de Grisogono Tondo Tourbillon Gioiello watch collection…
By: Himanshu Pandey, Vogue+ Bureau, Mumbai | March 27, 2012
TONDO TOURBILLON GIOIELLO – The first DE GRISOGONO TOURBILLION, a sparkling, technical creation, the brand offers its first ever interpretation of the highly sophisticated tourbillion complication, and does so in a model dedicated to women. The diamond-swathed Tondo Tourbillion Gioiello houses an exclusive new in-house developed and assembled de GRISOGONO mechanical movement, fitted with an off-centred tourbillion at 8 o’clock. The collection takes the form of a trilogy comprising models set with black, brown or white diamonds. These boldly designed timepieces, stemming from advanced research, reflect the inimitable contemporary baroque style cultivated by de GRISOGONO – a perfect blend of exceptional technical mastery and jewellery artistry.
The Tondo Tourbillion Gioiello is an haute horlogerie gem epitomising a refined jewellery spirit allied with the most extreme horological complexity. As brand President and Founder Fawaz Gruosi explains: “de GRISOGONO “has been dedicated to women for almost two decades, offering them glamour along with exceptional expertise. Today, they are bound to succumb to the technical beauty of the first DE GRISOGONO TOURBILLION, destined exclusively for them”. The splendid collection is interpreted in three versions: one with white diamonds, a second with brown diamonds, and a third with the brand’s signature black diamonds.
The hand-polished and bevelled structural components reflect the noble traditions of fine horological finishes. On the underside of the calibre, experts will inevitably recognise the famous Côtes de Genève motif, and the brand signature and its coat-of-arms are engraved on the barrel ratchet-wheel at 12 o’clock.
The daring architecture of the Tondo Tourbillon Gioiello, as well as its exclusive calibre, once again embody de GRISOGONO’s vibrant creativity.