Parmigiani Fleurier Manufacture has released its first integrated chronograph. In other words, it is not established a modular mechanism for representing a base caliber with a superstructure, and a one-piece chronograph developed from scratch without any third-party add-ons. Integrated Chronograph – is not something incredible, experienced and familiar to all Valjoux 7750, it is an example of such a mechanism, but appreciating the work of masters, we should understand that the development and production of these things can draw it, not every competitor. Sam Michel Parmigiani had dreamed about this all the 20 years that have passed since the birth of his company until 2016, and finally, his dream came true.
The inspiration for Toric Quaestor Ripple model was Japanese garden. Sometimes this inspiration can be found in the idyllic islands of fine sand, forming concentric waves and curls, causing the association with relaxing tides. That this story was embodied on the face of extraordinary Toric Quaestor Ripple watches, praising the Japanese Zen philosophy.
Italian scientist and unsurpassed watchmaker mechanics, Michel Parmigiani has long remained an unknown figure in the watch business. But his outstanding abilities were well known to the staff of many European museums, their collections are stored in a collection of old clocks. Boundless talent, a passion for invention and extensive professional experience helped Michel Parmigiani in record time to become one of the living classics of watchmaking art.
The brand Parmigiani Fleurier produces about 5000 timepieces per year. It notes that in 1996 was released 56 pieces, which, bypassing the shops were delivered straight from the factory to customers. Today, the unique quality of equipment and execution of timepieces sold exclusively in retail stores specializing in the sale of high-quality watches. The long-term forecast is expected to increase annual output to watches from 6 000 to 7000 pieces.
Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture does not limit the quantity of watches Ovale Pantographe production, but actually seeing this timepiece can be difficult. The reason is that the pantographs rarely linger in the boutiques, and sometimes they even do not have time to put showcase – so fast they go into private collections.
If you love watching football, or soccer in the USA, or futebol in Europe, then you anticipate the World Cup like millions around the globe. So every four years, the nations around the world gather to compete to see who will win the world champion title. This sport is one of the best because it allows almost anyone to play, regardless of size, no special equipment required, and no real special physical attribute. The beauty of this game is not only in how it ties the world together, but also in the inspiration it provides to the amazing Parmigiani Pershing CBF Chronograph Watches being introduced at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
The brand is the official timepiece provider for the Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol, or the Brazilian Football Confederation and is proven by the series of releases that correspond to the team colors. Last year the brand released the 005 model, perhaps in commemoration of Brazil’s five championships, and now this latest release features a light 45 mm titanium case. The timepiece offers options for red gold and white gold bezels for men, and a beautiful ladies version in white, and the bezel is adorned with diamonds.
An elite brand situated in the heart of the Val-de-Travers, respected for the horological brilliance shown through the years, the company is vertically integrated producing every component except the sapphire crystals and luxury straps that are supplied by Hermes. Parmigiani Fleurier timepieces are highly sought after by collectors for the excellence and exquisite nature of the pieces. Due to the high value of the collections the brand realized they needed something discerning for a younger and more dynamic audience, in a more affordable range, thus the creation of the Tonda Metrographe Watch collection.
This new timepiece is created as a less cluttered version of a tri-compax chronograph. The subdials have a slight overlap, but the legibility is not effected and the functionality is not impacted in any way. Originally released with a cream and black colored dial, the brand also released a special edition light pale green version, ‘crème de menthe’ which is exquisite and has to be seen to really bring justice to this beauty. The design of the timepiece is one of the most striking of the characteristics, the highly visible figure 8, noticeable by the distinct outline shaped by the hours and minutes subdials.
The brand has been respected for over a decade because of the high level of quality, the excellence demanded in design and the perfection that must be found in the inner working of each timepiece. The latest edition the brand has crafted is the Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing Samba Madeira Watch, and is a technical masterpiece. Celebrating the heritage of Brazil and incorporating the rhythm of the Samba, this piece is as much a work of art as it is an exquisite timepiece.
The color of the country is reflected in the shading, and the design image of the guitar is brilliant. The intricate detail on the guitar is amazing, including the delicate six strings that are hand placed and are the thickness of a human hair. The tourbillon movement oscillates and actually brings the guitar to life. The actual colors of the Brazilian flag are incorporated into the timepiece, the green and yellow as well as dark blue, with the dial featuring wooden marquetry patterns.
The Clock 15 Days by Parmigiani Fleurier and Lalique is a collaboration between two remarkable brands. A stunning timepiece, the crystal case is a work of art, and the exquisite components that power the achievement is just technical brilliance. It took the two brands quite some time to develop the intricate details of the piece, as the inner workings all had to be enlarged, since wristwatches are on a much smaller scale, these timepieces house larger parts.
Parmigiani worked with the larger components, and Lalique with the thinner and smaller elements of the timepiece. The project required the French glassmaker to test boundaries of crystal manufacturing that had never been crossed. Each of the five crystal panels of the clock are adorned with the fountain of Coutard motif, a signature Lalique motif. Each panel is a masterpiece of Art Deco and Art Nouveau. The detail of the closely-knit designs, rounded shapes and the semblance of the droplets are finished with a glittery shimmer on the panels and a satin finish on the flat surfaces.
In 1996 Parmigiani Fleurier set out to restore Swiss watch making. In those early days he designed a handful of self-winding eight day watches that are still running today. It is a testament to his expertise and so is the Kalpa Grande collection. There is no time piece on the market today that is more modern or sleek. These high-end watches are affordable, but everyone that sees you wearing one will think you’ve spent a fortune, making this collection a buyer’s choice.