Parmigiani Launches Stunning New Wooden Tourbillon Music Watch

Explain the beauty of music with inlays-this is the challenge that Parmigiani gave himself. This year, Parmigiani launched three stunning pieces: two Tonda Tourbillon watches. The dial evokes people’s imagination of the world of music and art, and since then has set a new standard of excellence.

 Tonda Woodstock (US Version)

In order to show the colorful and natural musical vitality, Parmigiani for the first time adopts exquisite and delicate inlay craftsmanship. This is a truly ancient craft, mainly trimming and assembling on wooden planes to create extremely fine decorative effects
 Various colors and inlaid mosaic mosaics make the musical temperament of each timepiece appear, which shows that this watchmaking brand with Fleurier as its origin has long supported the modern music culture. .

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The wooden inlaid timepieces not only demonstrate the excellence of watchmaking, but also the infinite creativity of Parmigiani. They express Parmigiani’s devotion to advancing this rare and ancient handicraft: protecting and inheriting traditional arts and crafts always has a place in the Swiss watchmaking industry.
 The iconic new Tonda Tourbillon tourbillon watch displays the inlay craftsmanship applied by Parmigiani for the first time ever on the dial. Two styles are available, both unique and stunning. Its creativity and boldness are breathtaking.

 Tonda Woodrock (UK Version)

The creators of Parmigiani’s designers aim to make the timepiece vivid and unconventionally depict a musical scene like a literary work.
The guitar is a musical instrument with a natural connection to wood inlays. The designers decided to use the British flag and American flag patterns as the background inspiration for timepiece design, in order to pay tribute to these two most influential countries in rock music history. The tourbillon device of the Tonda watch is like the speaker of a guitar. The effect of the complex vibration of the tourbillon complex device seems to give the guitar a life. The ingenious connection between the two makes the music and watchmaking art merge into this.

Each dial that has been crafted with inlaying craftsmanship contains more than 50 pieces of dyed wood, the result of 10 days of hard work. These woods are designed, cut, and assembled to the best of their ability to reach a smooth surface that appears to the naked eye.

Tonda Tourbillon’s two models are named Tonda Woodrock (UK version) and Tonda Woodstock (US version)-these two self-contained models are a perfect example of sound and sound, they use extraordinary watchmaking techniques Music without borders.

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Mosaic art
Mosaic work is a respectable ancient art that is no longer common in life.
The process of inlaying is mainly to cut out some inlays on the wooden plane and assemble them to create extremely delicate decorative effects. Inlay craftsmen are often trained as furniture technicians. They are hardworking and precise. From the initial sketches on paper to the creation of spectacular mosaics that can subvert the original design-the many high-tech processes of mosaic art are well known.
The work of mosaic craftsmen began with the original design of Lintong, and they used a special tool (Rotring drawing pen) to carefully draw each element. This copying work is the basis of the mosaic work, from which the size and contour of each design block can be determined.

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Next, inlay craftsmen reprint ten or more design drawings on paper, and they will use these drawings to cut out different design blocks. In preparing for this critical cutting stage, the craftsman selects the wood, the selection criteria relate to the color and surface of the wood, and then piles the 10 carefully selected woods together. The wood is firmly nailed together with nails, and then the copy map to be processed is glued to the top of the pile of wood. Use a saw blade to carefully cut along the boundary of the copy image to obtain 10 wooden blocks with the same shape. Even if all that is needed is a wooden block, the inlay craftsman always cuts it with a pile of wood, and then only keeps the most successful cut of the 10 blocks. Every design block has to go through this process. Even if there is only a slight difference between each design block, each block must be cut according to this set of procedures. There are as many different woods as there are differences. Blocks and how many different colors.

玛 玛 Parmaqiang launches new wooden tourbillon music watch

Once the last block is cut, there seems to be no more complicated procedures. At this time, the craftsman will start to assemble the design block. However, even this last step is not easy, and often there are unexpected ‘surprises’. Although the entire process strictly follows the dimensions, when the block assembly stage is reached, the craftsman may still find very small errors or small eye-catching cracks, so the entire work is ruined. The craftsman must start from scratch and patiently copy and cut again as needed.

