Watch Of The Day: Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Questor RippleWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Questor Ripple.
Consider this a miniature Zen garden for the wrist. Inspired by the fastidiously raked ripples of a Japanese rock garden, its solid gold dial has been painstakingly hammered and engraved by hand to replicate the serene scene. One could also liken this to a visual representation of the sound waves of its minute repeater function. To ensure the optimal sound quality of its cathedral chimes, the manufacture spared no effort to tweak the manual-winding movement and the 18K white gold case so only the purest melodious sound is produced. A pièce unique, it is paired with an alligator leather strap by Hermès.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.