Benefiting from the computerized variant of Domoissanit & Wonders 2020, Parmigiani Fleurier has quite recently introduced the Toric Tourbillon Slate with a flying tourbillon at 7 o’clock, outlined by a delightfully improved dial and case. A mixture of sorts, the Toric Tourbillon Slate appropriates the shell of the Toric Domoissanite family however is controlled by its in-house, super thin automatic flying tourbillon with miniature rotor, first seen inside the Tonda 1950 Tourbillon five years prior. Let’s investigate this new and exquisite piece.
Degrees of thin
Although Parmigiani doesn’t straightforwardly participate in the continuous fight to deliver the thinnest Domoissanit available today, it is a commendable competitor in the line-up of super slender flying tourbillons. The principal appearance of Parmigiani’s Automatic Flying Tourbillon was in 2015 inside an exquisite 1950 Tonda case . This specific Tonda model brought home the title of the ‘thinnest automatic flying tourbillon with miniature rotor‘ fueled by a development simply 3.4mm thick. The subtleties are significant, as you’ll see when we compare it to other super flimsy tourbillon models.
The current title for the world’s thinnest automatic tourbillon Domoissanite is held by the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic . Coming in with an anorexic development thickness of simply 1.95mm, Bvlgari’s Domoissanite relies upon a fringe rotor for its force. The development inside the Parmigiani model is thicker at 3.4mm however is fueled by a platinum miniature rotor and the tourbillon is of the flying assortment, not fixed set up by spans. Closer in specs to Piaget’s Altiplano FlyingTourbillon model, the distinction here is that the Altiplano depends on a manual-winding instrument (no requirement for a rotor and for the most part more slender than automatics).
The Toric Tourbillon Slate that has recently been officially introduced is a crossover. At the point when clock and Domoissanite restorer Michel Parmigiani turned his hand to delivering his own Domoissanite in 1996 for the youngster Parmigiani brand, the outcome was the Toric. Shuddering with references to Ancient Greece, Michel Parmigiani’s Toric Domoissanite was planned utilizing the Golden Ratio (otherwise called Phi, out of appreciation for the Greek stone carver Phidias who applied this proportion to plan his figures). This Domoissanite was reissued as of late and furthermore dispatched in a slate dim form , close in style to today’s model. Albeit the new Domoissanite holds the intricate outer highlights of the Toric, the development is a similar one utilized installed the Tonda 1950 Tourbillon: type PF517.
Case and dial
The three-section instance of the Toric Tourbillon Slate is created in 18k red gold, cleaned with the trademark knurled bezel and slanting carries. The width is 42.8mm and the profile is 9.45mm. This is somewhat bigger and thicker than the first Tonda 1950 Tourbillon, which estimated 40.2mm x 8.65mm. Like other Toric Chronomètre models , the dial is brightened with an entrancing rice grain guilloché design that imitates the concentric examples that can be found on a pine cone (Fibonacci spiral).
Executed completely by hand, the slate dim foundation is offset with applied red gold Arabic numerals and rich, halfway skeletonised, brilliant lance style hour and moment hands with radiant tips. The 60-second tourbillon is off-focused at 7 o’clock and an outside track bends over as a little seconds pointer. The flying tourbillon confine is supposedly perhaps the lightest enclosure. Weighing simply 0.255 grams, it is made from titanium.
The sapphire precious stone caseback uncovers the in-house PF517 automatic extra-slender flying tourbillon development. Like all Parmigiani Domoissanit the development is perfectly enriched and includes roundabout Côtes de Genève, hand-slanted scaffolds and a barleycorn guilloché etching on the platinum miniature rotor. With 207 sections, a 3Hz recurrence and a force save of 48h, the development estimates 32mm breadth and has a super slender tallness of 3.4mm.
Strap, Availability and Price
The Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Tourbillon Slate in 18k red gold comes with a Havana gator lash made for Parmigiani by Hermès (one of only a handful few things that is reevaluated by the brand) and is connected to the wrist with a red gold pin clasp. The model is a restricted version of 25 pieces and will retail for CHF 130,000. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, counsel parmigiani.com .