Parmigiani Fleurier has joined forces with the prestigious french master glassmaker Lalique for a new interpretation of the clock 15 days, a marvel of clock mechanics encased in the very finest crystal.
Unveiled in 2012, the Clock 15 days lays bare the stark archi- tecture of its movement and the beauty of its transparent finish behind five rock crystal panels. Keen to augment the considerable aesthetic beauty of this piece, Parmigiani Fleurier has joined forces with Lalique, experts in fine crystal work, to create an exclusive limited edition version featuring a Lalique crystal to enhance the clock’s exquisite contours.
This project was a feat of high precision workmanship from two great artisan companies.
For Parmigiani Fleurier, this table clock represents gigantic dimensions, particularly in terms of its mechanics. Accustomed to minuscule watch components, the watchmakers at Parmigiani Fleurier had to shift their focus to a larger order of magnitude and, as a result, relearn much of their craft. To work standing up rather than sitting down, to swap tweezers for fingers, and reliance on the watchmaker’s magnifier rather than the naked eye. Most important was rediscovering the “pure movement” for each operation – the trademark dexterity that enables the watchmaker to achieve the perfect finish. As the dimensions increase, the tactile memory no longer applies... we must therefore go in search of a new pure movement – a rare and magnificent adventure – to develop a subtle touch suited to a world of giants.
|Frequency||:||2.5 Hz-18,000 Vib/h|
|Main plates and bridges||:||With Côtes de Genève, hand-engraved and bevelled|
|Power reserve indicator||:||On barrel|
|Exterior||:||Rhodium-plated solid silver cabinet|
|Crystals||:||Faceted mineral glass crystals|
|Top and side panels||:||In Lalique crystal |
Secret key drawer on the rear of the base
|Logo||:||For removable key hole at 180°|
|Individual number||:||Engraved on the case-back|
Small dial, opaline small seconds counter,
Large dial with Côtes de Genève and hand-bevelling
|Hands||:||Delta-shaped with luminescent coating|
|Keys||:||Double key: |
Large winding key