The Swiss watchmaker unveils a limited-edition timepiece for women
Parmigiani Fleurier is a young brand. But don’t equate its youth with inexperience. Michel Parmigiani, its founder, was an expert watch repairer who specialised in the restoration of clocks and went on to create an eponymous brand in 1996 in Fleurier, Switzerland. Parmigiani Fleurier quickly earned a reputation as a watch manufacturer which made intricate movements and were all hand assembled in-house.
A decade later it debuted the Bugatti watch, and the first one was presented to Ralph Lauren who is known for his impressive and expensive car collection (his Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is valued at a cool $40 million). But in the testosterone-filled world of horology, women’s watches aren’t always top priority. It wasn’t until 2008 that Parmigiani launched its first mechanical watch collection for women called the Kalparisma.
At this year’s SIHH, the brand debuted this new limited-edition Kalparisma Nova Galaxy timepiece. The case of the rose-gold tonneau-shaped is set with 46 Top Wesselton diamonds totalling 0.84 carats. It features the excellent PF332 automatic-winding movement which was the first self-winding movement that Parmigiani manufactured. There are just 50 pieces of this Nova Galaxy, so move fast.
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