玛 玛 Parmaqiang launches new wooden tourbillon music watch

In the work of mosaic work, we must insist on and be precise. Even the smallest details must be carefully considered, and we must not forget to take the overall situation into consideration. Everything is revealed at the last minute because of the results of the mosaic work. At this time, each block is perfectly embedded in its own position and plays its role as part of the whole.

The Luxury Watch Generation Is More Expensive Than The First Generation, But The Price Of Mark Has Dropped

It is not too late to get to the topic. Before, many people complained that watches are becoming more expensive. No matter what the reason is (inflation, technology, cost, publicity, etc.), the luxury watch generation is more expensive than the new generation, and the new model is more expensive than the old one. This is a common phenomenon. Something I was most impressed about a while ago was that I went to try the new Vacheron Constantin’s new vertical and horizontal, and found that after the price adjustment, the public price of the big three-pin steel shell vertical and horizontal (that is, 4500V) has risen to more than 160,000, which has surpassed Royal Oak 15400 Less, the new style is chasing the nautilus rhythm. Like Omega, the price of the coaxial upgrade from 8500 to Zhizhen also increased. Rolex rose a lot from 5 to 6.
   However, there are some watches. Under the trend that luxury watches are becoming more expensive, the price of the new models is lower than the old models. For example, Rolex’s DJ using the new generation 3235 movement, 126334, 126300 is a little cheaper than the previous 116334, 116300. Omega’s 2017 version of the hippocampus AT is also cheaper than before. The price of the new Mark 18 of IWC is 1000 times cheaper than that of the previous generation Mark 17. In addition, it is now in the period of alternating 17 and 18 models, and I feel that it is time to buy a mark.

IWC 18, although the picture shows the steel chain, but most people buy belts.
Let’s talk about the price before buying a watch. Whether it is Mark 18 or Mark 17, it is indeed lower now.

   I say that both Mark 18 and Mark 17 have fallen, which means two things. Mark 18 is when the public price is down; Mark 17 is when the secondary market is down. My wife doesn’t like Cartier recently, and she likes IWC. I want to buy a mark. I support it. Now IWC is selling Mark 18 with a public price of 31500, which is cheaper than the previous generation 17. Some people say that IWC is cheaper than before because the customs have adjusted the tax. Others think that this generation 18 is 40, 17 is 41, and less material is used. In short, in addition to the ceramic shell of the generation 18 of the IWC, other versions, including the blue prince of the blue prince, are a price. Before 17, the little prince was 39,000, which is more expensive than the regular version 17. The price of this generation of 18 is uniform, and the little prince of 18 is much cheaper. IWC was very good this time.

IWC 18
   Mark 18 is on the market and Mark 17 is discontinued, so many Mark 17s are now sold in the secondary market. There are many new, complete, unused, and used, and there are many situations, and brothers can choose. Because of the new model, 17 is the ‘old model’. Mark 17’s price is now thousands of dollars lower than before. Mark 17 has a large caliber. The 3-row calendar window with red arrows is very good-looking and highly recognizable. It is the best-looking generation of Mark I think. Now the old and the new are alternated, and the old models are lower. It is very suitable for buying.

IWC 17
Mark is a watch I like very much, on the one hand because of ‘feelings.’

   I like watches that have historical continuity, just like I like PP. A big reason for Lao is that PP and Lao have very consistent and clear model lineages. Mark is very similar to PP and Law. Mark is one of the most pure flight watches on the market today. From the Mark 9 on the eve of World War II to the current Mark 18 (there are no 13 and 14 in the middle, because these two numbers seem to jump in unlucky in East and West), Mark has a continuous and clear model continuation and equipment records (provided to the United Kingdom , Australia and other countries), unlike many watches are hard to come by. It is not easy for Mark to continue this model for so many years. Although these histories and stories have no practical significance for today’s watches, they satisfy people who like them. Not to mention flying watches, even the entire watch world, there are not many watches that can be compared with Mark in the historical context.

