Since the SIHH 2017, Parmigiani has relaunched the Toric assortment, bringing it back in hyper-complex releases as well as in more straightforward renditions, as the Toric Qualité Fleurier and the Toric Chronomètre – two watches with time-and-date shows, which were re-versions of Michel Parmigiani’s first watch. Nonetheless, PF doesn’t fail to remember its top of the line assortment and as a feature of the pre-SIHH 2019 curiosities, the brand introduces another adaptation of the eminent and original Toric Capitole, presently in Rose Gold/Brown Dial – with a combination of a chiming complication and wandering hours.
Surprisingly, the Toric assortment by Parmigiani Fleurier houses probably the most exemplary models of the brand – with the “vintage” inspired Toric Qualité Fleurier , the Toric Chronomètre and the Toric Hémisphère Rétrograde – however it likewise comprises the most top of the line bits of the brand – think minute repeaters or tourbillons. PF will introduce another rendition of the time-and-date model for the SIHH 2019 (more in the coming days), and there will likewise be another model on the far edge of the range. Complex, original and extraordinary, it is an exhibition of the brand’s savoir-faire.
This 2019 Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Capitole depends on an existing model, which was circumspectly introduced at the SIHH 2018, again as a pièce unique. On the off chance that in fact nothing has changed, the brand now offers a new shading combination just as another dial. For the event, this watch is currently accessible in a combination of a 18k rose gold case – measuring 45mm in breadth and as yet relying on the mark Toric case, with gadroons and knurling – with a rose gold guilloché dial and different brown accents – resulting in a warm watch.
One of the two fascinating parts of this Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Capitole (the subsequent one is on the converse side) lies in its presentation. Customary hands are not utilized here however instead a combination of wandering hours and minutes on a track – supposed area time indication. Inspired by the pocket watch made by Perrin Frères dating from the mid 19th century, and now possessed by the Sandoz Foundation (proprietor of PF), this module, straightforwardly coincided with the hour wheel, incorporates a rotating framework comprising three planetary cog wheels with four arms, each finish of which bears a numeral to indicate the hour (1 to 12). The time is shown in a semi-circle on the upper portion of the bezel, on a dial comprising 60-minute indexes.
This uncommon presentation isn’t the solitary delicacy found in the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Capitole. As you would have seen, the left half of the case includes a trigger, indicating the presence of a minute repeater complication. To improve the sound, PF decided to equip the Toric Capitole with cathedral gongs, which are snaked twice around the development – meaning any longer than typical gongs, amplifying the acoustic quality compared with a single set. The development, fabricated in-house, is magnificently finished.
This new form of the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Capitole is an interesting piece – which will be shown at the SIHH 2019 – and its cost may be given upon demand. More subtleties at www.parmigiani.com .