The Kalpa Hemispheres collection, cre- ated by Parmigiani Fleurier opens up an unlimited horizon and brings you the magic of the high seas with an adrentutous spirit.
Manufactured by Parmigiani FerTiers expert craftsmen, this magnificent timepiece expresses the experience and skill in die art and science of fine watch making.
It proposes a second complete dial with hours and minutes, that is easy to use and expresses a rare prowess in watch making tech- niques. The hour and minute adjustments are totally independent so that travelers can change the local time easily at any time.
This travelers watch shows the date through an aperture located at nine o’clock and the days change thanks to the rotation of a disc under the dial Linked directly to the local time, the watch helps travelers to locate them- selves better in time and savor some moments of eternity.
The mechanical movement is fully auto- matic and is manufactured with a running reserve of 50 hours. Its functions indude hours, minutes, a small second hand dial at 6 o'clock, a day/night indicator linked to the local time also at 6 o’clock, a second-time zone indi- cator at 12 o'clock and a large-window cale ndar.
The dial finish options are "Silver. •Graphite*. "Blu Metal’ in steel Tiavane* in and an 18 carat pink gold or steel case with a leather or alligator skin strap.
The new Kalpa Hemispheres model, hand- made by Parmigiani Fleuriers master crafts- men. demonstrates the breadth of expertise inherent in Haute Horlogerie. Its spirit is revealed by delicate touches, applied in the finest traditions of watchmaking artistry, in pursuit of the essence of time Like a voyage to the heart of the creative process, everything about it reflects the essence of authenticity. Available in either steel or 18-carat pink gold, according to your preference, the faces of the Kalpa Hemispheres appear in blue, silver, graphite or tan shades, appealing to varying sensibilities in the same way as a collection of travel tales.
The Kalpa Hemispheres frees itself from the complexity of the mechanical train wheels it contains, offering a complete, easy-to-use second time zone display with hour and minute hands. The 2nd time zone is set to die minute, a rare technical feat in watchmaking. A considerable number of destinations with half- hour or three quarter hour f) offsets from GMT are now completely synchronised with the local time.
Text: Rafael Luna Grajeda ± Photo: Cortesía de Parmigiani Fleurier