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2008-11-20

Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing Tourbillon


© Parmigiani Fleuer

From Parmigiani: Powerful and elegant, the Pershing collection symbolises the modern vision Parmigiani brings to the art of Haute Horlogerie. Its lines are a bold expression of the sporting spirit that Parmigiani has been developing since the inception of its exclusive partnership with the prestigious Italian yacht manufacturer, a member of the Ferretti Group. Renowned for the exceptional quality of its manufacturing, the elegance of its interior designs and its innovative marine technology, Italian yacht manufacturer Pershing is the natural choice to partner Parmigiani.

The new Pershing Tourbillon ajouré model represents a striking embodiment of their mutual expertise.
The Pershing Tourbillon ajouré brings together all the aesthetic and technical accomplishments Parmigiani Fleurier has sought to extol. Its movement - a Calibre PF 511 - inspired by the Tourbillon Calibre 500 type movement, is produced in its entirety in Parmigiani Fleurier’s own workshops. It places the accent on technical excellence, technology and aesthetics. The sober, elegant Tourbillon pays tribute to the virtuosity and skill of the traditional watchmakers qualified to undertake such technically demanding work. Its cage, visible on both sides of the movement, rotates every 30 seconds, giving much greater setting constancy.

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tourbillon’s open movement makes this a rare model with a unique character. The main plate reveals the mechanism wheels and the double barrel. Numerous openings have also been made on the bridges (barrel bridge, power reserve bridge, intermediate wheel lower bridge and ratchet bridge).
Having employed innovative technology to reveal the components of its movement, Parmigiani opted for PVD* colour treatment on the main plate in order to accentuate the true beauty of the open movement and create a kaleidoscope of colours.

The treatment is available in a choice of three shades. A transparent sapphire dial reveals the model’s aesthetic and technical qualities.
With only 40 pieces created in palladium 950, including ten models featuring a bezel set with baguette cut diamonds, the Pershing Tourbillon ajouré model is the result of an audacious and pioneering vision of Haute Horlogerie.

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