Parmigiani Watches

The history of Parmigiani watches

The Haute Horologerie brand was first founded in 1996 in Fleurier in the Val-de-Travers and was named after its founder, the watchmaker Michel Parmigiani.
The Parmigiani Fleurier brand has enhanced its international profile by maintaining the high aesthetic and mechanical quality standards of its watches. In just a few years, Parmigiani Fleurier has gained credibility in a field that tends to favour tradition over modernity. However, its founding values, the restoration of artistic watches and the masterly quality of its mechanical complications have established its credibility and uncommon level of authenticity among public opinion.

The Parmigiani style

Parmigiani watches stem from the accuracy of the designs produced by Master Watchmaker Michel Parmigiani, who seeks a balance between design principles and classical proportions both in the company’s more traditional lines, the Toric and Tonda collections, and in those with a more remarkable character, embodied by the Kalpa and Bugatti collections. Parmigiani Fleurier watches look to tradition for its watchmaking precision and to classicism for the elegance of its watches’ finish.

Kalpa

In 1997 Michel Parmigiani designed the first Kalpa. For his first model he wanted the horns to be part of the case, with a drop shape inspired by the natural proportions of Fibonacci’s golden number. Once the profile had been established, the tonneau shape of the case middle turned out accordingly. From then on, the profile of the Kalpa appears on the horn of all of the Maison’s watches and has become a distinctive feature of each creation.

Tonda

A name that recalls a simple and seductive roundness, which for this collection has become a field of exploration. This collection has given rise to a very minimalist series of ultra-thin models (Tonda 1950), a thrilling and daring modern version (Tonda Métro), not to mention the Transforma, the chameleon like instrument that can be worn on the wrist, carried in the pocket or used as a table clock.

Toric

In 2017 Parmigiani presented a revised version of the Toric collection, with its classically inspired case that makes it so akin to art. Michel Parmigiani’s design, as he was personally involved in the creation of the collection, involved an in depth study of the proportions of each of the watches aesthetic details, based on the fascinating Fibonacci series, the geometrical progression that links many of the most beautiful shapes found in nature and inspired classical art. In the Toric the profile of a column lends its shape to the winding crown. The lines of an ear of corn inspired the design for the automatic rotor.

WATCH SERVICING

We offer a complete package of services covering every operation your watch may require.
Servicing, which essentially means a thorough overhaul and repair of your watch, involving the complete dismantling of the watch and its internal mechanism and repairs to all components that are essential to the watches mechanical operation.
Regulation and demagnetisation, to solve erratic behaviour by your watch. These operations are quick to perform if the mechanisms are in good condition.
Battery changing, done by taking the required precautions, seeing as the operation, albeit simple, does mean opening the watches' back.
Case and bracelet polishing, required to get the watches' steel or gold to gleam once more.
Repairs or replacement of bracelets and other aesthetic watch parts, even with the support of specialist goldsmits.
Strap replacement, which includes restoration of original buckles that may have lost their sheen over the years.
Personal engravings, for special inscriptions on the watch
Pressure testing for water resistance, free and advisable every aWe offer a complete package of services covering every operation your watch may require. Servicing, which essentially means a thorough overhaul and repair of your watch, involving the complete dismantling of the watch and its internal mechanism and repairs to all components that are essential to the watches mechanical operation. Regulation and demagnetisation, to solve erratic behaviour by your watch. These operations are quick to perform if the mechanisms are in good condition. Battery changing, done by taking the required precautions, seeing as the operation, albeit simple, does mean opening the watches’ back. Case and bracelet polishing, required to get the watches’ steel or gold to gleam once more. Repairs or replacement of bracelets and other aesthetic watch parts, even with the support of specialist goldsmits. Strap replacement, which includes restoration of original buckles that may have lost their sheen over the years. Personal engravings, for special inscriptions on the watch Pressure testing for water resistance, free and advisable every as summer approaches!

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