In other words, after this year’s SIHH watch exhibition, I was most impressed by the Kalpagraphe Chronomètre titanium watch. From the material to the appearance, from the case to the movement, they are all very well-made, exquisite and stunning. Before the appearance and performance design, what was the original intention of its creation?
‘Comfortable to wear’ is the key
First Kalpa Hebdomadaire (formerly known as ‘Ionica’) launched in 1999
When referring to the Parmigiani brand, the public will first think of the unique ‘barrel’ design-the Kalpa series. This series with a rectangular design of ‘barrel’ belongs to the Parmigiani iconic watch series. The original idea of the Kalpa series was to design a distinctive and comfortable wearing watch that could meet the ergonomic design. In popular terms, people could hardly feel the existence of wrist watch.
However, this realistic design element requires various practices to be repeatedly considered, pondered, researched, and discovered before it is finally formed. In 2001, the KALPA series watch was officially born. Later, in response to the strong demand of the audience, Parmigiani’s first women’s collection was launched, including Kalpa Piccola, Kalpa Donna and Kalparisma. The proportions, volume and decoration were tailor-made for women.
Harmonious proportions in nature
Looking at these barrel-type watches, it is not difficult to find that Michel Parmigiani pursues the foundation of aesthetic harmony in each watch: the volume of the case and its curve uses the golden ratio, Parmigiani’s iconic drop-shaped lugs are perfect examples of this, etc., all presented in the Parmigiani Kalpa series watches, showing the most dazzling and most dazzling wrist-like elements with countless harmonious proportions of nature. Comfortable glory.
‘Comfortable to wear’ is not meant to be overlooked.
‘The Craftsman of Time Is the Only One’
Today I share with you another Kalpagraphe Chronomètre watch made of gold.
The bright and shiny gold shell design is a very modern style of cask, which breaks the conventional design and brings more exclusive features to the wrist. The 48.2×40.9 mm case size seems very heavy, but looking at the real thing is a more handsome fashion style, which works well.
The barrel-shaped dial is shot-blasted with satin finish and is semi-hollowed. The center of the dial is equipped with hollow triangle hands. The gold color and materials correspond to the hands of the small seconds dial below. The small seconds dial adopts ‘double-sided hands’ and indicates that the scale takes up only half of the space. (Remaining space for ‘Chronomètre’)
12 o’clock position with semi-instant date display window
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and hour counter at 9 o’clock
The back of the case design allows you to observe the movement of the movement. The watch is equipped with the PF362 integrated dual chronograph chronograph movement independently created by the Parmigiani Manufacture. The design of this movement matches the barrel-shaped case of Kalpa, which also makes it compatible with Different. The PR362 automatic movement is composed of 332 parts, with a thickness of only 7 mm, a power reserve of 65 hours, and a working frequency of 5 Hz. This movement is certified by COSC (Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory Testing Agency) and incorporates several cutting-edge technologies with high accuracy and reliability.
Finally, who wouldn’t like such a watch with excellent appearance, performance and comfort?