Three of the most loved complications in Haute Horlogerie – minute repeater, tourbillon and ceaseless schedule – are joined in this remarkable watch, a one of a kind Parmigiani Fleurier piece that retails for simply under a large portion of 1,000,000 Swiss Francs. The Tecnica Ombre Noire comes in a 45mm rose gold case with an unbelievable hand-guilloché dial. The combination of the sparkling rose gold case and the dim attractive dial is dazzling, however the watch isn’t altogether new. In 2014, Parmigiani Fleurier dispatched a restricted release of five Tecnica Ombre Blanche watches – without the extravagant guilloché dial. The never-ending schedule capacities are conveniently masterminded in three interconnected sub-dials with a fourth dial dedicated to the one-minute tourbillon. Yet, stand by a moment, where is the slider to enact the moment repeater? Peruse on to discover more about this excellent masterpiece.
From the Toric to the Tecnica
The Toric holds an exceptional spot in Michel Parmigiani’s heart; it was his first watch. Divulged in 1996, the Toric has become a mainstay of Parmigiani Fleurier’s profoundly broadened group of watch assortments. In the event that there is one viewpoint that joins the various families it is Michel Parmigiani’s careful thoughtfulness regarding case configuration, going from the class and tranquility of the round Tonda to the prolonged lines of the Kalpa , from the Ovale to the outrageous dynamism of the Bugatti . The Toric is no special case and has a round amicably proportioned case with trademark gadroons and knurling.
The measure of chronicled and scholarly references that motivated the Toric – you can figure out its beginning on this intelligent page – are run of the mill of a watchmaker whose journey for esthetic amicability and mechanical flawlessness have prompted probably the best watches available today. Old Greece, the Golden Ration and nature are his vital wellsprings of motivation and Michel Parmigiani consistently begins the plan of his watches with the case. In the course of recent years, the Toric has housed the absolute most renowned horological complications – tourbillon, GMT , chronograph, ceaseless schedule, minute repeater with cathedral tolls, meandering hours – just as easier three-hand and date models with the Toric Qualité Fleurier and Toric Chronomètre models. However, in the event that truly the Tecnica watches were individuals from the Toric assortment, this has changed. Parmigiani needed to make the Tecnica an assortment in its own privilege by qualifying it as the most renowned assortment of the assembling, with each watch in the assortment being a piece unique.
In the name of amicability and proportion
Similar in measurements to the Toric Quaestor and Toric Capitole minute repeaters, the Tecnica Ombre Noir tips the scales at 45mm with a case thickness of 13mm. The case is produced using 18k cleaned rose gold and highlights the notorious and delightfully styled tear drags and the crown styled like a shortened Doric column.
However, the instance of the Tecnica Ombre Noir is marginally not the same as other Tecnica models. For one, the knurling on the bezel has been eliminated and migrated to the edge of the case. What’s more, for a generally excellent explanation; as you will have seen, this watch doesn’t include a pusher on the slider of the case for the moment repeater. All things being equal, the moment repeater is astutely initiated at the bezel and the knurled gold edge is intended for better grip.
Rose gold was picked to upgrade the reverberation of the moment repeater cathedral rings. Like other Parmigiani models, the unmistakable knurling on the bezel is hand tailored by an expert in the Jura – a similar one who has knurled all the Toric bezels since 1997. Maybe the lone component that is re-appropriated at Parmigiani is the tie, and this pièce extraordinary comes with a shrewd Hermès dark gator tie with a rose gold pin buckle.
Executed totally by hand, the grain de riz or ‘rice grain’ guilloché on the dial imitates concentric examples propelled by the common world (nautilus shell) and adds a component of surface and dynamism to the composition. Applied rose gold Arabic numerals at 12, 2, 4, 8 and 10 o’clock, rich tightened records, an inconspicuous moment track and the notable Delta-formed hands (to pay tribute to Athena’s lance) are all trademark Parmigiani contacts. Notwithstanding the guilloché treatment of the dial compared to the white finish dial form, the Tecnica Ombre Noir has supplanted a portion of the Arabic numerals on the dial for tightened files loaning the watch a cleaner, less jumbled face.
In the upper piece of the dial, three sub-counters transfer the interminable schedule data – month at 9 o’clock with jump year sign, date at 12 o’clock with power hold marker, and day of the week at 3 o’clock – while the one-minute tourbillon is set in a gap at 6 o’clock. The course of action of the counters is pleasingly even and amicable and incredibly simple to consult.
A profoundly complex in-house hand-wound development drives the three thousand complications of the Tecnica Ombre Noir just as the force save and the hour and moment signs. Estimating 29.9mm in breadth with a thickness of 7.7mm, type PH351 has 504 components, beats at a recurrence of 3 Hz/21,600vph and offers a force save of 42 hours. Despite the fact that we have at this point to respect this excellence in the metal, the completions are with regards to the lofty idea of every one of Parmigiani’s watches with Côtes de Genève embellishment, angled extensions and perlage.
Price and limitation
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tecnica Ombre Noir is a novel piece and retails for CHF 490,000. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit parmigiani.com .