Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Montreux Jazz Festival 2018 Edition

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This year, Parmigiani Fleurier created ten special edition pieces from its Kalpa collection to celebrate the luxury watch brand’s association with Montreux Jazz Festival.

These watches feature a musical themed dial in honour of the festival. A piano keyboard adorns the edge of the Kalpa Grande – for men – and a stone-set Kalparisma for women. This pattern, with alternating black and white keys, is obtained through a technique called ‘épargnage’.

After receiving a satin finish, the artisan dial-crafter masks the surfaces of the pattern that must remain clear for the final design. The areas not protected by the ‘épargnage’ technique are then sandblasted and will become the black keys and the gaps of the keyboard. It’s the strong colouring that reveals these contrasts: The contrast between these two surface treatments, the sand-blasted and satin effect make the keyboard keys appear as if by magic.

Each of these special edition watches is limited to five pieces and engraved with “MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018” on the back. These ten Kalpa Grande and Kalparisma join numerous special edition MJF watches produced by Parmigiani Fleurier since 2007.

Technical details

Model: Kalpa Grande MJF 2018
Reference: PFS124-0000114-HA1242 – 5-piece special edition

Movement
PF331
Winding: Self-winding
Power reserve: 55 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz – 28,800 Vib/h
Dimensions: 11 ½ ”’ – Ø 25.6 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Components: 220
Jewels: 32

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Date

Case
Shape: Tonneau
Dimensions: 40.8 x 34.0 mm
Thickness: 9.25 mm
Material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 m
Case-back: Sapphire
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back engraving: “MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018”

Dial
Colour: Silver
Finish: Sunray satin finish
Indices: Rose gold gilded applique
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Strap
Type: Alligator skin
Brand: Hermès
Colour: Havana

Buckle
Material: Stainless steel
Type: Folding buckle

Kalparisma MJF 2018
Reference: PFC422-1200100-HA1441 – 5-piece special edition

Movement
PF331
Winding: Self-winding
Power reserve: 55 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz – 28,800 Vib/h
Dimensions: 11 ½ ”’ – Ø 25.6 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Components: 220
Jewels: 32

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Date

Case
Shape: Tonneau
Dimensions: 37.5 x 31.2 mm
Thickness: 8.4 mm
Material: Stainless steel
Diamonds: 46
Carats: 0.8360
Water resistance: 30 m
Case-back: Sapphire
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
Case-back engraving: “MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018”

Dial
Colour: Silver
Finish: Sunray satin finish
Indices: Rose gold gilded applique
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating

Strap
Type: Alligator skin
Colour: White

Buckle
Material: Stainless steel
Type: Folding buckle

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