News June 2006

The Ladies’ Collection

The Watch Quote™ - June 7th, 2006

Manifested through an entirely new stylistic expression, femininity appears at the very heart of the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking world. The superlative aesthetic and technical quality demands imposed by its expertise highlight a new facet of time, dedicated to women.



The well-rounded collection of ladies’ models explores the universe of Haute Horlogerie, of Joaillerie or gem-set jewellery, and also the more accessible world of jewellery-watches with their understated, sophisticated lines. At the core of femininity, horological mechanisms strike a resonant new chord.

Their generous curves and streamlined profile, along with a size suited to each and every wrist, testify to Parmigiani Fleurier’s dedicated approach to these new timepieces.
Kalpa Grande, Donna or Piccola: the gold or steel collections are clothed in diamonds, their dials reflecting the intense sparkle of the precious stones.

The Parmigiani Fleurier woman

From the first rays of dawn to the heart of the night, femininity is revealed through its diversity. Each movement is matched by a style, serving as a bridge between all women. Parmgiani Fleurier masterfully directs the dialogue and draws upon its creative sources by giving a voice to those who have taken part in the birth of this new range of ladies’ watches.

Five women have played a special role in giving life to these new collections. Through their work at Parmigiani Fleurier, they represent a thousand voices, a thousand facets of womanhood. Whether as designer, watchmaker or sales manager, they are the vital links in the chain of watchmaking success.

Representing far more than just the face of these creations, they embody their very essence.

Kalpa Grande Gold & Steel

A few fragments of eternity

Anne-Laure Parmigiani, Parmigiani Fleurier Watchmaker, gemmologist and engraver
“The radiance of the morning light has a purity that stimulates every watchmaking move I make.”

Its name evokes the infinite mysteries of time. Beautifully rounded for visual harmony, its curves are a contemporary application of the principles of proportionality.
Its highly distinctive case lugs, cambered profile or strap designed to merge seamlessly into the case middle, are embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds that may be set on each of its versions.

It also radiates an extremely understated personality when the gleam of its metal, be it steel or gold, appears free of any other adornment.

Its self-winding movement, PF Calibre 331, entirely developed and crafted by Parmigiani Fleurier, provides the guarantee of exceptionally refined craftsmanship.
Composed of a broad range of dials (mother-of-pearl or sunburst guilloché in black, ivory or “Lilla” versions), straps (crocodile leather or mirror-finish calfskin) and materials (white gold, rose gold or steel), the Kalpa Grande ladies’ models may be customised to fulfil each and every individual desire. Classic in a mother-of-pearl and gold version, distinctively urban in steel with a colourful sunburst guilloché dial, it becomes an ultra-contemporary evening adornment when a shower of diamonds enhances the face of the Ouranos model. Like a myriad dazzling stars, the diamonds arranged around the 18-carat white gold and white mother-of-pearl dial form a beautifully flowing graphic composition.

All Kalpa Grande models are fitted with a Hermès leather strap featuring a folding clasp for steel watches and a pin buckle for the gold versions.

Kalpa Grande Or & Aciers

Technical data

Kalpa Grande Gold & Steel Collections


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Movement:mechanical self-winding Parmigiani Fleurier Calibre 331, entirely crafted within the Manufacture. Hand-bevelled bridges, “Côtes de Genève” decorative motif
Vibrations per hour:28,800
Diameter:11_’’’/25.60 mm
Thickness:3.50 mm
Jewels:32
Power reserve:55 hours
Functions:hours, minutes, seconds. Date window on the Ouranos model
Dial:galvanic lacquered sunburst guilloche black, ivory or “Lilla”
Hour circle:mirror-polished rhodium-plated applied hour-markers and Arabic numerals: Numerals set with brilliant-cut diamonds at 12 and 6 o’clock.
Mother-of-pearl dial variations:
Dial:black, white, champagne coloured mother-of-pearl dial. Large date window for Ouranos model and dial set with brilliant-cut diamonds (0.1 carats)
Hands:Parmigiani Fleurier “delta” shaped hour and minute hands in rhodium-plated steel with luminescent centre. Rhodium-plated steel seconds hand.
Case:in 18-carat white gold, in 18-carat rose gold, in steel, with or without 1 lateral row of brilliant-cut diamonds (1.19 carats)
Strap/bracelet:black, “ficelle” or honey-coloured Hermès crocodile leather strap, or mirror-finish white calfskin for the Ouranos model. Pin buckle for gold version and folding clasp for steel version. Metal bracelet also available, with or without 1 lateral row of brilliant-cut diamonds (3.21 carats)

Haute Horlogerie

Sparkling Technical Sophistication

Nancy Thomas, Long-haul airline pilot and official balloonist of the Parmigiani Fleurier hot-air balloon
““Flying is always a challenge. Space and infinity guide my passion.”

