Toric Tourbillon Slate: a Watches & Wonders special
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For the launch of the Watches & Wonders digital platform, Parmigiani Fleurier introduced the new, distinguished timepiece – Toric Tourbillon Slate. The ultra-thin PF517 movement features a platinum micro-rotor, bridges with Côtes de Genève decoration, and a flying tourbillon. To keep the timepiece as slim as possible, the tourbillon is integrated in the movement’s main plate. Additionally, the position of the tourbillon at 7 o’clock on the dial is a nod to the brand’s founder, Michel Parmigiani as he was born at 7:08 am on December 2nd, 1950.
The tourbillon is in harmony with the barley grain guilloché pattern of the slate-coloured dial and is housed within a rose gold case. The latter is inspired by Ancient Greek Doric columns and features a gaudron and knurling bezel. Furthermore, the colour of the javelin hour and minute hands echoes the rose gold of the case.
Speaking of the timing of the launch, Davide Traxler, CEO of Parmigiani Fleurier said, “We would like to congratulate the FHH on the creation of the new Watches & Wonders digital platform. Our Manufacture is proud to be part of this new project and introduce the Toric Tourbillon Slate, a timepiece that embodies our values: high horology and a contemporary interpretation of the teachings of the past.”
Initially introduced in 1996 for the launch of the brand, the Toric was the first watch case designed by Michel Parmigiani. This new tourbillon timepiece now joins other haute horlogerie pieces in the Toric collection.
Case: Polished 18-ct red gold Dimensions: Ø 42.8 mm, thickness: 9.45 mm, crown: Ø 6 mm Glass: anti-reflective sapphire, Back: sapphire Back engraving: individual number and « EDITION LIMITEE XX/25»
Dial: Colour: Slate Finishing: Guilloché “Grain de Riz” Indexes: 18-ct rose gold
Hands: Javelin-shaped with luminescent coating
Caliber: PF517, Automatic Extra-thin Flying Tourbillon movement