Parmigiani Fleurier is traditionally very conservative with regards to the materials it utilizes on its watch cases. The brand as a rule sticks to platinum, gold or steel to make its watches. However, recently, the brand presented its Kalpagraphe in a matte titanium version , offering a smooth monochromatic look. This chronograph watch is currently introduced in a dark ADLC-steel restricted edition, the Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpagraphe Noir. This new version is dispatched along with the Kalpagraphe Blanc, a pink gold ladylike model with an unpretentious white sapphire dial.
This dull iteration of Parmigiani Fleurier’s tonneau-molded chronograph, the Kalpagraphe Noir, stands apart with its dark case matched with pink gold for the crown, the pushers and a few components of the dial. Its dark gleaming completion reveals new insight into the refined case plan. With its liberal dimensions (44.45mm x 39.2mm) and its particular elongated tonneau shape stretched out by tear-drop hauls, the Kalpagraphe truly says something on the wrist. On account of its ergonomic plan, with a bended caseback, it stays comfortable in spite of its size.
The quietly toned sapphire dial is smoked. It is almost dark with changing reflections and it offers an incomplete perspective on the development. The elongated hour markers, the hands, the chronograph sub-counters, the cartouche bearing the brand name and the hands come in pink gold to give intelligible contrast. The huge curved date gap at 12 o’clock shows odd numbers only.
Turning the watch over, the caseback is gotten by four screws and a round sapphire gem uncovers the programmed development (note: the inscriptions on the model we had for audit are incomplete and not correct). The type PF334 is 30mm in width. Ticking at 28,800 vibrations each hour, it can stockpile to 50 hours of force hold on two arrangement coupled barrels. It is pleasantly designed with Geneva stripes, perlage and spans calculated by hand. The 22k gold rotor includes a grains d’orge guilloché design and a PF logo in an oval crest.
The watch is worn on a graceful dark elastic tie shut by a pink gold pin clasp. The Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpagraphe Noir is a restricted edition of 99 watches and retails for CHF 19,000.
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