The Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Heritage Celebrates Michel Parmigianiâs Legacy

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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.

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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.

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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.

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