Parmigiani Fleurier is already having a breakout year at SIHH 2018, Parmigiani Fleurier unveiled new Kalpas, and the world’s first automatic integrated chronograph movement made of solid gold. The models it unveiled at the recently concluded SIHH combine creative designs, exceptional materials and innovative movements.
Each equipped with a new tonneau movement designed entirely in-house. The iconic design of the collection has been revised and updated, while retaining the equilibrium of the original proportions defined by Michel Parmigiani.
Parmigiani Kalpa Chronor
The new Kalpa Chronor 48.2 x 40.4 mm tonneau watch is the top item among the Kalpa collection timepieces released at SIHH in hand-polished 18 karat rose gold represents a first: at its heart is the world’s first self-winding automatic integrated chronograph movement in solid gold, entirely developed and manufactured in-house by Parmigiani Fleurier’s watch division. The COSC-certified caliber PF365 has a 65-hour power reserve, allowing for precise measurements down to one-tenth of a second thanks to its 36,000 vph frequency.
The Kalpa Chronor black gold dial provides a well-balanced view of hours, minutes, small seconds and chronograph functions with a tachymeter and a rounded date window at 12 o’clock. The barleycorn guilloché design on the 22K rotor, visible through the case back, is complemented by the braid guillochage on the black gold dial surround, azured gold counters and in opaline centre. A black alligator Hermès strap, completes this 50-piece limited edition, which sells for 85,000 Swiss francs.
Parmigiani Kalparisma Nova Galaxy
The Kalparisma Nova Galaxy takes its name from an aventurine dial, evoking the shimmering of a starlit sky thanks to the tiny copper inclusions of the aventurine glass.
This tonneau-shaped 18k gold watch for women has a blue Aventurine glass dial with a sparkling star-like motif. Above 6 o’clock is an 18k rose gold star-shaped small seconds counter that revolves every 60 seconds. Skeleton delta-shaped hands and 18k rose gold indices complete the dial design.
The case is available in rose gold with a diamond bezel or in white gold paved with snow-set diamonds. The heart of this timepiece is the automatic calibre PF332 with a 55 hour power reserve. The Kalparisma Nova Galaxy is delivered on an Hermes Indigo Blue alligator strap fitted with an 18 karat white gold pin buckle.