Admirably reflecting the vivid shades of summer, the Tondo by Night collection comes in several variations: white, yellow, pink, green, purple and orange. The Brand dedicated to excellence adopts a delightfully fresh new approach by offering a range of enchanting variations on its signature design codes. The black diamond on the crown, the Galuchat strap and the distinctive design of the Tondo case all stamp the collection with the hallmark of the inimitable de Grisogono style.
These radiant and playful oval-shaped timepieces sparkle with a row of 48 gems on the bezel as well as 60 precious stones arranged in three rows on the oscillating weight. Interpreted in various colours depending on the model, this precious timepiece glows with white diamonds, orange, pink or yellow sapphires, green tsavorites or amethysts.
“I dedicate this watch to happy summer days and glamourous night life. It’s not only a luxury timepiece but can be also worn as a magnificent jewellery piece, with a twist”. explains Fawaz Gruosi, Founder and President of de Grisogono.
For the Tondo by Night collection, de Grisogono weaves a spell of magic and glamour, once again demonstrating the Brand’s resolutely creative vivacity.