Parmigiani Fleurier | Toric Westminster Grande Date, A unique pink gold tourbillon Carillon Westminster chime minute repeating wristwatch with date, Circa 2020 | Toric Westminster Grande Date 獨一無二粉紅金陀飛輪 Carillon de Westminster 旋律三問腕錶，備日期顯示，約2020年製
Toric Westminster Grande Date
A unique pink gold tourbillon Carillon Westminster chime minute repeating wristwatch with date, Circa 2020
Toric Westminster Grande Date
獨一無二粉紅金陀飛輪 Carillon de Westminster 旋律三問腕錶，備日期顯示，約2020年製
Calibre: cal. PF256 mechanical, 48 jewels
Case: 18k pink gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws
Case number: 12'279
Closure: black unsigned leather strap and 18k pink gold Parmigiani Fleurier double folding clasp
Size: 46 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Parmigiani International Guarantee and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All function is working properly. The Westminster four hammer repeating is in phase and chimes with a very nice tone and clarity. The watch is in excellent overall condition with only very light surface wear to the case but can hardly been seen with the naked eye.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Parmigiani Fleurier is a Swiss independent watchmaking brand that was officially founded by Michel Parmigiani in 1996. Before the manufacturer timepieces of his name, Parmigiani began his career as a restorer in 1976 and his talents were not only quickly recognized by museums and collectors, but he was also entrusted with the maintenance of the important Maurice-Yves Sandoz collection.
Parmigiani’s watches are often known for its high quality and uniqueness, the present Toric Westminster Grande Date is a fitting example of Parmigani’s name. Featuring a highly complicated movement, the watch features four hammers on three finely tuned steel gongs. The result of the combination is a beautiful tone and melody replicating the same tune as the clock of the British Houses of Parliament in London known as “Big Ben”, more officially called Westminster chimes.
Immensely attractive, the watch features a visually appealing Tourbillon carriage at 6 o’clock on the dial. The impressive Tourbillon is additionally complimented by the gorgeously finished hand-guilloché dial that would shimmer different shades of colors under the change of light.