The Toric Capitole Wave and its sector time display is a modern marvel inspired by a 19th century mechanical masterpiece.
Part of the Edouard and Maurice Sandoz Foundation collection, the Perrin Frères pocket watch with sector time display gave up some of its secrets when it was restored in the ParmigianiFleurier workshops. Aiming to reinstate the glory of this captivating complication, the manufacture combined its Haute Horlogerie expertise with its skill in restoration to develop a brand new movement. The ToricCapitole Wave features a Minute Repeater with cathedral chimes, plus an additional module dedicated to the sector time display. The time is displayed in the half-moon aperture using Arabic numerals, whose progress can be tracked from the first to sixtieth minute, before the next hour appears. The module incorporates a rotary system comprising three planetary gears with four arms, each end of which bears a number.
The bezel of the ToricCapitole Wave is hand engraved with geometric patterns in the form of a wave, giving the piece its name. The passing hour part of the dial is in Tahitian mother of pearl, a natural precious stone prized for its unique reflections, which are impossible to reproduce.