Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Qualité Fleurier
FROM THE CURATOR
The Toric Qualité Fleurier comes with a promise of unrivaled 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.
With the Qualité Fleurier, the watch (more precisely, the watch head and not the bracelet or buckle) must be 100% Swiss-made. The parts and material itself must be processed in Switzerland, with the exception of rolling, drawing, and wire drawing. In short, all components must be ‘indigenous’ to Switzerland except for the hairspring, which at minimum, must be finished in Switzerland.
Model: Toric Qualité Fleurier
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Material: 18ct white gold
Dimensions: 40.8mm; 9.5mm thick
Dial: Silver Grain d'riz hand-guilloché dial
Caliber: PF331-QF COSC Certified
Power reserve: 55 hours
Water resistance: 30 meters
Bracelet: 18ct white gold pin buckle with strap
Lug width: 21mm
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
This Parmigiani is in very good condition. The strap looks nearly new, with minimal evidence of frequent use. It comes as a full set with its inner boxes, manual, and guarantee. It is in full working order.
The Parmigiani Fleurier brand - a watch-making adventure that transcends the mundane - was created in Fleurier in 1996 and was guided by the passion of a man who remained faithful to the very essence of the watchmaker. Michel Parmigiani, master horologist, renowned restorer, and talented creator of mechanical time-keepers, dedicates his knowledge, which has been enriched by past and present events, to the benefit of the brand. In 1996, the Sandoz Family Foundation actively became involved in Parmigiani's development, thereby allowing the first watch collections to see the light of day. In less than a decade, Parmigiani Fleurier was able to fit out its manufacturing workshops with the means to produce exceptionally high-quality goods. With its complete vertical alignment, the industrial equipment deployed constitutes one of the rarest and most complete manufacturing workshops of top-quality watches in Switzerland. The very essence of top-quality horology, such as attention to detail or the beauty of the embellishment of a simple or highly complicated movement, is the subject of great attention at Parmigiani Fleurier and is now the reason for its international recognition.
Material: White gold
Bracelet / Strap:
A note from our curator
Since 1994, our values have always been to present and curate genuine and authentic products for our customers. At Greenwich Time, we are committed to carrying only products we would proudly purchase and own ourselves. With many fantastic choices on the market, we let our own tastes determine what we carry here in the shop.
This Parmigiani Fleurier meets our discerning standards for quality and style.
Michel Parmigiani, a young watchmaker and restorer, opens "Mesure et Art du Temps,” a traditional workshop devoted to restoring antique timepieces.
The sandoz family foundation
Parmigiani Fleurier is created and officially inaugurated at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne on May 29, 1996
birth of the manufacture
The company embarks on a journey to become a true manufacture. In May of 1999, the Sandoz Family Foundation acquires Les Artisans Boîtiers, a workshop that melds precision manufacturing with manual craftsmanship to produce high-end watch cases.
Acquisition of Atokalpa and Elwin
Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center expands with the integration of Atokalpa, a manufacturer of trains, pinions, and microgears. By 2005, the company is able to industrially produce balance wheels and springs, pallet forks, and escapement wheels. Elwin, a leader in precision bar turning, joins the same year, supplying all the hardware for mechanical movements.
Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier is born
In January 2003, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier is created to furnish high-end movements for Parmigiani Fleurier watches at the highest level of technicality and finishing. Its research and development department is tasked with producing a vast range of complicated calibers.
Creation of Quadrance et Habillage
In December 2005, the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center expands with the creation of Quadrance et Habillage, a specialist maker of watch dials with unmatched expertise in guilloché épargnage, electroplating, transfers, and engraving.
Michel Parmigiani’s 60th
The ultra-slim Tonda 1950 is released in 2010; introducing the PF700 series of calibers. Its name evoking the year of the founder’s birth and its design embodying his most fundamental aesthetic principles.
Unveiling the Hippologia
The maison unveils a table clock and automaton representing a mare and her foal galloping across the desert. This unique piece combines the expert craftsmanship of watchmaking, automaton creation, crystal work, and numerous decorative arts.
THE TONDA GT
Parmigiani Fleurier launches the Tonda GT. That same year, the maison wins the Innovation Prize at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix with the Tonda Hijri Perpetual Calendar, the first wristwatch based on the Islamic lunar calendar.