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The Parmigiani Fleurier we know today may be known for their intricate dials, but it can go the opposite direction and still make a memorable collection. Case in point: the Toric collection. When put side by side with other models from Parmigiani, the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre would probably pale in appearance as it does not have a distinct shape or a dial with an elaborate design. But it is special for this very reason, and also because of the fact that it is the closest to founder Michel Parmigiani’s vision when he started his company in 1996.
Release Date & Price
Release date: 2017
The Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre is similar in appearance to the original timepiece in the 1990s, except a tad larger. It is simple yet elegant, and is meant to appeal to fans of the brand with updated and minimalist tastes.
- Case diameter: 40.8mm
- Case thickness: 9.50mm
- Case: polished 18k white or rose gold
- Sapphire crystal
- Water resistance: 30m
- Movement: PF331, automatic
- Power reserve: 55 hours
- Functions: Date, hours, minutes, small second
- Strap: Black Hermès alligator strap
Depending on preferences, the Toric Chronomètre may impress or underwhelm. Those who find other Parmigiani models over the top may like the Toric Chronomètre’s minimalist design and legible dial. Regardless, behind the dial is a COSC-certified movement, the in-house PF331, so you can be guaranteed of its precision and accuracy. If you want to marvel at the inner workings of the watch, you can do so through the caseback made in sapphire crystal. Another significant feature of the timepiece is its meticulously made case. It’s not the first to get your attention, but taking notice of the case will reveal lugs and a bezel that is complicated but looks put together, having a premium feel.
From afar, the dial may look dressy, but the Arabic numerals that deviate from the convention may be a deal breaker for some. For those looking to flaunt their exquisite Swiss luxury watches, this may not be the first choice too as it requires a closer look before one can say that it is a work from an expert. The Hermès alligator strap may make up for it, but as with others made with the same material, it needs some maintenance. The dial can also cause glaring, lessening the readability of the watch under less desirable lighting, and the price is a bit steep compared to other similar-looking models.
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