Parmigiani Fleurier Unveils Brand New Kalpa Collection Celebrating 20 Years of Technical Craftsmanship
To celebrate 20 years of watch production, Parmigiani Fleurier presents an Anniversary edition of the Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna women’s collections, with their iconic tonneau shape.
In addition, the Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture is presenting a unique piece – the Kalpa Hebdomadaire Anniversaire – which hides a solid gold movement within its steel case middle.
Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna Anniversaire
The Kalpa Piccola Anniversaire and the Kalpa Donna Anniversaire are two sister collections that differ only in their dimensions yet converge in spirit: a highly feminine timepiece that bears the symbols of 20 years of expertise. The manufacture unveils its new, all-gold quartz movement hidden inside a steel case – like a treasure chest that conceals its riches within.
The dials of the Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna Anniversaire are decorated with mother of pearl, a uniquely precious, feminine material. This mother of pearl has been engraved to give a flinqué effect, whilst reflecting the hour divisions.
The pattern therefore becomes a form of index. This subtle decoration is more reminiscent of a veil of fabric than a dial – an invitation to slip away from the world of timekeeping and revel in elegant femininity.
On the back of the piece, the rose gold movement reveals its refinement and exalts the beauty of the piece. The main plate, bridges and gears have been produced in the Parmigiani watchmaking centre, and decorated to the very highest standards characteristic of Haute Horlogerie.
A central bridge takes the shape of the iconic lug and this motif is also engraved across the other surfaces of the movement.
Kalpa Hebdomadaire Anniversaire
True riches do not need to be revealed; they are precious because they are discreet. Keeping in mind this watchmaking philosophy, the Kalpa Hebdomadaire Anniversaire hides a solid gold movement within its steel case middle.
This treasure inside reflects the craftsman’s vocation – a work philosophy dear to Michel Parmigiani. The craftsman’s work is discreet, carried out in the shadows, but he is committed in his attention to every detail, even those hidden parts that the owner of the piece will never see. In his work, he strives to enhance the piece and achieve the heights of excellence, whether or not the result is visible, as he knows that its true value is intrinsic and not merely superficial. The Kalpa Hebdomadaire Anniversaire celebrates the craftsman’s humble devotion and the special beauty of hidden treasures.
The Kalpa Hebdomadaire is an iconic model as its “tonneau” shape was designed in 1997 by Michel Parmigiani.
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