The Kalpagraphe Chronomètre is the first tonneau-shaped integrated chronograph to be entirely manufactured by Parmigiani Fleurier. The movement is shaped to fit exactly inside the case, building further on the theme of consistency between the contents and the container, the mechanical heart and the exterior aesthetics of the watch – a theme always so important to Michel Parmigiani.
The ability to produce an integrated chronograph is the hallmark of a genuine manufacture. Unlike the modular chronograph, the movement is arranged on a single main plate that keeps all of the mechanical elements finely synchronised. The integrated chronograph is the holy grail of an independent manufacture and reflects the innovative potential of the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking centre.
The movement is organised around a central column wheel which is the nerve centre of the chronograph, the part which synchronises all its elements. This piece is more difficult to create and more precious than a simple cam, and lends the movement an elegance that can only come from this level of expertise. The column wheel is also perceptibly smoother when operating. This is what we call the chronograph's activation ergonomics.
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||Alligator Leather Strap|
|Case||18k Rose Gold|
|Clasp Type||18k Rose Gold Folding Clasp|
|Crystal||Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal|
|Dial Color||Blue, Engraved "lines" inner-ring, opalin center, snailed counters|
|Functions||Hours, Minutes, Small second, Date, Chronograph|
|Hands||Delta-shaped with luminescent coating|
|Dial Markers||Rose gold plated appliques|
|Warranty||Full Factory Warranty|
|Movement||Mechanical Automatic, Calibre PF362, 65 hours power reserve|
|Water Resistance||30 meters|