The chevron strap, which is entirely hand-made, consists of a leather base with precise openings, and overlaid strips braided to form a chevron pattern. This double layering allows leather strips of two different colors to be interwoven to create a harmonious braid. The mother of pearl dial on the women’s Tonda 1950 lends itself beautifully to this colorful interplay, producing a host of nuanced effects as it reflects the light.
In one incarnation, the enchanting darkness of Tahitian mother of pearl is set against an aubergine-colored strap with a braided chevron pattern in muted bronze tones – the brand’s iconic color. White mother of pearl, with its soft, iridescent reflections, is matched with a strap in purple tones with a fuchsia pink pattern. The fresh, summery tones of these chevron straps, which are available in a wide range of other colors, add a new dimension to the women’s Tonda 1950 Parmigiani Fleurier mother of pearl collection. They enable wearers to accessorise their timepieces to suit their mood and season.