This autumn, Parmigiani Fleurier released two new women’s timepieces that highlight its commitment to creating beautiful women’s watches with robust mechanical movements.
The Tonda Reine de Mai watch features several hand-carved flowers atop a white mother-of-pearl dial. The Daisy May flowers are crafted from different materials, including rose gold, white gold set with diamonds, and mother-of-pearl, which is notoriously difficult to decorate due to its fragility. After machining the flowers to achieve the right shape, each is finished by hand using an array of artistic techniques including sandblasting, polishing, and engraving in matte and polished finishings. Each dial requires 24 hours of work from skilled artisans, so it is accordingly limited to five pieces.
While many brands compromise on the movements of