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Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Qualité Fleurier

This is the first time that the Fleurier Quality stamp adorns a Toric watch.

Fourteen years ago, Parmigiani Fleurier co-founded the Fleurier Quality Foundation, which certifies the watchmaker's prestigious watches. In 2018, the brand is paying tribute to the first watch created by Michel Parmigiani – the Toric – by successfully subjecting it to the five stages of the Fleurier Quality certification, which tests the watch's movement, the reliability of its rate and also certifies the high-quality craftsmanship of every component.

The Toric Qualité Fleurier bears the distinctive feature of all Toric models: a bezel formed of two gadroons alternating with knurling based on the harmonious proportions of the golden ratio. An artisan has created the knurling by hand on every Toric produced since 1997. This rare form of craftsmanship consists of manipulating the material with a wheel that leaves the imprint of its notches in the metal. The bezel must be rotated somewhere between 100 and 1,000 times to obtain a perfectly knurled result. Every Toric case middle is unique, instantly showcasing the prestige of the Toric Qualité Fleurier.

Toric Qualité Fleurier

Hand-guilloché dial and knurled case © Parmigiani Fleurier

The dial of the Toric Qualité Fleurier calls on the ultimate dial-crafting skill: hand-guillochage. The surface of the dial is intricately decorated with a "rice grain" pattern. Guided by an expert's hand, the guillochage gives the piece a shine unequalled by any numerically controlled machine that is instantly recognisable by the experienced observer. Each dial is therefore unique, just like the knurled bezel, and bears the special touch and sensitivity of the artisan who produced it. The Toric Qualité Fleurier is enhanced by solid gold appliques and javelin-shaped hands that elegantly mark the passing of time.

Toric Qualité Fleurier

The two versions of the Toric Qualité Fleurier © Parmigiani Fleurier

The Toric Fleurier Quality is available in two versions, with a red gold or 18ct white gold case measuring 40.8 mm in diameter. This 3-hand and date timepiece houses the PF331-QF automatic movement offering 55 hours of power reserve. It is worn on a Hermès leather strap secured by a gold pin buckle.

Toric Qualité Fleurier

PF331-QF automatic movement © Parmigiani Fleurier

The five criteria of the Fleurier Quality Certification

The Fleurier Quality stamp certifies flawless technical and aesthetic craftsmanship in a watch. All Fleurier Quality watches must meet the following requirements:

• 100% made in Switzerland
• High-quality craftsmanship
• COSC – Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute
• The Chronofiable test
• The Fleuritest

The brand

One of the more recent success stories of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Parmigiani Fleurier emerged from the close relationship between watchmaker Michel Parmigiani and the Sandoz Family Foundation.

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