Swiss luxury watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier has been the main sponsor of the Montreux Jazz Festival since 2007 and to celebrate this year’s edition the company has introduced a special edition timepiece named the “Tonda Mambo”. Big names in the Jazz world like Pharrell Williams, Jamie Cullum, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock will be performing at the 48th Montreux Jazz Festival this summer; and every year, Parmigiani Fleurier creates timepieces linked to the world of music, which represent the brand’s long-standing partnership with the Montreux Jazz Festival. These exceptional watches combine musicality and haute horlogerie in the same dial, thanks to the delicate art of marquetry which uses wooden mosaic techniques to create a unique feel for each piece. Their common signature: colors that reflect a national flag; a guitar with an open sound hole to reveal a tourbillion.
The latest addition to this series of unique pieces in wooden marquetry, the Tonda Mambo, is being claimed as the most sophisticated and complex piece yet produced by Parmigiani Fleurier. The watch is wrapped in sultry Latin tones which along with the motif represents a Cuban musician plucking the strings of his guitar in an improvised melody from his homeland – the Mambo. It’s a unique edition watch with “MODELE UNIQUE” and individual number engraved on the case-back. The international price of the timepiece in Swiss Francs without tax is indicated at CHF 273,000 ($307,000 approximately).