Saturday, October 14, 2017

Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna Anniversaire Edition

In 2016, to celebrate 20 years of watch production, Parmigiani Fleurier created an anniversary edition of the Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna women’s collections.

The dials of the Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna Anniversaire are decorated with mother of pearl, a uniquely precious, feminine material. This mother of pearl has been engraved to give a flinqué effect, whilst reflecting the hour divisions. The pattern therefore becomes a form of index. This subtle decoration is more reminiscent of a sheet of fabric than a dial – an invitation to slip away from the world of timekeeping and revel in elegant femininity.
A small diamond is harmoniously inserted into the dial’s surface using a closed setting. Serving as a focal point, it creates a play of light that radiates across the mother of pearl, accentuating the impression of depth. The Parmigiani Fleurier logo appears at the bottom of the dial, harking back to the brand’s very first timepieces – a fitting reference for an anniversary piece.
The mother of pearl is available in four colours. A mandarin orange dial paired with a red leather strap; a luminous white dial with an off-white leather strap; a lilac dial whose reflections are set off by an enamel white leather strap; and finally, a Tahitian mother of pearl dial accompanied by an étoupe leather strap. A steel bracelet is also available with all of these colours, adding a dash of modernity to the piece. Each version comes as a limited edition of 96 pieces – a figure that refers to the year in which Parmigiani Fleurier was founded.
On the back of the piece, the rose gold movement reveals its refinement and exalts the beauty of the piece. The main plate, bridges and gears have been produced in the Parmigiani watchmaking centre, and decorated to the very highest standards characteristic of Haute Horlogerie.
A central bridge takes the shape of the iconic lug at the heart of Parmigiani Fleurier’s visual identity. This motif is also engraved across the other surfaces of the movement, creating a myriad of symbols that dance around three rubies. Creating this decoration is a very delicate process, due to the difficulties inherent in working with gold, and owing to the extremely thin bridges, so designed to keep the piece as refined as possible.

The Kalpa Piccola Anniversaire and the Kalpa Donna Anniversaire are two sister collections that differ only in their dimensions yet converge in spirit: a highly feminine timepiece that bears the symbols of 20 years of expertise.

Kalpa Piccola Anniversaire
Movement
PF601
Material: Rose gold
Winding: Quartz
Frequency: 32’768 Hz
Dimensions: 20,0 – 15,0 mm
Thickness: 2.95 mm
Components: 76
Jewels: 6
Decoration: Parmigiani pattern engraved

Functions
Hours, Minutes

Case
Shape: Tonneau
Dimensions: 29.5 x 24.5 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm
Material: Steel
Diamonds: 46
Carats: 0.4250
Finishing: Polished
Water-resistance: 30 m
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: Ø 3.5 mm
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number and “ÉDITION LIMITÉE xx/96”

Dial
Material: Mother-of-Pearl
Colour: Lilla; Orange; White; Tahiti Mother-of-pearl
Index: Diamond in closed setting
Finishing: Engraved Mother-of-pearl
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Material: Calf / Polished steel
Colour: Pearly white; Red; White; Oakum
Buckle Type: Folding

Kalpa Donna Anniversaire
Movement
PF601
Material: Rose gold
Winding: Quartz
Frequency: 32’768 Hz
Dimensions: 20,0 – 15,0 mm
Thickness: 2.95 mm
Components: 76
Jewels: 6
Decoration: Parmigiani pattern engraved

Functions
Hours, Minutes

Case
Shape: Tonneau
Dimensions: 34.8 – 24.8
Thickness: 7.5 mm
Material: Steel
Diamonds: 43
Carats: 0.6920
Finishing: Polished
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire
Back: Sapphire
Back engraving: Individual number and “ÉDITION LIMITÉE xx/96”

Dial
Material: Mother-of-Pearl
Colour: Lilla; Orange; White; Tahiti Mother-of-pearl
Index: Diamond in closed setting
Finishing: Engraved Mother-of-pearl
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Material: Calf / Polished steel
Colour: Pearly white; Red; White; Oakum
Buckle Type: Folding

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