Hanami, the Japanese custom of admiring the beauty of flowers, is celebrated with a delicate watch.
Parmigiani Fleurier, the Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers founded in 1996 in Fleurier, Switzerland by Michel Parmigiani, designed a very elegant timepiece to celebrate the Japanese tradition of admiring the beauty and ephemerality of flowers. Hanami is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers.
The new Toric Fleur, presented in a rose gold case made entirely within the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center, features a delicate lace design of marguerites on its dial. Featuring a rose gold case in 33.7 mm, it is fitted with the subtly knurled bezel typical of the Toric collection. Arabic figures indexes are applied on the white mother of pearl dial, while the intricate gold lace design evokes a carpet of fragile marguerites adorning the Swiss valleys in Spring.
Driven by the automatic in-house calibre PF310, the leaf-shaped hands with luminescent material, another tribute to nature,
indicate the hours and minutes. The small seconds hand appears at six o’clock. The case back offers a captivating spectacle,
the Côtes de Genève bridges are shaped like a hand fan while the gold rotor is delicately engraved with a barley grain motif. A
white opal cabochon graces the crown of this watch, which comes together with a calf oakum Hermès leather strap.
A distinguished timepiece representing the quintessence of refined watchmaking.
This Spring, Parmigiani Fleurier also introduced the new Toric Tourbillon Slate.
The ultra-thin PF517 movement, comprising a platinum micro-rotor, bridges with côtes de Genève decoration, and flying tourbillon, was developed following in-depth studies by the Manufacture’s master watchmakers. To keep the piece as slim as possible, the tourbillon was in fact integrated in the movement’s main plate. The position of the tourbillon at 7 o’clock on the dial is a nod to the brand’s founder, Michel Parmigiani, who was born at 7:08 am on December 2nd, 1950.