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PARMIGIANI FLEURIER. AN EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE 18K PINK GOLD SEMI-SKELETONISED WESTMINSTER CARILLON MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 24 HOUR DUAL TIME ZONE

TORIC WESTMINSTER MODEL, REF. PF004184, CIRCA 2005

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PARMIGIANI FLEURIER. AN EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE 18K PINK GOLD SEMI-SKELETONISED WESTMINSTER CARILLON MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 24 HOUR DUAL TIME ZONE
TORIC WESTMINSTER MODEL, REF. PF004184, CIRCA 2005
Movement: Manual, minute repeating on four hammers
Dial: Skeletonized
Case: 42 mm.
With: 18k pink gold Parmigiani Fleurier buckle, Parmigiani Fleurier Three Year International Guarantee, loupe, gloves, cleaning cloth, cleaning brush, leather pouch, presentation box and outer packaging
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Lot incorporates material from endangered species that is not for sale and is shown for display purposes only. The endangered species strap shown with the Lot is for display purposes only and is not for sale.Upon sale, the watch will not be supplied to a buyer outside Hong Kong with any watch strap.

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Lot Essay

Parmigiani’s superb and highly complicated “Toric Westminster Minute Repeater” replicates the chimes of the iconic clock of The Houses of Parliament in London. Westminster Chimes is the most complicated repeating mechanism for the watchmaker to construct requiring a sequence of four perfectly tuned steel gongs to transmit the sound, each gong is struck with a hammer regulated so that the carillon chiming repeating is in complete harmony.

The Toric Westminster has an impressive yet very wearable 40 mm. pink gold case and is equipped with a GMT function with rapid push-button change to indicate a 24-hour second time zone. To complete this horological masterpiece is a one-minute tourbillon, the semi-skeletonized dial allows the viewer to admire the exceptional craftsmanship of the caliber 255 movement, both the tourbillon and repeating work are visible through the dial.

The Westminster Chime Repeating
Using hammers striking on four finely-tuned steel gongs, the repeating sequence is the same tune as the clock of the British Houses of Parliament in London known as “Big Ben”, more correctly called Westminster chimes. The slide on the side of the case can be used to activate the repeating at will whenever it is desired.
 
Parmigiani Fleurier began in 1996 and was founded by Michel Parmigiani in the town of Fleurier, Switzerland. Since 1996, Parmigiani has been making all in-house timepieces and is known for its high quality and uniqueness. Representing the daring creativity of the Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture, the Toric Westminster is a superb example of their innovative design.

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