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Watches and Wonders 2024: Parmigiani Fleurier New Releases

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Introducing the beauty in its purest form: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date

Tonda PF Micro Rotor Siena

“In the creation of the new Tonda PF Micro-Rotor No Date, we endeavored to offer to ‘the purist of the purists’ an object that embodies absolute clarity. Every element of this timepiece reflects our vision of discreet and timeless refinement. From the deliberate absence of visual complications to the meticulous selection of ‘Golden Siena’ dial nuances, each choice is guided by an unwavering
commitment to aesthetic purity.” – Guido Terreni, CEO Parmigiani Fleurier

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The Art of the Pure

Stripping the watch of everything superfluous, leaving only the essential: the Tonda PF Micro-Rotor initiated a quest for absolute aesthetic perfection the moment it launched in September 2021.

Tight, integrated lines. Superlative finishes. Automatic micro-rotor movement. The Tonda PF Micro-Rotor Collection affirms Parmigiani Fleurier’s strong identity of
elegance and refined discretion. Each new model embodies this modern design template.

The collection’s latest addition, the Tonda PF Micro- Rotor No date continues in the same clean, minimalist aesthetic. Reflecting the House’s functional and chromatic style, combining high-end finishes with exceptional watchmaking work, it is an object strongly in demand by watch purists.

To meet the expectations of true purists of watchmaking design, Parmigiani Fleurier chose to give the “Golden Siena” dial time indications but no date window. Nothing is left to chance, but always correlated with great attention to harmony between form and function.

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Golden Siena

The color of the Golden Siena dial has on elegant appeal and diffuses warm serenity. In its quest for distinctiveness, Parmigiani Fleurier created a shade with moiré effects directly inspired by the rich “sienna” palette, thus celebrating the subtle nuances and naturalness of the earth. Long a favorite of elite brands, this refined and elegant hue goes perfectly with the masculine wardrobe.

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The Grain d’orge guilloché: The House’s signature treasure

In accordance with the brand’s highest standards, the dial is finely hand guilloché.

The Grain d’Orge signature of Parmigiani Fleurier dials is a classic of Haute Horlogerie. Very small in size to the point of requiring extreme visual attention to appreciate its fine and delicate texture, the dial plate’s guilloché pattern provides a large surface area for the watch hands. Loyal to its quest for ultimate purity, Parmigiani Fleurier has removed the date window to retain only the essential functions of hour and minutes. In reinterpreting the principles of watchmaking classicism in a very modern way, the Golden Siena fulfills the pursuit for essential clarity that is the
signature of Parmigiani Fleurier.

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The Micro-Rotor: The Prerogative of a Watchmaking Elite

The case and bracelet design embellish the dial, concealing watchmaking know-how of the highest order. The 3.07mm-thick PF703 caliber with automatic winding by micro-rotor is decorated
in accordance with the rules of watchmaking excellence for the utmost in elegant finesse. The micro-rotor option, complex in its creation, remains the prerogative of top-flight watch brands.

This small oscillating weight in platinum ensures high density and mobility and is fully integrated into the thickness of the movement, unlike a classic, half-moon-shaped rotor, which would have covered it. This more sophisticated construction allows a significant reduction in the thickness of the watch. The Tonda PF Micro-Rotor Golden Siena measures just 7.8mm on the wrist for
maximum comfort and elegance. Much of the finishing is done by hand, following the intangible rules of high-level watchmaking craftsmanship.

A luminous watch that is much more than a timepiece, the Tonda PF Micro-Rotor Golden Siena exemplifies watchmaking sophistication, imbued with the serenity that makes discreet refinement the ultimate contemporary cardinal value.

Tonda PF Skeleton Platinum

Open-air mechanism for tomorrow’s pursuit

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A Bold New World

A sculptural object created through the artistic interlacing of open-worked platinum. The Tonda PF Skeleton 2024. An open-air mechanism.

Born of a saga that began two years ago, the Tonda PF Skeleton conquered the watchmaking world with its steel and 18-carat rose gold versions. Now, to this exceptional family, this new all-platinum version brings an extra touch of nobility to an already prestigious heritage.

With the Tonda PF Skeleton Collection, Parmigiani Fleurier has not just created a watch. It has rethought the age-old art of skeletonization, projecting it into a new era with a resolutely modernist approach.

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The movement of the Tonda PF Skeleton Platinum is revealed in all its complexity, offering a transparency reminiscent of contemporary architectural masterpieces. Each component is designed to play with light, transforming the mechanism into a visual dance where solids and voids intermingle.

It owes much of its allure to the movement’s openwork, which delicately balances materials and transparencies.

