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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the above picture the watch face is being designed in one of the most uniform ways to apply treatment by using soft rubber.
At every point of the manufacture there’s immense amount of quality control.
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.