The cool and athletic spirit of the Kalpagraph range is intended to enhance the quality of the Parmigiani Fleurier range. While its modern look is made all the more impressive by the gold streamlined case and intense dials, the quality shown by the values of Haute Horlogerie is visible in every aspect. The Kalpa Qualité Fleurier blends technical and aesthetic beauty into one watch. The watch has all the requirements of the high end Fleurier Quality certification. Its amazing self-winding movement shows the following functions: hours, minutes, central small seconds and date at 12 o'clock.
The Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Collection is once more primed to take centre stage with the new and daring men's model in titanium. The Kalpagraphe Chronomètre Titanium is a tonneau-shaped integrated chronograph crafted totally in-house. The mechanism is intended to fit perfectly inside the case, as on all Kalpa timepieces. The timepiece has this ultra-modern athletic touch which makes it 100% unique.
The Calibre PF334 is an automatic-winding chronograph mechanism, valuing precision and quality as well as an easy user experience. The sheer beauty of its contemporary design is shown off by superb finishes, with bridges angled by hand, “Côtes de Genève” showing and a solid gold moving weight. Its two series-coupled barrels ensure 55 hours of continuous operation. Its pendulum beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. With higher than 300 components, it shows for the ease of hours, minutes, seconds and the date, along with its chronograph has this one large second in the middle as well as hour and minute showings.
Founder of Parmigiani Fleurier Watches
Founded in the Swiss municipality of Fleurier in 2006 by Michael Parmigiani, this luxury watchmaker is famous for handmade, highly exclusive pieces. With an emphasis on quality, each Parmigiani Fleurier timepiece takes at least four hundred hours to make using only the most precious of materials including gold, platinum and diamonds.
Parmigiani Fleurier is a Swiss watchmaker whose reputation precedes it. Known throughout the horological world as a purveyor of the most meticulously designed and crafted handmade watches, Parmigiani, as the brand is often referred to, use exclusively premium materials in the construction of their timepieces.
A master watchmaker himself, Michael Parmigiani began restoring antique timepieces in 1976, a time when the quartz crisis was threatening to wipe out the Swiss watch industry altogether. Against all advice, Parmigiani continued along his chosen path in the horological world, finding great meaning and solace in the restoration of beautiful watches and clocks. Indeed, Parmigiani states that carrying the torch of traditional Swiss watchmaking has been the guiding light throughout his illustrious career and continues to form the backbone of the Parmigiani Fleurier ethos.
Born in 1950 in the Swiss canton of Neuchatel, Parmigiani studied at the prestigious Val-de-Travers school of watchmaking. Excelling in his studies and revelling in the unique blend of creativity and technicality that watchmaking presented, the young man chose to pursue a path into timepiece restoration, something reserved for only the most gifted and hardworking elites of watchmaking.
During the day Parmigiani worked on restoring old marvels of horology, then by night, he would dedicate himself almost exclusively to the creation of his own personal models. After accruing much success and respect throughout the tight knit yet discerning Swiss watchmaking community, Parmigiani finally acquired the means to create a brand that would bear his own name in 1996.
Parmigiani Fleurier is quite simply one of the globe’s leading horological outfits that produces stunning and, quite often, convention-defyingly beautiful watches. To this day lead by the brilliance of Michael Parmigiani, this is a company whose every move is watched with curiosity by everybody in the watchmaking world.