Last year’s Toric Chronometre was a beautiful watch. The simple case shape and dial and three-tiered, part-scalloped bezel were pure classicism, complete with Michel Parmigiani’s obsession with the Golden Ratio. Now though, it has received a substantial upgrade in the form of the Toric Qualité Fleurier.
Some of the upgrades are obvious. The engine-turned dial is an example of Parmigiani’s exceptional finishing; in fact, barely an inch of the watch doesn’t have some kind of traditional embellishment. That’s not the full extent of the Qualité though.
That particular word refers to the Qualité Fleurier seal, a certification of both finishing and performance. It’s like a lovechild of the Poincon de Geneve and Omega’s Master Chronometer certifications.
Take it with a pinch of salt, given that only Parmigiani have access to the tests, but they are rigorous – far more so than COSC. It might be a little restricted, but it is still proof of phenomenal quality. And hey, at thev very least, the Toric Qualité Fleurier is an absolutely beautiful watch.
Price & Specs:
- Model name: Parmigiani Toric Qualité Fleurier (Ref: PFC422-1200100-HA1441, PFC422-1600100-HA1441)
- Dial/Case: 40.8mm diameter, 9.5mm thickness, 18ct pink or white gold
- Movement: Calibre PF331-qf, Self Winding/Automatic, Fleurier Quality, Chronometer (Cosc)
Water resistance: 30m
- Power reserve: 55h
- Price: €24,500
More information: www.parmigiani.com