Parmigiani Fleurier first united with the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007, building the establishments of an interesting collusion between the universes of watchmaking and music. The Montreux Jazz Festival is an absolute necessity see: George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill, Grace Jones, Erykah Badu… Just a couple of the names who are set to play out this year at the 51st yearly Montreux Jazz Festival. To commend 10 years of partnership, Parmigiani Fleurier is revealing the Tonda Metrographe MJF Special Edition.
Every year since the approach of the organization with the Montreux Jazz Festival, Parmigiani Fleurier has made a MJF Special Edition watch with a dial that mirrors the topic of that year. For example, in 2016, the primary topic of the festival was the “blue note“, a note discovered originally in African music, which at that point spread through Blues and Jazz. This why the 2016 Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Festival Special Edition was a blue-dialed Tonda Metro. This year, the subject is unique, with the authority poster being a bold monochrome portrayal of ladies moving. Covering up between the vigorous lines of their bodies are six melodic instruments.
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Metrographe Montreux Jazz Festival 2017 Special Edition echoes the high contrast subject of the 2017 poster, with the expansion of a couple of gold accents. It depends on the as of late presented Metrographe , the automatic chronograph by the Fleurier-based assembling, newly overhauled. While as yet depending on the mark 8-figure revolving around the 6 and 9 o’clock sub-dials (separately 30-moment and 12-hour sub-counters), PF has created a a lot subtler plan, with a monochromatic dial and more present day lists and tracks.
To be reliable with the topic of the 2017 release of the festival, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Metrographe Montreux Jazz Festival plays with contrasts, by highlighting a 40mm steel case, a white date window against a dark dial, some steel hands loaded up with white glowing material and a dark tie with white topstitching. One other distinction with the standard version sits in the gold accents utilized on the sub-counters and the second hand – a shading that reviews Jazz instruments and the 2017 poster. These pronunciations breath life into the in general quelled nature of the watch, putting emphasis on the chronograph indications.
The caseback of each watch in this restricted version of 10 numbered pieces is engraved with “Montreux Jazz Festival”. Inside the case is Calibre PF350, a programmed chronograph development dependent on measured architecture. This development is done with inclined extensions and Geneva stripes transmitting from the equilibrium wheel. It brags 42-hours power save, in spite of a twin-barrel engineering, and ticks at a 4Hz frequency.
The Tonda Metrographe Montreux Jazz Festival will be authoritatively introduced toward the finish of the shows and we’ll report live from the festival, with live photographs of this new version. More subtleties to come soon. www.parmigiani.com .