Mechanical excellence is a challenge that Parmigiani Fleurier wishes to share with women fascinated by exceptional horological creations.
The Tourbillon of the Perpetual Calendar are technical wonders attuned to the very essence of femininity.

In harmony with its pioneering watchmaking spirit, Parmigiani Fleurier is unveiling within this collection an entirely diamond-pavé Kalpa 30-second Tourbillon model with week-long power reserve. Its mechanical hand-wound movement, Parmigiani Fleurier Calibre 500, springs to life at the heart of the recently extended Manufacture in Fleurier. Featuring several major technical accomplishments, this Tourbillon model boasts enhanced performances thanks to its two rotations per minute, its capacity to run smoothly for seven days without being rewound, a carriage visible from both sides, and a centre seconds hand.
Set with diamonds totalling 5.34 carats, the Kalpa Tourbillon is graced with a white mother-of-pearl dial that makes a perfect match with the mirror-finish white Hermès calfskin strap.

The celestial myriads of diamonds illuminating the Toric Perpetual Calendar are a glittering tribute to the infinity of space and time. The graphic constellations depicted on the dial evoke the mysteries of eternity. They are composed of groups of stars visible in the Northern or Southern hemispheres, each of them represented by a brilliant-cut diamond set against a blue or black dial.

The Toric Perpetual Calendar displays the days, the months, the retrograde date and the leap years until 2100. Calibre 333, entirely developed and crafted by Parmigiani Fleurier, provides an extremely accurate indication of the lunar cycles thanks to its additional gear train. These displays are also dual-natured, in that their positions observed from the North or South Pole are shown to be the exact opposite. Depending on the shade of the dial, the model is called “Luna Blù” or “Luna Rossa” and the bezel may be set with baguette-cut or brilliant-cut diamonds, respectively totalling 3 or 1.6 carats.

The Haute Horlogerie ladies’ models are endowed with the rigorous precision of a fine traditional timepiece, and the sparkling magic of formal evening wear.


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Toric Quantième perpétuel rétrograde « Luna Blu »

Technical data

Toric retrograde perpetual Calendar “Luna Blù” & “Luna Rossa”


Movement:mechanical self-winding Parmigiani Fleurier Calibre 333, entirely crafted within the Manufacture Parmigiani Fleurier (Retrograde Perpetual Calendar model also entirely made in-house). 22-carat oscillating weight. Hand-bevelled bridges, “Côtes de Genève” decorative motif, circular graining.
Vibrations per hour:28,800
Diameter:12’’’/27.00 mm
Thickness:5.50 mm
jewels:32
Power reserve:45 hours
Functions:hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar (day, retrograde date, month, leap year, high-precision moon-phase display
Dial:blue-lacquered 18-carat gold. Semi-matt circular satin-brushed dial rim (date) with blue transferred date numerals and brilliant-cut sapphires dots.
Colour variation:
black lacquered 18-carat gold. Red transferred date numerals and brilliant-cut dots
Four constellations of brilliant-cut diamonds set on the dial: Ursa Minor, Cetus, Lyra, Corona Borealis
Indication of moon-phases in Northern and Southern hemisphere
Hands:Parmigiani Fleurier “javelin” shaped hour and minute hands in rhodium-plated 18-carat gold, Rhodium-plated seconds hand with moon and sun motifs. Rhodium-plated date hand with star motif
Case:18-carat white gold with or without brilliant-cut diamonds (1.6 carats) or baguette-cut diamonds (3 carats)
Strap:Hermès crocodile leather with pin buckle

