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Tondo by Night by de Grisogono

by Michael Weare
30 July, 2012
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

De Grisogono Tondo by Night 2

Geneva based de Grisogono have just launched a playful new collection of novelty watches that are designed burst into a range of colours after just a few minutes of charging.

The Tondo by Night collection literally lights up from the inside, using special condensed light from the material of the case and buckle known as “Pearly Photo-luminescent Fibreglass”, exclusive to de Grisogono and accented with mother-of-pearl particles.

The colours shine and highlight the precious stones that surrounds the watch. The effect is both magical and luxurious, as the precious stones that surrounds the self-winding mechanism sparkle and glitter in the pearlescent illumination.

The grain of the stones echoes the grain of the “galuchat” stingray hide from which the strap of the Tondo by Night is crafted.

 

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When night falls, the show really begins. Rather like Andy Warhol’s fifteen minutes of fame, the watch stores energy when exposed to 15 minutes of either natural or artificial light.

Tondo by Night is restored life transforig the watch into a blaze of  exotic new colour shades, as well as lines that are re-sculpted by this luminescence.

 

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The watch continues to glow even when the projectors are switched off. Available in a variety of bright colours, the Tondo by Night dial is set with 60 precious gemstones including purple amethysts, yellow sapphires, green favourites, pink sapphires, orange sapphires or white diamonds.

 

 

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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