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Parmigiani Fleurier Showcases their Haute Horology Mastery with New Exquisite Pieces of Exception at Geneva Fair 2015
Collaborating with Lalique, makers of Fine Crystal Jewellery
Ever since their partnership in 2012, Parmigiani’s and prestigious French glassmaker Lalique’s partnership has grown from strength to strength. At the recent Geneva Fair 2015, exceptional unique pieces have been launched embodying the fusion of Haute Horlogerie with the very best crystal work and jewellery making expertise.
The Toric Lépine, a unique collection piece by Parmigiani Fleurier and Lalique
This unique objet d’art in the form of a table clock features a crystal case by Lalique which houses a Parmigiani Fleurier pocket watch. In watchmaking, the term “Lépine” indicates that the pocket watch has no cover, which means that the passage of time is permanently visible.
Thanks to its mobile mounting system, the Toric Lépine can be transformed from a table clock to a pocket watch as desired. This capacity for metamorphosis, which is often seen in Parmigiani Fleurier pieces, also pays tribute to the numerous transformable jewellery items and horological objects found among René Lalique’s creations.
The aesthetics of the Toric Lépine draw on the aquatic world, so often a source of inspiration for the Lalique brand. The pocket watch features a minute repeater, a Parmigiani Fleurier Haute Horlogerie movement whose mechanical complexity and sophisticated adjustment represent the very pinnacle of complication craftsmanship.
The continuity between the crystal elements and the horological craftsmanship is flawless. The Toric Lépine sees Parmigiani Fleurier’s most essential horological complication combined with Lalique’s iconic materials and codes, with the expertise of each brand being mutually enhanced in the most exquisite harmony.
The Le Jour et La Nuit clock project, led jointly by Parmigiani Fleurier and Lalique
The Soleil de Gaïa clock and the Serpent clock both depict the themes of Day and Night and each boast the very highest levels of craftsmanship.
The two pieces in the collection hark back to the many jewellery pieces created by René Lalique which illustrate the themes of Day and Night. With their Lalique crystal casing and watch dial created by Parmigiani Fleurier’s craftsmen, these pieces recreate an aesthetic that is rich in symbolism and history, paying homage to the master jewellers and watchmakers that are the foundations of our heritage.
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