In 1998, Michel Parmigiani developed his first watch movement: a shaped movement for a shaped watch. From the brand's inception, consistency between the contents and the container, between the mechanical heart and the exterior aesthetics, was a key principle of its authenticity. The new Kalpa Hebdomadaire pays tribute to the desire of its founder, Michel Parmigiani, and to the history of the Kalpa.
The shape of the Kalpa Hebdomadaire case is the classic "tonneau", one of the first designs that Michel Parmigiani created for his brand. This form is based on the application of the golden ratio, a geometrical reference which provides a harmonious ratio of proportions. The case and its teardrop-shaped lugs, the angle of which has been carefully calculated to describe a perfect curve, sit ergonomically on the wrist.
Developed by Michel Parmigiani in 1998 and honoured with an innovation award the following year, the hand-wound calibre PF110 is characterised by its impressive eight-day power reserve. This is made possible by the two series-mounted barrels, which stabilise the distribution of energy to the regulator and increase the watch's autonomy.
With balance, comfort and readability as their watchwords, the designers at Parmigiani Fleurier worked intently on the Kalpa to introduce a touch of modernity while at the same time respecting the original harmony of its proportions and aesthetic codes. The tonneau case, whose ergonomic shape is known for its perfect fit on the wrist, features bolder, more modern curves that enhance the piece's dynamism.
|Country of Manufacture||Switzerland|
|Bracelet Strap||Hermès, Alligator Strap|
|Case||18k Rose Gold|
|Case Back||Exhibition Case Back|
|Clasp Type||18k Rose Gold Folding Clasp|
|Crystal||Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal|
|Dial Color||Black, "Tresse" guilloché, opalin center, snailed counter(s)|
|Functions||Hours, minutes, Small second, Date, Power reserve|
|Hands||Delta-shaped with luminescent coating|
|Dial Markers||Rose gold plated appliques|
|Warranty||Full Factory Warranty|
|Movement||Manual Winding, Calibre PF110, 8 days power reserve|
|Water Resistance||30 meters|