Kalpa XL Tourbillon Diamants

Technical data

Kalpa XL Tourbillon Diamonds


Movement:mechanical hand-wound Parmigiani Fleurier Calibre 500, entirely crafted within the Manufacture, week-long power reserve. 30-second Tourbillon regulator. Double barrel. Hand-bevelled bridges, “Côtes de Genève” decorative motif, grained sides of the steelworks
Vibrations per hour:21,600
Dimensions:13 x 10_’’’/29.30 mm x 23.60 mm
Thickness:5.50 mm
Jewels:29
Power reserve:7 days
Functions:centre hour, minute and seconds hands, week-long power-reserve indicator
Dial:White mother-of-pearl. 18-carat gold applied Arabic numerals and brilliant-cut diamond dots. Hour-markers in trapeze-cut diamonds, 0.09 carats each. Pointer-type power-reserve display through an aperture. Semi-circular applied time zone in 18-carat gold. Tourbillon visible on the dial.
Hands:Parmigiani Fleurier “javelin” shaped hour and minute hands. Centre seconds hand.
Case:18-carat rose gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds (4.943 carats).
Strap:white mirror-finish Hermès calfskin with 18-carat gold pin buckle set with brilliant-cut diamonds

Kalpa Donna & Kalpa Piccola Gold

A gem in a daily life

Michelle Veyna, President Parmigiani Fleurier USA
“Whether facing the Pacific Ocean or caught up in the hustle and bustle of New York, contrasts are part of my life.”

Highly cosmopolitan and designed to ensure a level of comfort tailored to the frantic pace of contemporary women, the Kalpa Donna and Piccola collections in 18-carat gold feature multiple and consistently elegant facets.

Graceful and refined, they embody exactly the jewellery-watch that Parmigiani Fleurier sought to create for women wishing to wear a precious and enduring timepiece.

The all-new sleek lines of the Kalpa Donna are distinguished by a streamlined profile, thus creating a lighter feel and a closer fit on the wrist. The Kalpa Piccola has been adjusted to ensure a more flexible choice. These enhanced aesthetic features called for the use of a top-quality quartz movement with a diminutive size ideally suited to this model.

The Kalpa Donna and Piccola gold models offer a broad range of variations. Radiating extreme elegance when rose gold is teamed simply with a black, “ficelle” or honey-coloured crocodile leather Hermès strap, they exalt the beauty of the noble metal when they come clothed in white or rose gold and adorned with two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds outlining the case and bracelet. The range consists of five sunburst galvanic guilloché dial colours with diamond numerals, along with three shades of mother of pearl.

Kalpa Donna & Kalpa Piccola Or

Technical data

Kalpa Donna & Kalpa Piccola Gold


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Movement:quartz: Hand-bevelled bridge, “Côtes de Genève” decorative motif.
Size:13 x 15 mm
Thickness:2.05 mm
Jewels:6
Power reserve:2 years
Functions:hours, minutes
Dial:galvanic lacquered sunburst guilloché black, ivory, champagne, “Lilla”, amaranthine
Hour circle:Mirror-polished rhodium-plated applied hour-markers and Arabic numerals.
Brilliant-cut diamond numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock.
Mother-of-pearl dial variations:
Dial:Black, white, champagne coloured.
Hands:Parmigiani Fleurier “delta” shaped hour and minute hands in rhodium-plated steel with luminescent centre.
Case:18-carat white gold, exclusively set with 1 lateral row of brilliant-cut diamonds (0.69 cts for Donna and 0.40 carats for Piccola); or in 18-carat rose gold with or without 1 lateral row of brilliant-cut diamonds (carat weight identical to white gold version).
Bracelet/strap:black, “ficelle” or honey-coloured Hermès crocodile leather with pin buckle. Also available with a gold bracelet, with or without 1 lateral row of brilliant-cut diamonds (2.34 carats for Donna and 1.40 carats carats for Piccola).

Kalpa Jewellery

Playing with fire

Catia Hofmann, Sales Manager International Parmigiani Fleurier
“As night falls, any sense of constraints slowly disappears as the city reveals its complex and freer nature.”

Lit up by a fairytale array of diamonds, the new Jewellery collection offers an exclusive interpretation of the Kalpa line, entirely paved with precious stones. Its powerful arched sides appear destined to wear such a luminous garment without altering the harmony of its curves. The shimmering radiance of the gems becomes unique as the countless diamonds set its rounded shapes on fire.

Crafted in white gold, the Kalpa Grande Jewellery is entirely paved with brilliant-cut diamonds, totalling 17.2 carats running over its precious case and bracelet. The white mother-of-pearl dial reflects the theme of the new Kalpa ladies’ collections, on which two lone numerals clad in precious stones testify to the passing of time. Particularly refined, the Kalpa Grande Jewellery model set with white or pink diamonds features a delicate gradation of pastel hues perfectly matching the pink mother-of-pearl dial.

