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Kalpa
TOURBILLON

Hand-wound, tourbillon & power reserve movement
Ref: PFH150-2033500-HA2842

PFH150-2033500-HA2842

The power of the cyclone encapsulated in Haute Horlogerie

Parmigiani Fleurier has always sought to reinterpret natural phenomena, whether mechanically, through its perpetual calendars and its moon phases, or aesthetically, in symbolic illustrations of the nature that surrounds us. The unique Kalpa Tourbillon Cyclone has a mother of pearl marquetry dial which, through its colour gradation and subtle fragmentation, reflects the power of the natural phenomenon from which it takes its name.

Mother of pearl marquetry bringing the cyclone to life

The dial of the Kalpa Tourbillon Cyclone reflects the prestige of a unique piece. One by one, mother of pearl segments are placed around the tourbillon cage which represents the epicentre. Each of the 103 pieces of mother of pearl is selected for its precise shade to create a stunning effect, with lighter blues in the centre gradually deepening towards the bezel. Each segment is cut into a trapezoid and positioned so as to produce the effect of an explosion. The fresco is arranged concentrically around the tourbillon, and features a fractal representation of the disturbance that only a cyclone, a true force of nature, can produce.

The 30-second tourbillon – a world first

In 2004, Parmigiani Fleurier managed to double the rotation speed of the tourbillon to give two rotations per minute. This proved an immense challenge, as to overcome the inertial effects of the tourbillon cage, the materials used had to be reconsidered, and innovations added to the calibre to make it more reliable. The 30-second tourbillon is a world first and a mark of true prestige. It provides double the compensation for the effects of gravity whilst increasing the regularity of the movement's rate.

The Kalpa family's "tonneau" shape – unusual and remarkable

The shape of the Kalpa Tourbillon Cyclone case is the classic "tonneau", one of the first designs that Michel Parmigiani created for his brand. This form is based on the application of the golden ratio, a geometrical reference which provides a harmonious ratio of proportions. Set with 215 baguette-cut diamonds, totalling 13.04 carats, the platinum case and its lugs sit ergonomically on the wrist.

Movement
PF500

Hand-wound, tourbillon & power reserve movement

The Kalpa Tourbillon Cyclone is equipped with a 30-second tourbillon which is exclusive to the Parmigiani Fleurier Watchmaking Centre. The hand-wound PF500 movement has a double barrel mounted in series, giving it a power reserve of up to one week, a rare feat for a complication such as this. The movement bridges are hand-bevelled, creating a spectacular play of light, and every surface is decorated to the highest standards of Haute Horlogerie.

Movement

Calibre
PF500
Winding
Manual
Total dimensions
13‘’’ x 10 ½''' – 29.3 x 23.6 mm
Thickness
5.5 mm
Frequency
3 Hz – 21’600 A/h
Power-reserve
One week
Nb of components
237
Nb of jewels
30

Functions

Hours, minutes, Seconds, Power reserve, Tourbillon

Dial

Colour
Blue
Index
18 ct gold appliques, diamond-polished, luminescent coating
Finishing
Marquetry by theme
Hands
Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Case

Dimensions
44.7 x 37.2 mm
Thickness
11.5 mm
Material
950 Platinum
Nb of diamonds
215
Carats
13.0400
Water-resistance
30 m
Back
Sapphire
Glass
Anti-reflective sapphire

Bracelet

Brand
Hermès
Material
Alligator
Colour
Blue Storm

Buckle

Type
Folding Clasp
Material
18ct white gold