It is truly a privilege to introduce one of the world’s greatest Swiss watch brands – Parmigiani Fleurier. Its elegant designs and meticulous craftsmanship have been turning heads for decades and it consistently ranks among the best of the best. For any watch enthusiast looking for the perfect timepiece, Parmigiani Fleurier is sure to capture the eye and the heart.
A History of Quality
Parmigiani Fleurier was founded in 1976 by the talented watchmaker Michel Parmigiani with a vision to create highly accurate, sought-after watches. It all started in the village of Fleurier in Switzerland, which has long been known for its rigorous watchmaking standards and craftsmanship. Michel Parmigiani and his team of watchmakers set out to build the most precise watches possible and succeeded in creating timepieces that are highly reliable, accurate, and of the highest quality.
The designs of Parmigiani Fleurier watches are like no other, and not only meet all of the company’s high technical requirements, but they also offer a unique aesthetic. The watchmaker’s attention to detail is evident in each of the designs – from the shapes of the case, to the textures and accents used. Each watch in the Parmigiani Fleurier collection is imbued with a unique character that stands out from the crowd.
The Parmigiani Fleurier watches are powered by a range of impressive, innovative technologies that provide a reliable, accurate and timeless performance. Each watch is packaged with a renowned in-house caliber and is outfitted with the latest cutting-edge materials and parts to ensure optimal longevity and precision.
The Parmigiani Fleurier Collection
From classic to modern, the Parmigiani Fleurier collection of timepieces has something for everyone. The range includes sporty chronographs, elegant dress watches, and a selection of extra-special limited-edition models.
The Kalgas watch is one of the most popular models in the collection. It features a distinctive case in stainless steel and comes in both classic and sporty designs that are perfect for everyday wear. Available in a range of sizes, the Kalgas is equipped with a precise chronograph movement and houses a range of alluring features and complications.
The Tonda watch is a timeless classic with a defined style. It features an iconic round case that is available in either stainless steel or 18k gold, and is home to an array of handsome complications that give the watch a luxurious edge.
The Toric watch is a true work of art. The unique tonneau-shaped case is available in either a stainless steel or a rose-gold option, and houses an intricate movement that offers an impressive display of complications.
Parmigiani Fleurier has been perfecting its masterful watchmaking for over 40 years, and the results speak for themselves. Taking the time to savor the beauty of a Parmigiani Fleurier watch is an experience that will be treasured by any watch enthusiast. Simply put, a Parmigiani Fleurier timepiece is a beautiful companion and a timeless piece of history.
Parmigiani Fleurier SA (French pronunciation: [paʁmiʒani flœʁje]) is a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers founded in 1996 in Fleurier, Switzerland, by Michel Parmigiani. In 2006, Parmigiani produced the Bugatti 370, a driving watch which won the 2006 “Watch of the Year Award” from the Japanese press, supposedly based on the Bugatti Veyron supercar.
The company is owned by the Sandoz Family Foundation. Guido Terreni is the CEO of the company since January 2021.
Parmigiani Fleurier was started in 1996 in Val-de-Travers. Founder Michel Parmigiani had conceived the brand as far back as 1976 through his work restoring watchmaking artifacts and his detailed knowledge of historical mechanical clocks and watches. The Parmigiani restoration workshop worked with the Sandoz family to restore the collection of the Room Maurice Yves Sandoz of the Musée d’Horlogerie du Locle, which eventually led to the creation of the Parmigiani Fleurier company owned by the Sandoz Foundation.
In 2016, Parmigiani Fleurier unveiled the Hippologia, a 55kg, oval-shaped table clock covered in a foil of white gold and elaborated with the French glassmaker Lalique. In December 2020, Parmigiani Fleurier inked a partnership with Giorgio Armani to create the Giorgio Armani Fine Watches collection which was supposed to be launched by the end of 2021. In January 2021, Guido Terreni replaced Davide Traxler as CEO of the company.
Parmigiani carries a men’s line of watches, and a line that caters specifically to women. All Parmigiani Fleurier watches are hand-made, taking at least four hundred hours to put together; they are constructed with only precious metals[clarification needed] and precious or semi-precious stones. In order to create exclusivity, only a few thousand pieces are produced every year. Their watch lines include the Toric, Forma (renamed Kalpa) and the single watch, the Bugatti 370.
In 2006, the Bugatti 370 was awarded the “Watch of the Year” award by the Japanese Press. The watch is a driving watch based on the Bugatti Veyron supercar. It is designed to look like a transversal engine, and is mounted in 18 carat gold. In order to make it readable while driving, the face of the watch has been placed in a vertical position on the case’s front. The first Bugatti watch was given to car enthusiast Ralph Lauren. Only one hundred and fifty of the watches will be made each year, fifty of each of the three dial colors available. The watch will cost USD$200,000. In 2009, Parmigiani Fleurier and Pershing, the Italian Yacht Company announced that they will be offering the first ever line of Pershing Aquatic sport watches. The watch will be available in two different lines – the limited edition one-one-five, and the Pershing Chronographs collection. The watch is available