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.
The prize for this watch is 60 600 Swiss francs, which is comparable to the price of a thoroughbred tourbillon. At the same time it offers a golden hull, machinery-eight days calendar with power reserve indicator, date display and two arrows. The price of this set of features may seem overpriced, unless you know that the arrow at the clock not simple, and telescopic and making a complete revolution on an oval dial, it is lengthened, then shortened.
Arrows are made of lightweight titanium and each of them is a system assembled from six separate parts. Parts machined from titanium laser machines with accuracy from 2 to 4 microns, and then manually fastened by means of hinged rivets. To make this assembly – is a complex exercise, microscopic units to be connected perfectly and ensure that adhering tightly to each other, they are also free to slide. Interestingly, in spite of the evolution occurring with arrows during the day, the minute arrow never gets shorter than hour arrow.
Case size is 45 x 37.6 x 12 mm. It can be made from white or pink gold. Inside the hand-winding mechanism set PF111 and through the transparent back cover you can see that it shaped bridges decorated with Geneva stripes and their beveled edges are polished to a mirror shine.
Let’s add a small history excursus to our article, to make a fuller picture of this amazing brand.
The company Rarmigiani Mesure et Art du Temps SA was based by Michel Parmigiani in 1975. Initially, its activities are increasingly focused on the repair and restoration old watches, and the manufacture of machinery for other brands. In 1996, with the assistance of the company Sandoz Family Foundation brand had launched its own Parmigiani Fleurier timepieces, after what Michel Parmigiani became the president and chief designer of the company.
In 2000, the company had bought production capacity of three more companies in Switzerland: AtoKalpa SA, Bruno Affolter SA and Elwin. In general, they allow the company to create a complete cycle, which independently produces all the necessary parts, tools and assembles watches. Parmigiani Fleurier is now running in three directions. The company develops and produces mechanisms for their own needs, and for other brands, and is engaged in manufacturing and repair of various watch models.
All currently known collections of Parmigiani Fleurier watches presented in three main areas – Novelties (Bugatti Atalante Men, Bugatti Atalante Ladies, Pershing Tourbilon, Kalparisma, Tondagraph, Pershing 002), Ladies (Collection, Chronograph, Chronograph Fly-Back, Retrograde Perpetual Calendar, Tourbillon, Jewellery) and Men (Collection, Chronograph, Chronograph Fly-Back, GMT, Retrograde Perpetual Calendar, Tourbillon, Bugatti Type 370, Jewellery, Grand Comlications, Unique Timepieces, Limited Editions).
In general, arsenal of the brand still has a lot of amazing timepieces that will satisfy the tastes of the most demanding customer. You can find high-precision watch with perpetual calendar function Retrograde Perpetual Calendar, Tourbillon watches Parmigiani Fleurier Tourbillon, completely unique model for car Bugatti Type 370 and Bugatti Atalante Flyback Chronograph watch with a function of displaying a second time zone is GMT and more. In addition, the company continues its constant development in the field of watchmaking and monitors. Now Parmigiani Fleurier – is one of the largest watch companies, whose products are sold successfully in many advanced countries.