The Montreux Jazz Festival wrapped up last week, and though it is not something I have a personal interest in, there were a few special watches created by Parmigiani Fleurier that caught my eye. Unless paying close attention, watches like this often fly under the radar. Up top is a special edition Tonda Metrgraphe which interprets the 2015 festival poster which was created by Swiss pop artist Sylvie Fleury. On the matte finished asphalt grey dial, the slight sheen of a tone-on-tone splatter mark is subtly incorporated; the graphic spirit of the watch is accentuated by pointed black decal indices and numerals which are picked out in a bright yellow decal, like a street artist’s tag splashed across a wall. The interpretation via ladies model is show below.
But my favorite piece is this wonderful watch — a fine example of wood marquetry.