Last year, Parmigiani Fleurier appeared the Tonda Chronor Anniversaire , which is an in-house rattrapante chronograph with a development in rose gold. This year, they’re following it up with another, non-rattrapante chronograph, with an in-house, self-winding development – and a high-recurrence one for sure, at 36,000 vph.
The Parmigiani Fleurier Chronor Anniversaire
The Chronor Anniversaire was a significant declaration a year ago for Parmigiani Fleurier, and a significant accomplishment too, scoring the firm the Chronograph prize at the Grand Prix Horlogerie de Genève. To discover more, look at our Hands On from a year ago.
Why This Watch Matters
Making a coordinated, programmed chronograph development is certainly not a simple undertaking – indeed, of all the standard horological complications (the unending schedule, the repeater, the straightforward schedule, the chronograph and rattrapante chronograph, etc) the programmed chronograph was the last to show up. It wasn’t until 1969 that the main programmed chronographs showed up. For Parmigiani Fleurier, delivering a year ago’s in-house Chronor Anniversaire was a significant assertion on a few levels – it was a statement of specialized ability (the rattrapante, or split-seconds chronograph, is customarily viewed as a high complication, at a similar level as an unending schedule or moment repeater). Yet, it was additionally a proclamation of commitment to a specific way to deal with watchmaking.
The feel of the Chronor Anniversaire were plainly an expression of Parmigiani Fleurier’s set up plan character regarding development design and development. Be that as it may, the sum and nature of finishing applied to the development likewise said a lot about the company’s vision of its place in horology. The result wasn’t simply Genevan in feel, and had the somewhat extravagant quality that one frequently connects with watchmaking in Fleurier. The new Kalpa Chronor affirms similar qualities, however in the tonneau-like Kalpa case and with an all-new development as well.
This is the second year straight that Parmigiani Fleurier has made significant news with another chronograph development. An in-house, high beat programmed chronograph is an extensive achievement, and particularly with such engaging feel (there are a few significant haute horlogerie firms that you’d think would have an in-house self-winding chronograph, however don’t). Improvement time and costs will in general be very high for even a straightforward coordinated chronograph; as per Parmigiani, this one has been being worked on for a very long time. The lone expected cloud in the sky is that the Kalpa case by its very nature is a plan with a smaller allure than the round Tonda, albeit by and by I appreciate Parmigiani Fleurier for standing firm and keeping the Kalpa assortment in the closer view (the development likewise looks as though it would not be hard to adjust to a round case). This will be one of the additional energizing presentations of the 2018 SIHH to see in person.
Brand: Parmigiani Fleurier
Model: Kalpa Chronor
Reference Number: 187-1001400-HA1442
Case dimensions: 48.2 x 40.4mm
Case Material: Rose gold
Dial: 18k gold base; dark opaline with snailed chronograph counters
Indexes: Applied 18k gold
Lume: On both files and hands
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Black crocodile by Hermès
Caliber: In-House PF365
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, and chronograph with vertical grasp with segment wheel
Dimensions: 17 ½ ”’ x 14”’
Frequency: 5 Hz (36,000 vph)
Chronometer Certified By COSC COSC
Additional Details: Unusual rose gold plates and scaffolds; as indicated by Parmigiani Fleurier, there are an aggregate of 84 exclusively hand-completed inward angles.
Valuing & Availability
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