Unveil the latest product of its development – the chronograph: Led by its passion for discovery and always wanting to measure its manufacturing know-how against the more challenging demands of precision. All of these surrounded by a great metal the palladium.
Palladium, a material that is just as precious as platinum and even purer than gold (its title 950 being greater than that of 750 gold) palladium has, for a long time, been a horological enigma, because of its composition, in the pure state, which made it impossible to watchmaking. Its Fascinated by the beauty of its reflections and thanks to the expertise of Johnson Matthey, Parmigiani Fleurier discovered the perfect alloy to launch its first palladium collection that proved remarkable for its hardness, ideal for its malleability and incomparable for its brilliance.
The Kalpagraph model, made from palladium 950, is the ambassador of its nobility. Palladium has all the qualities of a top class metal, with its properties of being exceptionally lightweight, hypoallergenic and non-corrosive in air. Of course, being very white, there is no need for any rhodium plating to perfect its beauty. It is also the first chronograph movement manufactured by Parmigiani Fleurier (Caliber PF 334). It foreshadows the new, more accessible and sporty path the overshadows has chosen to follow. The automatic winding mechanism, which runs for 55 hours, provides extreme convenience of use. The care given to its components, which are hand finished in a traditional way, allows you to reflect on the very essence of luxury horology in a watch that is, with no doubt, contemporary watchmaking.
•Movement: Mechanical, Parmigiani Fleurier 334 calibre, automatic rewinds and completely manufactured. Solid gold for the gold Kalpagraph version.
•The bridge is chamfered by hand in the ‘Côtes de Genève’ decor
Diameter: 13 ? ‘’’/ 30.00 mm
Height: 6.80 mm
Running time: 55 hours
•Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, central chronograph, chronograph function with hour and minute timer, large date aperture.
•Dial: Silver or black for the steel and gold version, silver or slate for the palladium version.
•Case: 18 carat, pink gold, palladium 950 or steel. Push buttons rounded for the steel version with larger on-off push button. Watch push buttons oblong for the gold and palladium versions.
•Bracelet: Hermès Alligator, Havanna colour or black with tongue buckle for the gold or palladium version and Hermès calfskin or rubber for the steel version.
Text: Enrique Rosas ± Photo: Parmigiani Fleurier.