This year Parmigiani Fleurier debuted a new, more refined version of their Kalpa. The tonneau-shaped watch collection has been a signature of the company since its introduction in 2001. For SIHH 2018, the Fleurier-based watchmaker launched three models: the Kalpa Chronor, Kalpagraphe Chronomètre, and Kalpa Hebdomadaire.
All pieces are highlighted by shaped movements designed just for the proportions of the case. And as you would expect if you know about Parmigiani, each movement features exquisite finishing seen only on the very best timepieces.
From the 22K gold oscillating weight (in the automatic models) that is adorned with Parmigiani Fleurier’s signature barley grain motif, to the perfectly chamfered and polished bridges, to the polished jewel sinks, the movements are about as luscious as you can get.
The tonneau case with its tear-shaped lugs has been reshaped resulting in better ergonomics and aesthetics. The Chronor and Chronometre cases measure 48.2 x 40.4 mm and are 14 mm thick, powered by 5Hz, 65-hour automatic movements (the Chronor movement is made of solid gold). The Hebdomadaire has a smaller 42.3 x 32.1 mm case that measures 11.4 mm thick and is powered by a 3Hz manual wind movement with an impressive 8-day power reserve.
Like the case and movement, the dial is crafted to the highest standards and features guilloché, snailing and opaline finishes, hand-applied indices, and large luminescent Delta-shaped hands.
The Kalpa Chronor will retail for $85,000, the Kalpa Chronometre $35,000, and the Kalpa Hebdomadaire $32,500.