Toric Petite Seconde Platinum

Reference# PFC940-2010004-300181


    • Details
    • Description
    • Case: 950 Platinum with knurled bezel
    • Size: 40.6mm x 8.8mm
    • Movement: PF780 – Manual winding manufacture movement in 18CT rose gold with small seconds
    • Function: Hours, minutes, small seconds
    • Power Reserve: approximately 60 hrs
    • Water Resistance: 30m
    • Dial: Grey Celadon, hand-grained Indexes: 18ct gold rhodium-plated appliques
    • Caseback: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire Engraving on case back: serial number - “PARMIGIANI FLEURIER”
    • Hands: Hours and minutes: Alpha-shaped
    • Strap/Bracelet: allgator

    Toric is making an exciting comeback in 2024.  While it has obviously evolved, one element has remained constant over time: the knurled bezel, which is today part of the collections signed Parmigiani Fleurier.

    The gold dial is grained and bevelled. Graining is a finishing technique that gives the surface a mattified texture of exceptional fineness. This method involves the careful application of a special mixture on the dial, composed of cream of tartar, crushed sea salt, and silver, mixed with demineralized water to create a homogeneous paste.  The application of this paste, followed by delicate polishing with specific brushes, generates an exceptionally regular and soft surface, characterized by a dispersion of light that visually softens the dial, making it unique.

    Inspired by a “vintage” aesthetic from the 1960s, the Toric dials are not uniformly flat but chevé. Their edges drop slightly to rest against the inner face of the case, presenting a level difference. This “chevé” technique is inspired by the manufacture of watch glasses, an also ancient traditional technique. The glass is shaped in the watch case. Unlike flat or slightly domed glasses, bevelled glasses are curved or rounded to perfectly match the contour of the watch case. 

    With Toric, Parmigiani Fleurier is not just offering a new collection of watches; it invites a deeper reflection on what it means to be elegant in the contemporary world.