All Parmigiani Models:
Michel Parmigiani opened his watchmaking workshop in 1976. He gained renown restoring several complicated clocks and watches which included pieces from the Patek Philippe Museum. This experience allowed him to encounter historical timepieces, building a useful repository of knowledge. After working with the large collection of the Sandoz Family Foundation, Michel Parmigiani founded his own brand with the Foundation's backing. Parmigiani debuted his first wristwatch, the Toric QP, in 1999. Soon after, the Sandoz Family Foundation acquired a luxury casemaker and two partmakers, allowing the company to manufacture its watches in-house. In 2003, the Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier was created for the purpose of engineering highly complicated calibers. In 2004, Parmigiani partnered with the luxury car company Bugatti to create an engine inspired wristwatch. 2016 saw the introduction of the brand's first integrated chronograph movement. Parmigiani Fleurier is notable for its independence in the development and manufacturing of its cases and movements.
Parmigiani luxury watches for both men and women are hand crafted with care to be assured that the finest craftsmanship goes into each element. There are simple models that are beautiful in their elegance as well as models with exciting complications. The women's collection includes different watches that can be worn every hour of the day or evening, and for every activity. The 'Parmigiani Kalpa' models incorporate both gold and steel and some include diamonds on the watch face, bezel, case or band. The beauty and elegance of these models make it easy to see why they are so popular. Popular complications include the 'Parmigiani chronograph', the 'Parmigiani fly-back chronograph', the 'Parmigiani perpetual calendar', and the 'Parmigiani tourbillon'.
Parmigiani luxury watches for men include the Kalpa models as well as all of the same exciting complications that the ladies' watches incorporate. The 'Parmigiani Toric Retrograde Perpetual Calendar' is a favorite, as is the 'Parmigiani Bugatti Type 370'. The men's watches also include technical masterpieces with grand complications, such as the 'Parmigiani Pershing Tourbillon', and the 'Parmigiani Toric Minute Repeater GMT'. With such attention to detail and individual creation, the Parmigiani luxury watches produce relatively small numbers of their watches and one can understand why some of those with high complications are rare treasures to be sought after and collected.