Parmi­giani Fleurier re­freshes its sig­na­ture Kalpa se­ries with three con­tem­po­rary pieces

Prestige Hong Kong - - SIHH -

IN THE YEARS since Parmi­giani Fleurier un­veiled the Kalpa col­lec­tion, the ton­neaushaped watches have grown into a sig­na­ture for the brand. This year, the Fleurier-based man­u­fac­ture in­tro­duces three new mod­els – the Kalpa Chronor, Kal­pa­graphe Chronomètre and Kalpa Heb­do­madaire – each hous­ing ton­neaushaped move­ments de­vel­oped en­tirely in­house.

Be­yond their fit­ted move­ments – all vis­i­ble from the sap­phire case back – the Kalpa pieces feea­ture con­tem­po­rary fin­ish­ing and re­sized delta-shape hands and er­gonomic teardrop lugs, as well as Her­mès al­li­ga­tor straps.

The top-of-the-line Kalpa Chronor, in a lim­ited edi­tion of 50, is pow­ered by the world’s first au­to­matic in­te­grated chronograph move­ment in solid gold. Six years in the mak­ing, the COSC-cer­ti­fied cal­i­bre PF365 beats at a su­per-fast 36,000vph (5hz) for a read­ing ac­cu­racy of one tenth of a sec­ond. The move­ment fea­tures a shock-re­sis­tant vari­able-in­er­tia bal­ance and is equipped with a 65-hour power re­serve. Wind­ing the cal­i­bre PF365 is a 22k-gold os­cil­lat­ing weight, fur­ther lav­ished with the brand’s sig­na­ture bar­ley­grain guil­loché mo­tif. The Kalpa Chronor’s gold bi­par­tite dial in black fea­tures an opa­line cen­tre and hand-ap­plied solid rose-gold faceted in­dices.

The Kal­pa­graphe Chronomètre is driven by an au­to­matic PF362 cal­i­bre, a COSC-cer­ti­fied in­te­grated chronograph move­ment sim­i­lar to the solid-gold PF365 with a 5Hz fre­quency and a 65-hour power re­serve. The new PF362 cal­i­bre, which also took six years to de­velop, also has a 22k-gold os­cil­lat­ing weight that’s em­bel­lished with the bar­ley-grain mo­tif.

Pow­er­ing the Kalpa Heb­do­madaire is a man­ual-wind­ing PF110 with an im­pres­sive eight-day power re­serve, thanks to two se­ries-mounted bar­rels. This move­ment of­fers hour and minute func­tions, small sec­onds at 6 o’clock, and a date dis­play and weekly power-re­serve in­di­ca­tor. Both it and the Chronomètre are in rose gold and fea­ture di­als with an opa­line cen­tre, snailed coun­ters and lu­mi­nes­cent rose-gold-plated in­dices.


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