The Toric Qualité Fleurier comes with a promise: that of unrivalled craftsmanship and timekeeping performance. Established by Michel Parmigiani in 2004, Fleurier Quality certification has become the most demanding certification in the watchmaking world, and represents a brand of unquestionable prestige for the Toric – the first watch ever created by Parmigiani Fleurier.
Each Toric bearing the Fleurier Quality stamp must have fulfilled five strict evaluation criteria for the piece as a whole. These relate to the following requirements: 100% Swiss-Made; an exemplary aesthetic finish on each component; compliant with COSC certification; compliant with Chronofiable certification (shock resistance, wear resistance); having passed the Fleuritest (a unique wearing simulator). All of these additional criteria guarantee superior timekeeping performance.
The Toric Qualité Fleurier bears the distinctive signature of all Toric watches. Its bezel consists of two gadroons separated by a knurled surface, according to a harmonious proportion based on the Golden Ratio. A craftsman realises the knurling by hand for each Toric manufactured since 1997. This rare technique involves the manual fluting of material with a wheel that imprints notches into the metal. The bezel turns between 100 and 1000 times to obtain a perfect knurling and each watch is therefore unique.
The Toric Qualité Fleurier calls on the ultimate dial craftsmanship: the hand-guilloché. The dial’s surface is minutely decorated with a “grain of rice” pattern revealing a striking play of light. Each guilloche dial is unique, bearing the unique touch and sensitivity of the artisan that made it.
Automatic movement, COSC certificate and Qualité Fleurier
The Toric Qualité Fleurier is equipped with the PF331 automatic movement with a power reserve of 55 hours. The unique feature of this movement is its series-mounted double barrel, which helps to stabilise the distribution of energy and ensure its transmission to the regulator at a constant level. The movement features spectacular finishes, as required by Fleurier Quality certification: a 22-carat gold oscillating weight and the crossed "Côtes de Genève" decoration on the bridges complete the fine craftsmanship of the piece.
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