The first watches created by Parmigiani Fleurier for women, the Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna became part of the collection in 2006, sporting the iconic tonneau lines designed by Michel Parmigiani. These elegant, feminine watches radiate charm through their striking colours and through their carefully tailored design.
When creating the design for the Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna, which are identical apart from size, Michel Parmigiani used the perfect proportions of the golden number as his foundation. He then enhanced the harmony of these proportions with gentle, rounded details like the delicate curve of the case, which extends to the rounded horns. These are specially angled so that the resulting profile sits perfectly on the female wrist, ergonomically designed for total comfort.
The dial on the Kalpa Piccola and Kalpa Donna features guilloché work evoking the sun’s rays, and providing a subtle reflection of the hour segmentation. The pattern becomes a form of index. Each dial is coated in a coloured lacquer, with intense pigments that sparkle and gleam, reinforced by the visual effect of depth created by the decoration.
The numerals 12 and 6, with their striking setting of Top Wesselton diamonds, were also designed by Michel Parmigiani. He drew his inspiration from Art Nouveau when sculpting their contours, a style based on perfect curves where the female figure is omnipresent.
With the hour and minute indication in the centre, the quartz movement driving the Kalpa Piccola and Donna is a perfect example of the consistently high requirements of the watchmakers at Parmigiani Fleurier.
The Kalpa Donna is only available with a steel case. This can be stone-set, or plain, and diamonds can even be extended onto the bracelet for perfect continuity. The dials are available in ivory, sky blue, and amaranth, hues which perfectly complement the linen colour of the alligator strap. The Kalpa Piccola is available in a version with a rose gold case and bracelet, and an ivory coloured mother-of-pearl dial.
Piccola: PFC160-0020700; PFC160-0021400; PFC160-0020900; PFC160-1020700; PFC160-1023300
Donna: PFC160-0020701; PFC160-0020501; PFC160-0020901
Total dimensions: 16 x 13 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Dimensions: 29.5 x 24.5 mm (Piccola) 34.8 x 24.8 mm (Donna)
Thickness: 6.3 mm (Piccola); 6.8 mm (Donna)
Material: Stainless steel
Piccola: 46 diamonds, 0.4250 carat
Donna: 43 diamonds, 0.6920 carat
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
Water resistance: 30 m
Piccola colours: Ivory; black; amaranth; white mother-of-pearl
Donna colours: Ivory; blue steel; amaranth
Indices: Rhodium-plated stone-set appliques at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock
Finish: “Sunray” guilloché
Hands: Delta-shaped with luminescent coating
Piccola: with no setting or 49 diamonds, 0.10 carat
Donna: 41 diamonds, 0.0790 carat
Stainless steel, stone-set along the side or plain
18 ct rose gold, stone-set or plain
Linen coloured Hermès alligator
Steel folding or rose gold pin buckle