The technique involves opening up the movement as much as possible, allowing the eye to see into the inner workings, while ensuring that the structural elements retain sufficient rigidity. The artistic openwork of Tonda PF Skeleton Platinum reveals the movement’s life and architecture, while preserving its balance and volume.

Between Fullness and Emptiness

The artisans at Parmigiani Fleurier have expertly played the solid spaces off the opened elements to bring light into the very heart of the PF 777 caliber. This delicate latticework, meticulously hand-bevelled, draws the purist’s eye to the beating centre of the mechanism, allowing it to apprehend some of the mysteries of its kinematics.

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To ensure maximum efficiency, the platinum oscillating weight bears the brand logo embedded in sapphire crystal. It is visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case back, which itself has been artistically worked into a masterpiece that blends in with the uncluttered structure’s 187 components. The oscillations generated by the wearer’s movements help to reset the barrel, which is also openworked, revealing the slow contractions and relaxations of the mainspring driving its oscillator at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour.

Colour, Form and Function

Parmigiani Fleurier’s aesthetic and chromatic choices leave nothing to chance. The striking contrast between the sparkling light of the platinum and the ALD Milano Blue surfaces of the skeletonized movement, finely treated in satin and sandblasted finishes, and its sharp angles, carefully hand-polished, visually enriches the whole. This play of light and shadow, accentuated
by the flange that extends the movement, not only adds to the watch’s refinement, but also makes it exceptionally easy to read.

With its elegantly openworked dial, this watch embodies a perfect fusion of complexity and minimalism, true to the spirit of the Tonda PF collection. The delicately suspended hour markers add a spacious dimension to the design, while the two openworked hands sweep across the dial with fluid grace. These are set against an open background that extends all the way to the flange, creating a visual continuity with the movement.

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Far from compromising the intrinsic balance and harmony of volumes and proportions, this visual impact magnifies them, testifying to Parmigiani Fleurier’s artistic mastery.

The uncluttered elegance of the 8.5mm-thick Tonda PF Skeleton Platinum underscores Parmigiani Fleurier’s commitment to the very best of watchmaking tradition, revisited in a highly contemporary manner. Sober and essential, its overall architecture highlights the knurled, polished bezel that catches both the light and the eye, but also the line running from the middle that borders the outside of the bracelet with a slight edge, creating a graphic, taut silhouette of absolute fluidity.

Despite the platinum’s solidity, the weight of this slim watch is evenly distributed. It is at one with the wrist, flowing with lightness and extreme comfort.

The Tonda PF Skeleton Platinum is essentially aimed at today’s aesthetes, watchmaking purists whose vision of perfection is driven by a keen sense of style.

Everything about this watch exudes balance, harmony and artistic refinement.

Toric Petite Seconde

Toric is back and in style!

Still vivid in the memory of high-end horology collectors and enthusiasts, Toric is now making an exciting comeback in 2024.

Whether the Petite Seconde or the Chronograph Rattrapante, the new Toric generation is no mere remake of the collection first presented at the inception of the Parmigiani Fleurier brand in 1996.
Instead, Parmigiani Fleurier has deliberately chosen to redefine the codes of masculine elegance without compromise, by breaking with all established conventions.

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Redefining Elegance

In the exclusive world of luxury watchmaking, Parmigiani Fleurier has always stood alone. Its new Toric collection bears witness to how the brand differentiates itself. It is an ode to the fluidity
of modern design, embodying a refreshing and serene vision of luxury, where technical innovation harmoniously combines with refined aesthetics.

In a masterful move, Parmigiani Fleurier not only redefines the time-measuring tool but invites it to dance, free of all constraints. This Toric is not a rebellion, but a gentle revolution, a vital force pushing performance and aesthetics into an unexplored realm of serenity.

Refined in its design, it transcends established watchmaking norms, flirting with the boundaries of the possible to outline the contours of an ever-evolving luxury. In its gears, a promise of renewal.

Visionary Clarity: Horological Sartorial Refinement

Its keys to interpretation are drastically simple:

Elevation towards the noblest materials and deep horological culture. Manual winding only, movements in gold only, dials in gold exclusively, Indexes, hours and minutes hands strictly in gold, cases in gold and platinum. And finally, closure by a gold and platinum buckle to appreciate the beauty of the movement.

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Reinventing the essence of masculinity, Parmigiani Fleurier embraces the colors of the earth and nature, directly drawn from the chromatic universe of Le Corbusier, master of purism. This approach offers a new vision, where purity and elegance merge into a novel natural harmony. In this collection, Parmigiani Fleurier has orchestrated a dazzlingly unique color palette, playing harmonies with unparalleled finesse.

