Parmigiani Fleurier – Toric Chronometer
Unveiled at the SIHH 2017, the new Toric Chronometer is available with a white gold or red glod case and a dial in black opaline or a delicate white grained version. The case is inspired by the columns of Ancient Greece, with this aesthetic taken up by the gadroons and knurling.
As evidenced by the certification number engraved on the PF331 proprietary calibre (an automatic movement powering the hours, minutes, seconds and date, and offering a 55-hour power reserve) assembled with components of the highest quality, each Toric Chronometer is unique and meets the most stringent standards for accuracy and reliability.
With this note, you will understand what I mean when I state this Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Meteorite white dial (debuted on aBlogtoWatch here) will be regarded as a future (as well as a modern) exotic dial for the Tonda 1950 collection. Parmigiani overall is excellent at making piece unique or otherwise rare versions of the watches, gradually seeding the planet with increasingly more exotic watch dials (and they do create some of the coolest ones on the market). This watch already understands its potential (the one it hopes for) because it says “Edition Speciale” on the back of this case, as a fantastic bottle of tequila might.Forget not that Parmigiani also makes this titanium-cased variant of the 39mm wide Tonda 1950 with other meteorite dial colours including black and a metallic blue (which also comes in a gold case if you prefer). White-colored meteorite is not common probably because seeing the dial details is not as easy with the lower-contrasting colours of a white dial. Thus, it might be reasonable for a watchmaker to not expect as much demand for a subtle version of a dial that people buy for its visual pattern.If there’s just another matter Grand Seiko has taught us it’s that watch fans, even today, love subtle information on a dial that are not always clear from afar. I’m speaking of course of the Grand Seiko “Snowflake” dial, which can be white with a light feel that’s invisible by a few feet away. There will be people collectors who appreciate the appealing geometric geography of chopped meteorite, but who at precisely the exact same time appreciate a little bit of privacy and discretion. I’m not sure I could pick that type of person out of a crowd, but I understand them to stand out there.