Parmigiani Fleurier has marked this week’s Eid celebration, which follows the holy month of Ramadan, with the unveiling of a Tonda Hijri Perpetual Calendar watch adorned with diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
Gems have been chosen to depict commonly used colors of national flags in the Middle East, with each of three references limited to 10 pieces.
Green is a shade with particular significance in the Islamic world, while red and white are present in several flags across the region.
Parmigiani says its Tonda Hijri Perpetual Calendar watches balance exuberance with sobriety, a reflection of the transition from Ramadan into Eid.
“The Tonda Hijri Perpetual Calendar was the culmination of the maison’s endeavor to create a timepiece that was inspired by the rich cultural and religious heritage of Arabic and Muslim civilization, while also drawing on the brand’s years of dedication to technical excellence and creativity,” says Guido Terreni, CEO of Parmigiani Fleurier.
“These novelties are meant as distinctive collector’s items, a salute to the region’s love for art, culture and fine craftsmanship, while at the same time, acknowledging the region’s immense contributions to human culture and civilization.”