Parmigiani Fleurier: Toric Chronomètre24 January 2017
The first watch designed by Michel Parmigiani, each new version of the Toric has features which render it a unique experience. Is approach is the driving force behind this signature haute horlogerie collection, which has come to symbolise both innovation and culture.
Its case “40.8mm” is inspired by the columns of Ancient Greece, with this aesthetic taken up by the gadroons and knurling. The masterpieces of the past are a fascinating source of inspiration for the Manufacture because of their ability to become a part of history, a principle as central to watchmaking as is the quest for accuracy. The Toric Chronomètre combines these two aspirations in remarkable fashion.
As evidenced by the certification number engraved on the PF331 proprietary calibre, assembled with components of the highest quality, each Toric Chronomètre is unique and meets the most stringent standards for accuracy and reliability.
To ensure perfect harmony of substance and form, Parmigiani Fleurier opted for a case structure which frames the wrist. The case, made from white gold or red gold, has been redesign. The curved contours inject a certain dynamism into the design. The end of the strap and its attachment have been redesigned to reflect this, and the lugs given a more functional, ergonomic makeover. The crown has also been made a more imposing feature.
This elegance can be seen in the dial, available in black opaline or a delicate white grained version. This hand-crafted finish consists of creating a unique textured background by brushing the surface of the dial with a mixture of salt and silver powder. It is brought to life by two long Javelin hands, a date, a very subtle minute track around the circumference, and Arabic numerals. This piece comes with a black Alligator strap. (Price €.16.900).