Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Hebdomadaire XL Anniversaire, which plays on a restrain spirit, hiding its treasure into a simple steel case. True beauty doesn’t need to be exposed, because it has to be discreet. And this piece of horological beauty is the movement, in solid gold. The movement of the Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Hebdomadaire Anniversaire is technically the same as the normal edition of the watch, however here, it has been entirely redesigned and finished with extreme care. The main plate as well as the bridges are manufactured in solid yellow gold (which is not that simple, as it involved recalibrating the machines and checking each cutting parameter). Then, the surfaces are entirely engraved with a delicate dragon-wing motif. Edges are polished – some angles being internal, meaning that only a trained hand can achieve them – and each part receives haute-horlogerie treatment. The contrast with the almost utilitarian material of the case is what creates the interest here.
Apart from this visual treatment, the movement (calibre PF110) remains identical. It offers a long power reserve (with two barrels in series), a display of the power reserve and of the date, as well as a small second. it ticks at 3hz (21,600vph) and of course has a manual winding.
The external part of the Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Hebdomadaire Anniversaire, even in steel, remains precious and refined. The case is entirely polished. The dial presents here an unseen havana color, matched with a wave-pattern guilloche on the periphery. The hands, as well as the indexes, are made out of gold. The power reserve indicator can be seen at 12 and the date is place in the small second sub-dial at 6.
Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Hebdomadaire XL Anniversaire – Piece unique #06/10
Case size: 37mm x 52mm stainless steel
Strap: Hermes black alligator with stainless steel folding clasp.