Robb Report Singapore - - Ultimate Gift Guide -

ichel Parmi­giani is re­spon­si­ble for the restora­tion of many pieces in the San­doz Fam­ily Foun­da­tion’s im­mense col­lec­tion as well as time­pieces from the Patek Philippe Mu­seum and the Krem­lin Mu­se­ums. His lat­est time­piece, be­ing un­veiled this month just in time for Robb Re­port’s gift guide, is in­spired by one of his restora­tion achieve­ments: a 19th­cen­tury Per­rin Fr­eres pocket watch that tells time (with­out hands) via a mov­ing hour marker along a minute track. It served as the model for the new Toric Capi­tole minute re­peater with cathe­dral chime bells. Repli­cat­ing the sec­tor time dis­play of the orig­i­nal pocket watch re­quired the watch­maker to recre­ate the com­pli­ca­tion in a ver­sion that was 10 times smaller than that of the orig­i­nal – an in­cred­i­ble technical feat.

The dec­o­ra­tive Toric Capi­tole fea­tures an 18-carat rose-gold dial hand­made by a master en­graver fea­tur­ing a cir­cu­lar satin fin­ish. The dou­ble bezel mim­ics the pat­tern around the ex­te­rior case of the orig­i­nal pocket watch and comes on a brown Her­mes al­li­ga­tor strap and fea­tures a diamond crown. The re­cip­i­ent of this watch will own a piece of wear­able his­tory. Please email ul­ti­mate­gift­[email protected] com.sg for en­quiries and to pur­chase. Visit rob­bre­port.com.sg or rob­bre­port.com.my for more de­tails.

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