Master watchmaker and restorer Michel Parmigiani disclosed his first watch in 1996, the Toric. Recognized by its knurled bezel and agreeable extents, the Toric was reconsidered in a more contemporary key in 2017 with the Toric Chronomètre , and again in November 2018 with a classy hand-guilloché dial . The faultless tastefulness of this dress watch is given one more closet update with this Pre-SIHH 2019 Toric Chronomètre model with a slate-dim guilloché dial. Aside from the diverse tone on the dial, the 2019 model isn’t covered by the Qualité Fleurier seal yet another certification.
Toric or Doric? An Academic Watch
The Toric Chronomètre is substantially more than a basic three-hand and date watch. The measure of historical and scholarly references that roused the Toric are common of a watchmaker whose journey for esthetic concordance and mechanical flawlessness have prompted the absolute best watches available today. Old Greece and nature are his vital wellsprings of motivation and Parmigiani consistently begins the plan of his watches with the case.
The three-section 18k cleaned red gold instance of the Toric estimates 40.8mm and has a thin profile of simply 9.5mm. Applying the Golden Ratio/Divine Proportion (said to have been utilized by Phidias to make the Parthenon and the sculpture of Athena), Parmigiani saturates the case with exotic bends (notice the slanting hauls) and an engaging feeling of concordance and equilibrium. By rotating smooth gadroons with the knurling on the bezel, the Toric summons the fluted Doric segments of Ancient Greece, the particular knurling on the bezel of the Toric is handcrafted by a specialist in the Jura – a similar one who has knurled all the Toric bezels since 1997.
Knurling is uncommon workmanship and comprises in controlling the material with a toothed wheel that engravings indents into the metal. Indeed, even the 6mm crown is the work has been knurled by hand. The outcome is a novel, ventured case that uncovers its magnificence in the details.
Guilloche with Infinite spirals
Once once more, Parmigiani has applied the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci’s twistings on the dial, “reproducing the congruity that is wherever in nature“. Executed totally by hand, the rice grain guillochage copies concentric examples that can be found in the regular world. Be it the course of action of scales on a pine cone, or the winding development of a nautilus shell, the guilloché designs on the slate-dark add a component of refined dynamism.
Like the past Toric Chronomètre models, the dial highlights applied rose gold Arabic numerals – like the Hindu-Arabic numerals that Fibonacci advocated in Western Europe in the 13th century – a tactful moment track and a mark triple date window at 6 o’clock. The hyper-exquisite spear formed hour and moment hands have a dash of iridescence in their tips and the focal seconds hand includes a bow moon counterweight.
The fundamental contrast between this pre-SIHH 2019 model and the 2018 model is the replacement of the words Qualité Fleurier in the cartouche on the dial over the date window (you can find out about the demanding five phases of confirmation requested by the Qualité Fleurier Seal in Xavier’s top to bottom article here ). The words QUALITE FLEURIER have been supplanted by the word CHRONOMETRE.
Powering the Toric Chronomètre is the programmed, in-house type PF441, which is COSC-confirmed as a chronometer – another reference to its chronometry status is engraved on the red gold caseback. The previous versions of the Toric Chronomètre were controlled by type PF331 and PF331-QF respectively.
The development for the hours, minutes, focal seconds and date runs at a standard 28,800vph and, with its coupled barrels, offers a greatest force save of 55 hours. As we’ve come to anticipate from Parmigiani, the development has been done to an extremely elevated expectation with Côtes de Genève enhancement and slanted extensions, with the feature, obviously, being the strong gold rotor. Utilizing hand-guilloché, the rotor is improvement with a grain pattern.
The Toric Chronomètre with a slate-dim guilloché dial comes with a tan shaded gator lash made for the brand by Hermès with a red gold ardillon clasp. The cost has not been officially declared, yet expect around EUR 20,000. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, counsel www.parmigiani.com .