|Quick specs Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde
Price: € 25.900 | $ 29.500 | approx. £ 26,900
Size: 42.8 mm
The round-cased Toric collection is the first design made by Parmigiani Fleurier in 1996. A restored pocket watch served as the inspiration for Michel Parmigiani. This Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde is the second model in the new Toric collection. With second time zone and retrograde date.
The second time zone is one of the most practical complications on an watch. The one on this Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde is not just a crude one, each time zone can be accurate to the nearest minute.
A quite technical thing, so let’s do an explanation step by step. A module is indexed to the main movement in order to govern the second time zone. By pulling out the small crown at 2 o’clock, the module is disengaged from the movement, meaning that it can be adjusted independently of the second time zone, to the nearest minute. When the crown is pressed back in, the movement and the module re-engage and the second time zone is re-indexed to the first so that they operate simultaneously with the desired interval.
The main complication of the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde is also available on the Tonda models
The main crown at 4 o’clock is used to wind the movement and set the time of the two paired time zones. Each of the time zones is associated with a window, which provides the day/night indication. With this, the time of day can be read in an instant for each time zone.
It all houses in a classic looking 22-carat pink gold case with Parmigiani’s own self-winding PF317 caliber. It provides a power-reserve of 50 hours. The Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde comes on a black alligator leather strap from Hermès. Very classic and distinguished. If you want a more modern looking version of the two time zones complication, take a look at the Parmigiani Tonda Hémisphères.
technical data Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde
Parmigiani Fleurier PF317 | Automatic | Diameter: 35.6 mm / 15¾ lignes | Thickness: 5.45 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 28 | Parts: 16 | Côtes de Genève, bevelled bridges | Hours, minutes, small seconds, retrograde date, day/night indicator, GMT | Power-reserve: 50 hours
|Case & dial:
42.8 mm | 22-carat pink gold | Anti-reflective sapphire crystal with sapphire case back | Knurled bezel | White grained dial with pink gold indices and javelin shaped hands | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Black Hermès alligator leather
|Price Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde:
€ 25.900 | $ 29.500 | approx. £ 26,900