Invitation to a complete sensory exploration, the dial, meticulously grained by hands that speak the language of the ancient and precious, and the nubuck-treated alligator strap, offer an experience of unparalleled softness and sophistication.

Modern Fluidity of the Torus

Inspired originally by Doric columns and the geometry of the torus, the collection has traversed the years without losing the strength of its identity since 1996. While it has obviously evolved, one element has remained constant over time: the knurled bezel, which is today part of the collections signed Parmigiani Fleurier.

The cases of the new collection are logically topped with it but have been radically modernized. Aside from this signature, they no longer have a formal kinship with the founding generation and open a new chapter in Toric’s history.

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The overall lines of the case, pure and minimalist, testify to the aesthetic quest it has undergone. There are no protrusions or aggressive angles, but a fluid softness from any viewing perspective – whether from the side or front – with the case and bracelet blending into a single whole. This observation holds true for the Toric Petite Seconde, which embraces the codes of this new elegance.

The case claims this discreet purity that Parmigiani Fleurier has pioneered, extended into the bracelet and the overall dial/function display. The Toric collection is not just a watch; it is an aesthetic culmination that claims, through its form stripped of all artifice, harmony, balance, and perfectly achieved overall proportions.

In pursuit of this quest, Parmigiani Fleurier could only choose to craft the Toric in gold or platinum.

Watchmaking’s Forgotten Heritage

It’s no secret among the international community of horological art enthusiasts: the House is part of that very limited elite of brands that place the respect of horological heritage and its legacy at the forefront of every creation. Toric is the perfect representative of this, in the choice of manufacturing techniques. The dressing of the Toric unsurprisingly lives up to the standards set by Parmigiani Fleurier.

Indexes and hours ans minutes are in 18ct rose gold, as is fitting. As for the gold dial, it is grained and bevelled, following meticulous traditional art. Graining is a finishing technique that gives the surface a mattified texture of exceptional fineness, the quintessence of watchmaking craftsmanship. This method, rediscovered through the perseverance and expertise of master watchmakers such as Michel Parmigiani, involves the careful application of a special mixture on the dial, composed of cream of tartar, crushed sea salt, and silver, mixed with demineralized water to create a
homogeneous paste.

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The application of this paste, followed by delicate polishing with specific brushes, generates an exceptionally regular and soft surface, characterized by a dispersion of light that visually softens the dial, making it unique.

Inspired by a “vintage” aesthetic from the 1960s, the Toric dials are not uniformly flat but chevé. Their edges drop slightly to rest against the inner face of the case, presenting a level difference. This “chevé” technique is inspired by the manufacture of watch glasses, an also ancient traditional technique. The glass is shaped in a specific manner to adapt to the particular shape of the watch case. Unlike flat or slightly domed glasses, bevelled glasses are curved or rounded to perfectly match the contour of the watch case.

Chromatic Disruption and “Punto A Mano”

The alligator strap does not escape the overall approach in Nubuck finish, it is adorned with a sartorial stitch known as “punto a mano”, employed by… the best Neapolitan tailors. It is an aesthetic signature and increases the wearer’s comfort. Their pastel shades are subtle, but also disruptive, serene, and unexpected.

With Toric, Parmigiani Fleurier is not just offering a new collection of watches; it invites a deeper reflection on what it means to be elegant in the contemporary world. This collection is the result of a thoughtful approach aimed at harmonizing exceptional craftsmanship with innovative aesthetics. It is intended to transcend the usual boundaries of classicism, offering a contemporary interpretation of the watch that values the very essence of modern elegance.

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New Modernist Architecture

The new Toric, undoubtedly, signals the beginnings of a new stage in the world of luxury. At the heart of these models that definitively escape the ephemeral, the movements. Crafted in rose gold, the engine of the Toric Petite Seconde is entirely new and barely noticeable at first glance.

Three large surfaces in 18ct rose gold serve as bridges, arranged in a pure geometric perspective. Only the two barrels and the regulating organ are visible. This development with its unprecedented architecture, with its large bridges decorated with Côtes de Fleurier alternating with a sandblasted plate, references the great tradition of watchmaking in a minimalist and contemporary aesthetic configuration. Striking in its graphics, it is intended as a style element of the entire watch.

Its structure has been deeply worked on in an approach where aesthetic research predominates, considering the formal requirement dictated by elegance. The movement was designed to be manually wound to appreciate the finesse of rewinding and the tactile gesture that the watch deserves.

18ct rose gold also for the movement of the Toric Chronograph Rattrapante, which beats at a high frequency (5Hz), and incorporates a double column wheel. Its structural elements, skeletonized to suggest an arabesque, leave ample room for visual appreciation of its moving components. Needless to say, gold movements are now extremely rare in high-end watchmaking.

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