THE ICONIC KALPA REDESIGNED AND FULL OF GOLD !
Launched during the SIHH 2018, the Kalpa Chronor was a wonderful surprise! I noticed two elements in particular : The new shape of the tonneau case and the stunning finishing of the calibre PF365 visible through the open back.
I have to start with the back because nowadays, it is quite rare to find such high quality is terms of finishing and aesthetics. The picture above speaks for itself but if you have the opportunity to get your hands on it, you’ll understand what i mean. The PF 365 is a self winding chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch. Made of solid gold, i love how the light reflection reveals some « hidden » angles.
The dial offers clear & readable indications. At 3 & 9 o’clock, you’ll find two gold counters linked to the chronograph fonction. A date window at 12 o’clock. A seconds indication at 6 o’clock (half circle, twice 30 seconds) and last, a central Hour / Minutes / Chronograph seconds hands.
The new Kalpa case is very confortable on the wrist. In fact, it’s a redesigned exercice and in my opinion, the goal was to remove a sort of visual « Heaviness ». At first, the timepiece might look a bit big but it’s only an impression! The proportions are actually very well balanced.
Wonderful, Bravo! PARMIGIANI FLEURIER.
Limited edition 50 pieces