Elegant and classic with timeless beauty, the Toric watches feature technical watch complications that are very particular: tourbillon, chronograph, perpetual calendar, cathedral minute repeater… as well as other rarer complications, such as the poetic display of passing hours on the Toric Capitole.
The Maison’s founding piece -
Presented in 1996 at the brand’s inauguration, the Toric is Parmigiani Fleurier’s first wristwatch. Based on the “golden ratio”, its aesthetic is reflected in its case inspired by Greek columns. The hand-crafted knurling and the prestigious watch complications it contains make each Toric case unique.
PARMIGIANI TORIC TOURBILLON ROSE GOLD SLATE DIAL
The three-part case of the Toric Tourbillon Slate is crafted in 18k red gold, polished with the hallmark knurled bezel and sloping lugs. The diameter is 42.8mm and the profile is 9.45mm. The dial is decorated with a hypnotic rice grain guilloché pattern that mimics the concentric patterns that can be found on a pine cone (Fibonacci spiral).
Executed entirely by hand, the slate grey background is offset with applied red gold Arabic numerals and elegant, partially skeletonised, golden javelin-style hour and minute hands with luminescent tips. The 60-second tourbillon is off-centred at 7 o’clock and an external track doubles up as a small seconds indicator. The flying tourbillon cage is reputedly one of the lightest cages. Weighing just 0.255 grams, it is crafted from titanium.
The sapphire crystal caseback reveals the in-house PF517 automatic extra-thin flying tourbillon movement. Like all Parmigiani watches, the movement is beautifully decorated and features circular Côtes de Genève, hand-bevelled bridges and a barleycorn guilloché engraving on the platinum micro-rotor. With 207 parts, a 3Hz frequency and a power reserve of 48h, the movement measures 32mm diameter and has an ultra-thin height of 3.4mm.
The Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Tourbillon Slate in 18k red gold comes with a Havana alligator strap made for Parmigiani by Hermès and is attached to the wrist with a red gold pin buckle. The model is a limited edition of 25 pieces.