This one-of-a-kind piece, a vibrant tribute to the excellence of Michel Parmigiani’s work and to his Italian origins, exalts fine watchmaking and métiers d’art.
Anyone who has had the good fortune of discovering the manufacture knows that a fascinating workshop devoted to restoring historic pieces is to be found within. The past is never cast aside at Parmigiani. Its rich heritage today enables the creation of exceptional watches like L’Armoriale Pocket Watch. This fine-watchmaking piece invites to admire down to the finest detail thanks to the precise, delicate work of craftspeople, experts in métiers d’art. The white gold case dazzles with its sumptuous handmade adornments. Its caseback center stages a striking composition imagined using Grand Feu enameling. The pattern fashioned by engraver Eddy Jaquet and the colors chosen take their inspiration from the floors of the prestigious Palazzo Te located in the city of Mantua in Lombardy.
Its dial takes on a russet-tinged brown hue, engraved with a “mezzo vibrato” theme. Above, a host of features come to life animated by a movement that reiterates the impressive architecture of an 1890 caliber. This sophisticated mechanism, equipped with a minute repeater, hasn’t just been restored, it’s been remarkably upgraded with a perpetual calendar, which governs the day, date, month, Moon phased and leap year displays. What’s more, this piece also boasts a chronograph complication with central small seconds. The traditional opening on the back of the pocket watch invites to admire the workings and the magnificent finishes on the components. Art and craftsmanship engage in an intricate dialog that is totally spellbinding in L’Armoriale Pocket Watch.