Created to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the first shaped watch designed by Michel Parmigiani, the limited edition Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire Anniversaire has a hidden treasure stowed within its steep frame: a solid gold movement with delicately engraved bridges.
The Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire Anniversaire was released on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the first shaped watch designed by Michel Parmigiani, which became a seminal design that established the aesthetic codes of the brand. Its “barrel” shape is based on the application of the golden ratio, a geometric reference point that ensures a ratio with harmonious proportions. The case, whose incline has been studied to identify the perfect curve, is extended by elegant lugs and hugs the wrist with a view to achieving the ideal ergonomic fit.
The Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire features a movement with 8 days (215 hours) of autonomous operation, while offering an exceptionally comfortable user experience. This remarkable power reserve is indicated by a patented mechanism. It is ensured by two series-coupled barrels which also allow for great uniformity in the energy distribution to the gear train. Its operation is therefore more regular while its precision is increased.
The Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire Anniversaire has a hidden treasure stowed deep within it: a movement made of rose gold for this edition limited to 10 pieces. The manufacture of gold bridges and plates is a challenge given its malleable and ductile nature. The finishes embellishing this authentic masterpiece required countless hours of work. A hand-engraved dragon-wing motif makes for a beautifully scenic decoration on the bridges.
Hand-wound, power reserve movement
The Calibre PF110-gold is an exceptional version of the first calibre created by Michel Parmigiani, while also being made of rose gold. This manual-winding movement (29.3 x 23.6 mm) follows the curves of the case and is characterised by the excellence and the nobility of its construction. It has been the subject of exceptional finishes. Its bridges are delicately engraved with a dragon-wing decoration. Thanks to its two series-coupled barrels, the Calibre PF 110-gold benefits from an 8-day power reserve while offering exceptional user comfort. Its pendulum oscillates at 21,600 vibrations per hour and is paired with a sensitive “swan-neck” regulator mechanism.
Hours, minutes, Small second, Date, Power reserve