Swiss watch brand, Parmigiani Fleurier, was founded in the nineties by a horologist who celebrated restoring antique watches and clocks …
His affinity with vintage watches is reflected in numerous models of this brand, created with the inspiration stemming from incredible creations from the past. One such example is the new Parmigiani Toric Capitole Rose Gold Brown, which represents a modern reinterpretation of a pocket watch from the nineteenth century in the form of a hand-held watch.
Presented shortly before the SIHH 2019 exhibition, the new watch has a sector time display and a minute repoir. The name of the timekeeper is inspired by the religious and political center of ancient Rome. Geometric spiral floor tiles of this antique structure are presented in a very elegant manner on the dial of this model.
The 45 mm diameter case made of pink gold also has concentric engravings inspired by the Fibonacci series. Certainly, the main element of this model is its display. Instead of traditional hands, he uses moving hours and minutes on the tape, and this is precisely what is called “sector time” indicator.
The timer is powered by a PF321 mechanism, which has a module dedicated to time displayThe module is directly connected to the gear that drives the hour, incorporating a rotary system consisting of three planetary gears with four hands, and at the end of each of them there is a number indicating the time.
Minutes are represented on the upper part of the dial in a semicircular form. The left side of the case contains the minute repetition trigger. Parmigiani Fleurier brand equip this model with cathedral gongs, which are wrapped around the mechanism twice. In this way, their acoustic quality is enhanced. The price of this model, which is unique, is $390,000.