Hands-On – Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre, A Contemporary Interpretation Of The Brand’s First Watch

By rolex
April 6, 2021
6 min read

Traditionally speaking, Parmigiani has consistently saved the Toric name for its most complex pieces, like the Toric Quaestor Labyrinthe or the Toric Resonance 3 . In 2017 in any case, we’re getting an alternate sort of Toric timepiece. One that is more repressed, innately less complex and through and through magnificent. Meet the new Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre, a contemporary translation of the primary watch planned by Michel Parmigiani, which shows the time and date as it were. Obviously, there are a couple of additional embellishments that make this watch something beyond your standard three-hander with a date. This is Parmigiani all things considered. Peruse on to learn more.

Throwback to the first Parmigiani watch

Michel Parmigiani got his beginning in watch-production like so many of the other extraordinary free watch-creators; in watch rebuilding and fix. He set up his own company in 1976 and throughout the following years acquired a standing among watch historical centers and authorities, who searched out his particular skill for complex reclamation occupations. During the 1980s this fortunate standing prompted him being appointed the errand of keeping up the Maurice-Yves Sandoz collection.

Eventually he would come to build up a solid working relationship with Pierre Landolt, leader of the Sandoz Family Foundation, with the two holding over their common love for watchmaking. Quick forward one more decade or something like that and Michel Parmigiani, with the monetary support of the Sandoz family, was at long last ready to procure the creation means and assets to make a brand that would bear his own name.

This advantageously takes us back to the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre timepiece we are taking a gander at today. As I implied momentarily in the presentation, this new model, uncovered at SIHH recently, depends on the principal watch planned by Michel Parmigiani in 1996; the double cross zone Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Memory Time. It merits making the qualification here that this is a reevaluation of the first model, not an amusement thus while there are a few common plan attributes, the Toric Chronomètre is its very own lot watch.

The 2017 Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre

For a beginning, it’s introduced in a bigger, 40.8mm three-section case, much more qualified to the present current tastes. It’s accessible in your decision of 18ct white or red gold and has been planned in light of comfort. It quantifies simply 9.5mm thick and sits cozily on the wrist because of the ergonomic plan of the drags, ideal for a downplayed dress watch expected to be worn for pretty much any event. Where things truly get fascinating however is in the development of the case, especially the unmistakable bezel.

As you may know as of now, Michel Parmigiani is an engineering intellectual. Indeed, when he was more youthful he considered seeking after engineering as a vocation as opposed to watchmaking. As anyone might expect at that point, every one of his plans are vigorously affected by his adoration for design and no place is this more evident than in the Toric assortment. What makes this arrangement of watches unique – stylishly talking – is the bezel, which substitutes gadroons and knurling. Mr. Parmigiani obviously put together this plan with respect to the design of a Doric segment and afterward consolidated the twisting development of a sharp shell he found on a sea shore in Malaysia. As you can find in the image over, the impact is very articulated in the first model he made, in spite of the fact that it has been refined to some degree in the new Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre.

The bezel’s knurling — the Toric’s mark — is, as indicated by Parmigiani, made by the solitary specialist in Val-de-Travers to have this expertise and he is the very man that has been working with Mr. Parmigiani since 1996. This craftsmanship comprises of controlling the material with a wheel that leaves the engraving of its scores in the metal. Accordingly, each knurl is interesting and any mix-up methods disposing of the bezel and starting from the very beginning once more. The outcome is a special, ventured case that uncovers its magnificence in the details.

Like the first model, the Toric Chronomètre highlights gold, lance molded hands and a spotless, appealing dial. The Roman numerals have been supplanted by Arabic ones, giving the watch a substantially more current feel and truly opening-up the dial pleasantly. Simply over six o’clock there is an “open” date window, which shows the current date just as the previous and continuing date. By and by, I am not especially a devotee of this style of date show however on this watch, it really works, as I might suspect a solitary date opening would have been too little given the field of clear space on the dial. Besides, the brilliant edge around the gap gives a pleasant piece of difference and draws the eye.

Powering the Toric Chronomètre is the programmed, in-house type PF 331, which is COSC affirmed as a chronometer, henceforth the name. It runs at a standard 28,800 vph and offers a maximum force save of 55-hours. As you presumably speculated from the dial, it is fit for showing the time and date as it were. As we’ve come to anticipate from Parmigiani, the development has been done to an elevated requirement, with the feature obviously being the strong gold, engraved rotor. Comprised of 220 sections, it is noticeable through the sapphire caseback.

The Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre is accessible in either your decision of 18k red or white gold with either a dark opaline or white grained dial. Every one of the four varieties have been combined with a Hermès croc tie and coordinating 18k gold buckle. Price: EUR 16,900www.parmigiani.com .


Technical Specifications –  Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre

  • Case: 40.8mm breadth x 9.50mm thickness – 3-section – cleaned 18k white or rose gold – Sapphire precious stone on the two sides – 30m water resistant
  • Movement: PF331 – programmed – 4Hz recurrence – 55h force hold –  220 parts (32 gems) – hours, minutes, little second, date
  • Strap: Black Hermès crocodile lash with coordinating 18k gold buckle
  • References: PFC423-1201400-HA1441; PFC423-1202400-HA1441; PFC423-1601400-HA1441; PFC423-1602400-HA1441