Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing Tourbillon Abyss
April 2, 2013
Unveiled during SIHH, the Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing Tourbillon Abyss features a light weight titanium middle case, with a rose gold bezel and dynamometric screw-down crown (a patented mechanism which prevents overwinding).
Powering the Pershing Tourbillon Abyss is caliber PF 510, an in-house manufactured hand-wound 30-second tourbillon movement. It beats at 3Hz (or 21,600 vph) and thanks to two series-coupled power barrels, it has a huge one-week power reserve (168-hours). It has consists of 237 total components, 30 of which are jewels. The bridges feature Côtes de Genève decoration and are hand-chamfered.
The case measures 45 by 14.2 mm and is in titanium with an 18K rose gold bezel. The surfaces are both polished and satin-finished. The uni-direcitional bezel features a unique frosted finished, with engraved numbers from 0-60, like on a dive watch. Water-resistance is 100 meters. The caeback is has a sapphire crystal which allows a view into the beautifully finished movement. Each piece is individually numbered “XX/30.”
“Driven by the PF 510 manufacture calibre, this timepiece combines the modern allure of titanium with the nobility of rose gold.”
Functions include hours, minutes, central seconds and power reserve indicator. The dial is in a Wavy deep sea-blue. Applied indexes, with delta-shaped hands and a luminescent coating. The Tourbillon Abyss comes on a blue Hermès alligator leather strap with adjustable safety folding buckle, in titanium with polished finish.