Unveiled in 2008, the rose gold Kalparisma collection became the first Parmigiani Fleurier watch for women to feature a self-winding mechanical movement. The Kalparisma Nova takes its name from the star positioned at 6 o'clock, its poetic rotation indicating the passage of the seconds. Overflowing with feminine symbolism and a striking elegance, the Kalparisma Nova is an iconic part of the Parmigiani Fleurier collection for women.
A truly poetic incarnation of the small seconds, this star makes one revolution every minute. The "Nova" takes its inspiration from an antique piece which had been restored in the Parmigiani Fleurier workshops. It was a complex automaton, complete with a star, which captured the imagination of the restorers. The originality and femininity of its symbol was recreated on the Kalparisma Nova, which forms a tribute to its source of inspiration, the Collection Maurice-Yves Sandoz.
The Kalparisma Nova is available in a choice of three dial versions: guilloché ivory and black, to echo the sun's rays, and a white mother of pearl dial with captivating reflections. These dials are complemented by a wide range of Hermès leather straps, or a rose gold bracelet to provide continuity with the case. The two sides of the latter can be set with Top Wesselton diamonds of a rare brilliance, enhancing the dial's lustre.
The shape of the Kalparisma Nova 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. The case and its lugs, the angle of which has been carefully calculated to describe a perfect curve, sit ergonomically on the female wrist.
The calibre PF331 is the first self-winding mechanical movement from Parmigiani Fleurier. The movement has a modular design which allows for a diverse range of Kalparisma versions. This movement offers the finest Haute Horlogerie finishes you would expect from Parmigiani Fleurier, and ones which very few brands would apply to such a mechanism. The bridges are sandblasted, drawn out or "Côtes de Genève" decorated, then bevelled by hand and, finally, rhodium-plated. The 22-carat gold oscillating weight features a guilloché barley grain motif. Michel Parmigiani has high expectations when it comes the brand's craftsmanship: each component, however small or hidden, deserves the very finest finishes. This attention to detail is what makes the Kalparisma Nova Collection so precious.
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