2017/11/01 Watches News


With “If there had to be only one” as its watchmaking philosophy, Parmigiani, a renowned name in Haute Horology, inspired by an unrivalled knowledge of watchmaking history, has been advancing towards a new balance and opulence since it was founded. In order to bring Parmigiani’s masterful watchmaking craftsmanship to a broader audience of premium mechanical timepieces aficionados. From 1st November to 31st December, 2017, Parmigiani has joined hands with Oriental Watch Company to present the most prestigious watch collections at the Oriental Watch flagship store, located in 100 Queen’s Road Central.

Exhibition details:
Date: 1st November to 31st December, 2017
Venue: Oriental Watch Company, 100 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Enquiry: (852) 3470 0009



Traditionally, the Toric family has included the most grand complications of all the Parmigiani Fleurier collections. 2017 sees the manufacture return to its roots as it unveils the Toric Chronomètre and Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde  , a contemporary interpretation of the first watch designed by Michel Parmigiani.

The new Toric Chronomètre has been redesigned so that the more delicate, elegant case sits more snugly on the wrist. The end of the strap and its attachment have been redesigned to reflect this and the lugs rendered more ergonomic, making it more comfortable to wear. The crown has also been made a more imposing feature. While retaining the collection’s signature codes — particularly the original knurled bezel — the Toric Chronomètre offers a vibrant yet understated appearance.

The case, available in white or red gold, encloses the COSC-certified PF331 proprietary calibre, whose components have all been painstakingly decorated. Each Toric Chronomètre is unique and meets the most stringent standards for accuracy and reliability demanded by the Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture.

The dials are available in black opaline or a white grained version, a skill that creates a captivating texture by hand-brushing the surface of the dial with a silver powder mixture. These two dials are brought to life by two slender Javelin hands, a date, a very subtle minute track around the circumference, and Arabic

The Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde is the ultimate traveller's timepiece. With its two time zones, it allows any two locations to be paired, and correct to the nearest minute. It even allows those locations with a half-hour or quarter-hour difference to be paired with full hour times set from the Greenwich meridian. 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 so that the time of day can be read in an instant for each time zone.

The calibre PF 317 also features an instant retrograde calendar, indicated by the third central hand. As it moves towards the last days of the month, the hand activates a spring which drives it back to number 1 with great force. This 240° movement is so fast that it cannot be seen with the naked eye. This self-winding movement has a double series-mounted barrel for improved isochronism and rate regularity, with a power reserve of 50 hours.