March 31, 2016

How Parmigiani’s finest watches are made?

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Parmigiani Fleurier Headquarters

One of the world’s earliest timepieces, Parmigiani Fleurier, founded in 1996 is a modern manufacturer operating the very top of quality production matching many in the industry. Their headquarters in Fleurier is a sleepy town in the region of Val-de-Travers. It is a stunningly traditional swiss estate with 3 pillars that keep the company moving forward – corporate, design and restoration.

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Box Clock

Parmigiani manufactures priceless timepieces like the one showed in the picture above. A box clock that has an articulated mechanical bird, completed with tiny bellows that whistle a song.

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Perfume Clock

Michel Parmigiani & his team has worked on some of the world’s most valuable timepieces and here we’re talking millions upon millions. In the above picture you can see a mechanical gilded 7-figure perfume clock, where the perfume bottle is from 18th century.

Watches like these are built “in-house”. Each watch is designed and manufactured under one roof.

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Bugatti Supersport

The Bugatti Supersport above, a $285,000 driving watch is built in collaboration with the legendary automaker. The dial of the watch is positioned in a way so as to be visible without moving the wrist while driving.

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Vaucher

Post finishing the design & execution, watches are sent off to Vaucher which is the official in-house movement manufacturer of Parmigiani, recognized as one of the finest movement manufactures in Switzerland.

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In the above picture the watch face is being designed in one of the most uniform ways to apply treatment by using soft rubber.

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At every point of the manufacture there’s immense amount of quality control.

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From there it’s off to the case manufacture, Les Artisans Boîtiers where it’s body is crafted. 16 ounces of gold is shaped into an 8-ounce case. Once cases are cut they are sent to another master craftsman for final polishing and ready to be assembled into a full watch. And finally watches are connected to straps, polished and shipped to boutiques around the world.

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Parmigiani Tonda

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