Mark 18 Little Prince
Mark is a good watch for everyday wear

   Some brothers say that there is something wrong with what you said. Watches are for wearing. Indeed, watches are worn. But some watches can be inconvenient in some cases. For example, it is inconvenient to go out and play, like some formal watches, ‘sheets’. Some watches, like the King of Ghosts, are thick and can cuff up cuffs, making it inconvenient to wear a shirt. I like this watch, I can wear it anytime. Mark itself is a sports watch, with a magnetically shielded inner case at the bottom, so there is no problem when moving. Then, because the Mark itself is thin and the size is not large, the dial of the Mark Flight Watch is very classic and well-organized. With the belt, it is also very suitable for formal wear. This watch is very convenient. No matter what clothes you wear, wear it when you pick it up.

Mark 17 The Little Prince
There are some fraternity issues with movement configuration.

   Because IWC and Omega overlap in the price of some watches, so the prices of some watches like Mark, Bai Tao, and Haima are close, there is a brotherhood tangled. Some brothers struggled with the movement, and felt that the same money was spent. I bought the universal movement with a universal movement, and the Omega was 8500. Now Mark 17, 18 uses 30110 movement, IWC version 2892, this movement is familiar to everyone, 25.6 mm, 3.6 mm thick, so although Mark added a magnetically shielded inner case, but the watch is not too thick, compared to The thickness of 116400 is much thicker. Mark’s movement has also been adjusted in 5 directions, reaching the observatory standard (just without certification), and has a power of 42 hours. At the mark and hippocampus levels, I don’t care too much about the movement. After all, I have not reached the level where the movement needs to be polished and decorated. If you reach the point of PP 5296 and VC 85810, you can take a look at it to see which decorative and polished style is more desirable.

Different versions of Mark 18, the black case on the far right is the ceramic case Mark 18, which has a higher public price.
Is it 17 or 18?

   Buy a mark. In this period, buy 17 or 18? For most players, I don’t think this is a problem, because I can only buy 18 at the counter. But I think there are some brothers who go to other ways to buy watches, so it may be the same as me. I think Mark 17 is very beautiful. The 3-row calendar has red arrows. The caliber is a bit bigger. Now the price is very good, and it can even be said to be very cheap. A TV show a while ago, Putin was interviewed, wearing Mark 17. If there are any ‘disadvantages’, it is nothing more than 18 now, buy new but not old, 17 is not new. In contrast, 18 I do n’t think 17 has the characteristics, 18 replaced the calendar with a single window, no red arrow, added a 9-point number to the dial, and the 12-point triangle moved below the scale, with a size of 40.18 The ‘benefits’ are new, whether they look good or not, after all, they are new models.

Note that Putin’s watch is Mark 17.
   To be honest, I don’t know which one to buy. Two days ago, a friend who bought and sold a watch produced an 18-year-old prince. It was a single watch. The price was really good, because the price was good, it was instantly seconds. I thought about it now. I think the 18 little prince is good. Although the 18 little prince does not have the little star on the second hand, the blue plate is more beautiful. As for how you guys choose, I can’t help everyone, but there is a practical situation, you need to pay attention. Although the public price of 18 is cheaper than 17, but in the secondary market, 18 is more expensive than 17, please choose according to your own situation.
Now that I have written Mark, I will mention Da Fei by the way.

IWC

   Some years ago, there was a big flight, especially the color label. At that time, no matter what it was, ceramic, steel, and color-coded labels all moved higher. A few years have passed, and now the market price of Dafei has also fallen. It can be at least 10,000 cheaper than before. I saw that some Da Fei are not bad, I thought I would also change to Da Fei Dai Dai, I tried it later, my wrist was thin, 46 Da Fei was too big, and I had tossed two IWC before, even if I thought about it Already. However, other brothers who are interested in Dafei can pay attention to it. Now some Dafeis have good prices. After all, the price of Dafei is about 100,000 (steel shell). I think the current price is the same, and it has basically bottomed It wo n’t be cheap anymore. I can’t wear this watch, other brothers will look at you.

   PS. Many players on the Watch House often ask questions related to the second watch, because our website advocates the formal way to buy watches, I will not respond to these questions on the website.