With a name like Parmigiani Toric Hemispheres Retrograde, this watch is bound to have something interesting working for it – and, as fate has it, that statement is true. Reintroduced as the three-hand-with-date Toric Chronometre, the stylish 42.8 mm case designed by Michel Parmigiani is home to a cleverly constructed movement.
The in-house caliber PF317 is equipped with a module that indicates a second time zone at 12 o’clock, which can be set to the minute, with both time zones featuring their own day and night indicators. This automatic movement is also backed up by a 50-hour power reserve.
The second time zone module was actually developed by Agenhor, the respected Geneva-based complications specialist with Jean-Marc Wiederrecht at the helm, that’s also responsible for the multiple bridges, complex gear train, as well as skeletonised metal parts in this beauty. Available only in rose gold, with an ivory dial and a stunning grained finish, the Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde will set you back a cool $48,600, for exclusivity, timeless elegance, and the conversation starter of a lifetime.