Earlier this year, the Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier honors the American music scene with its “Tonda Woodrock” and “Tonda Woodstock” timepieces. Now it is time to pay homage to the famous Samba rhythm of the Brazil with the new Pershing Samba Madeira Watch.
The latest member of the Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing collection features a close-up of a guitar and a sound hole made-to-measure precisely to the dimensions of the cage of a tourbillon. The oscillation of tourbillon animates the piece and brings the guitar to life. Furthermore, the instrument has six strings as thin as human hair which are placed by hand.
The dial of the Pershing Samba Madeira timepiece features “Gibson and Brazil” patterns in wooden marquetry. It is colored in the colors of Brazilian flag: green, yellow, and dark blue. The inscription “Ordem e Progresso” which is the national motto of Brazil is placed above the stylized image of a guitar. The dial comprises appliqué indexes, delta-shaped hands coated with a luminescent substance and a power reserve indicator which is placed at the 12 o’clock position.
The watch that celebrates this cheerful Latin American country is animated with the caliber PF510 hand wound 30-second tourbillon movement. This caliber can store enough power to keep the watch ticking for a week (192 hours). The mechanism is hand-finished with fine beveling and Côtes de Genève decorations adorning the bridges. It is compiled on the 30 jewels, has a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour (3 Hz) and consists of 237 individual components, all made and assembled by hand.
The Pershing Samba Madeira is housed in titanium case which is set of by the 18-karat rose gold bezel and indices. The case is polished and satin-finished and it measures 45mm in diameter and 14.2mm in thickness. It is domed with a sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating. This novelty comes with a see-through case back. The edge of the case back is engraved with MJF, UNIQUE MODEL and BRAZIL. The water resistance is assured down to 100 meters (330 feet) below surface.
This unique timepiece is attached with a Hermes alligator leather strap, ending with an adjustable safety folding clasp with a titanium finish. The newest addition to the Pershing collection comes in a special presentation box which has been hand-painted with the colors of the Brazilian flag.
Since 2011, the luxury Swiss manufacturer has been a partner of the Brazilian Football Confederation. With the Pershing Samba Madeira Tourbillon, Parmigiani Fleurier further enhances its strong ties with the largest Latin American country.