Toric Qualité FleurierReference# PFC422-1200100-HA1441Manufacturer's retail price: $24,500.00Compare
- Case: 18-karat white gold
- Size: 40.8mm
- Movement: automatic winding manufacture caliber PF331-QF
- Function: date
- Power Reserve: approximately 55 hours
- Water Resistance: 30m
- Dial: hand-guilloché
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Hands: luminous, javelin-shaped
- Strap/Bracelet: Hermés alligator
In 2004, Parmigiani Fleurier co-founded the Fleurier Quality Foundation, which certifies the watchmaker's prestigious watches. This year, the brand pays tribute to the first watch created by Michel Parmigiani – the Toric – by successfully subjecting it to the five formidable stages of the Fleurier Quality certification, which tests the watch's movement; the reliability of its rate; and also certifies the high-quality craftsmanship of every component. This is the first time that the Fleurier Quality stamp has adorned a Toric watch, constituting a symbolic accolade for Parmigiani Fleurier.
Each Toric bearing the Fleurier Quality stamp must fulfill five strict evaluation criteria for the piece as a whole. These relate to the following requirements: 100% Swiss-Made; an exemplary aesthetic finish on each component; compliant with COSC certification; compliant with Chronofiable certification (shock resistance, wear resistance); having passed the Fleuritest (a unique wearing simulator). All of these additional criteria guarantee superior timekeeping performance.
The Knurled Case: The Toric Qualité Fleurier bears the distinctive signature of all Toric watches. Its bezel consists of two gadroons separated by a knurled surface, according to a harmonious proportion based on the Golden Ratio. A craftsman realises the knurling by hand for each Toric manufactured since 1997. This rare technique involves the manual fluting of material with a wheel that imprints notches into the metal. The bezel turns between 100 and 1,000 times to obtain a perfect knurling and each watch is therefore unique.
Hand-Guilloché Dial: The Toric Qualité Fleurier calls on the ultimate dial craftsmanship: the hand-guilloché. The dial’s surface is minutely decorated with a “grain of rice” pattern revealing a striking play of light. Each guilloché dial is unique, bearing the unique touch and sensitivity of the artisan that made it.