Entirely developed and crafted within the Parmigiani Fleurier workshops, these models are driven by a self-winding movement, Parmigani Fleurier Calibre 331. Particularly well suited to any wrist, the Kalpa Jewellery collection is also available in Donna and Piccola lines characterised by their more daintier size and equipped with a top-quality quartz movement. Each of them may be chosen with either a gem-set bracelet or satin strap.

Kalpa Joaillerie

Technical data


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Movement:mechanical self-winding Parmigiani Fleurier Calibre 331, entirely crafted within the Manufacture. Hand-bevelled bridges, “Côtes de Genève” decorative motif.
Vibrations per hour:28,800
Diameter:11_’’’/25.60 mm
Thickness:3.50 mm
Jewels:32
Power reserve:55 hours
Functions:hours, minutes, seconds
Dial:in white or pink mother-of-pearl; numerals set with brilliant-cut diamonds at 12 and 6 o’clock.
Hands:Parmigiani Fleurier “delta” shaped hour and minute hands in openworked rhodium-plated steel. Steel rhodium-plated seconds hand.
Case:in 18-carat white gold, set with white diamonds or with brilliant-cut white or pink diamonds (3.37 carats).
Bracelet/strap:gold bracelet set with white brilliant-cut diamonds (13.74 carats) or pink satin strap for the Kalpa Grande set with pink diamonds.

Kalpa Donna & Kalpa Piccola Steel

Dancing with the light

Carol Vallat, Designer Parmigiani Fleurier r
“Sketching out a play on light and shade suggests the flowing nature of forms. Matter springs to life to arouse emotions.”

The sleek styling of the Kalpa Donna and Piccola Steel watches is exquisitely light and their cheerful, dynamic appearance reflects the luminosity of sunlit days or the glow of the night. Accessible to a broad feminine public, these models are especially easy to wear and ideally suited to city life.

On the sunburst guilloché dial, the diamond numerals contrast with the sporting look of the steel case, while intensifying the radiance of the galvanic amaranthine, champagne, ivory, black or “Lilla” shades. The Kalpa Donna and Piccola steel collections may also be enhanced with a white, black or champagne coloured mother-of-pearl dial for a more classic touch.

Generally worn on a metal bracelet, they become items of jewellery in their own right thanks to the exceptional radiance of their polished steel. A gem-set version is available for each variation, featuring a lateral row of brilliant-cut diamonds adorning the case or the steel bracelet.

Two special models round out these two collections, dedicated to ladies who wish to enjoy the supple comfort of a Hermès leather strap. The Kalpa Donna or Piccola steel models with a black guilloché dial and pink numerals or a white guilloché dial are respectively teamed with a mirror-finish lilac or white Hermès calfskin strap.

The Kalpa Donna and Piccola Steel watches are equipped with a quartz movement. A first for the brand, this alternative opens up whole new creative vistas that are also eminently suitable for the more diminutively sized models of which the Kalpa Donna and Piccola provide a tantalizing foretaste. The top-quality workmanship lavished on this calibre is entirely in harmony with the customary high demands of the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking criteria.

Kalpa Donna & Kalpa Piccola Acier

Technical data

Collection Kalpa Donna & Kalpa Piccola Steel


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Movement:quartz: Hand-bevelled bridge, “Côtes de Genève” decorative motif.
Size:13 x 15 mm
Thickness:2.05 mm
Jewels:6
Power reserve:2 years
Functions:hours, minutes
Dial:galvanic lacquered sunburst guilloché black, ivory, champagne, “Lilla”, amaranthine
Hour circle:Mirror-polished rhodium-plated applied hour-markers and Arabic numerals. Brilliant-cut diamond numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock.
Mother-of-pearl dial variations:
Dial:Black, white, champagne coloured.
Special series dial variations:
Dial:galvanic lacquered sunburst guilloché black with pink numerals.
Dial:galvanic lacquered sunburst guilloché white with mirror-polished rhodium-plated applied hour-markers and Arabic numerals. Brilliant-cut diamond numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock.
Hands:Parmigiani Fleurier “delta” shaped hour and minute hands in rhodium-plated steel with luminescent centre.
Case:steel, with or without 1 lateral row of brilliant-cut diamonds (0.69 cts for Donna and 0.40 carats for Piccola).
Bracelet/strap:steel bracelet, with or without 1 lateral row of brilliant-cut diamonds (2.34 carats for Donna and 1.40 carats for Piccola).Mirror-finish white or lilac Hermès calfskin strap with pin buckle for models in special series.

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