Master watchmaker Michel Parmigiani’s legacy of over 40 years in the industry, as well as his 70th birthday, are celebrated with the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Heritage ($17,700). As one of the most impactful forces in watchmaking, he has made numerous impressive contributions to modern horology. This year, Parmigiani Fleurier – the Maison he founded in 1996 – introduces the Toric Heritage, a limited-edition timepiece of 70 pieces.
Derived from the same DNA of the Toric – the first wristwatch Michel Parmigiani ever designed – this piece features a steel case and blue Grain d’Orge guilloche dial with Rhodium-plated 18-ct gold indexes and javelin-shaped hands with luminescent coating. Measuring 42.8mm in diameter with a thickness of 10mm, it features a sapphire crystal case back that showcases the beauty of the “Grain d’Orge” Guilloché finish also seen on the 18k solid gold rotor. Each piece is engraved and numbered.
Appropriately chosen to commemorate Michel’s milestone birthday, the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Heritage houses the COSC certified in-house Caliber PF441 and meets the most stringent standards for accuracy and reliability. The PF441 automatic winding movement has a variable inertia balance which ensures long term stability, greater shock resistance, and much less sensitivity to the watch wearing position for optimal isochronism. The double barrel allows for a more stable and linear distribution of energy which results in beating at 28,800-vph frequency and a 55-hour power reserve.
With a Hermès Abyss Blue alligator strap with steel folding clasp, the watch is water resistant up to 30 meters.
The watch retails for $17,700 USD and is available for pre-order at the brand’s ecomm page.