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Parmigiani Fleurier - Toric Chronomètre Slate

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre Slate

A pre-SIHH new model featuring a captivating slate-coloured guilloché dial.

Followig the introduction in 2017 of the Toric Chronomètre, a contemporary reworking of the first watch designed by Michel Parmigiani, the brand new unveils a new version featuring a hand-guilloché dial that evokes the spiral pattern of a pine cone. The arrangement of the scales on a pine cone is one of the innumerable examples of the Golden Ratio seen in the natural world. "The decoration is so captivating because it is based on the Golden Ratio", says Michel Parmigiani. "Within it, you see Fibonacci's spirals, reproducing a harmony that is everywhere in nature." 

On the slate-coloured dial, the elliptical Parmigiani Fleurier logo and the word "Chronomètre" used by COSC (Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) stand out from the decoration at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock.  The javelin-shaped hands are semi-openworked, making them even more discreet to complement the subtle minute track around the circumference and the finely proportioned Arabic numerals.

Toric Chronomètre Slate

Toric Chronomètre Slate © Parmigiani Fleurier

The Toric's aesthetic impact and unique character come from its bezel, which features a hand-knurled design. Since the Toric was created in 1997, each piece has passed through the expert hands of the same craftsman in Le Noirmont (Jura), who has produced every one of the Toric bezels. Knurling is a rare and distinctive art; it consists of manipulating the material with a wheel that leaves the imprint of its notches in the metal. This work requires the craftsman to be both delicate and firm. Before starting, he must remain composed, as even a single imperfection will mean starting again from the beginning. Each knurling design is unique, just like each Toric.

The 40,8 mm red gold case houses the COSC-certified PF441 proprietary calibre. Its 2 series-coupled barrels deliver a 55-power reserve. The movement measures the passage of time in its most elemental form: hours, minutes, seconds and date. All of the components have been meticulously decorated to Haute Horlogerie standards - Côte de Genève and bevelled bridges.

Toric Chronomètre Slate

© Parmigiani Fleurier

The watch is completed by a Hermès tan-coloured alligator strap with red gold ardillon buckle.

Lecture 1 Comment(s)

18 January 2019
Brian Ssengo
Wow what an exquisite watch

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