The watch’s signature feature is a tourbillon at 6 o’clock, which, like the rest of the watch’s movement, has been designed and manufactured in-house at Parmigiani’s atelier in the Swiss town of Fleurier. The movement, Parmigiani Caliber PF 510, also boasts a week-long power reserve, displayed on the dial by a hand-type indicator at 12 o’clock. It is composed of 237 components and features côtes de Genève decoration and hand-chamfered bridges. The case, which is water-resistant to 100 meters, has a sapphire exhibition caseback, through which the owner can appreciate the movement and its finishing.
The central hour and minute hands are in Parmigiani’s distinctive Delta shape and are coated with luminescent material, and the applied indices, in yellow gold, contrast nicely with the blues of dial. Another signature Parmigiani touch — an Hermès leather alligator strap, here in a dark, marine blue that complements the dial — completes the package, along with an adjustable safety folding buckle in polished titanium. The Pershing Tourbillon Abyss will retail for $225,000.