People have always used domineering to describe the image of a man as tall and mighty. Those who can really match the word domineering are famous celebrities. For the average person, domineering seems to be far away, and they are not willing to be so bland and airless. From time to time on the streets, I often see my father and children in the same frame, either embracing in the arms, or holding big hands with big hands. ‘Dad’ is full of energy and warm. ‘Dad’ is not only a strong and masculine appearance, but also a father’s temperament emanating from the bottom of his heart, immovable, firm and gentle. And this has also become a good evidence of good men and fathers in the new era.
The men subvert the past masculinity to create a warm ‘dad’ atmosphere, nothing more than to accompany the child more, to let the worship and love of the father warm his (her) life. Like a man’s wrist companion, if a watch wants to inherit and be remembered, after creating the classic, dare to subvert the classic. In 1997, the Kalpa series designed by Mr. Parmigiani was launched. So far, the Kalpa series has become the brand’s iconic product family. In 2016, Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire Anniversaire gold watch launched by Parmigiani to commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary stands out among all products. The classic tonneau-like appearance and subversive traditional rose gold to create a gold movement make this watch once again the focus of much attention.
The ‘heart’ of the Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire watch is the PF 110 manual winding movement. This self-developed dual barrel movement guarantees a power reserve of 8 days and is equipped with a patented display system. The inner plate bridge of the movement uses a special cutting process to process the edges and corners into a continuous semi-circular shape. This process can solve the difficult internal angle and complex part cutting and modeling problems. In addition, Geneva’s corrugated sanding; the gooseneck fine-tuning device of the balance wheel; the hand-chamfering of the bridge and other details all reflect Parmachini’s extreme requirements for fine watchmaking.
Rose gold case with silver-yellow transparent enamel dial divided into 12 areas. The choice of materials and colors is intended to play a synergistic role. The rose gold tone of the case permeates the dial with amber, giving the Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire a unique combination of colors throughout. To realize the concept of ‘perfect proportion’ advocated by Michel Parmigiani, the hands on the top and bottom of the dial are balanced and harmonious with each other. The barrel shape gives the watch the most eye-catching qualities. Exquisite modern-style numerals, pure gold hour markers, and the arrangement of numbers around the small seconds dial, all of these designs ensure practicality and make the vibrant dial more perfect.
Fusion and subversion of the classic Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire watch is undoubtedly the best choice for fathers to keep their ‘daddy’ time, and to love love as a permanent driving force for children’s growth.
KALPA XL HEBDOMADAIRE
Power reserve: 8 days
Frequency: 3 Hz-21,600 vibrations / hour
Dimensions: 13’’’x 10 ½ ” ‘– 29.3 x 23.6 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Number of parts: 227
Number of jewels: 28
Number of barrels: two barrels in series
Decoration: ‘Geneva Ripple’, hand-chamfered bridge
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
8-day power reserve indication
Shape: wine barrel shape
Dimensions: 44.7 x 37.2 mm
Thickness: 11.2 mm
Material: 18K rose gold
Water resistance: 30 meters
Table mirror: anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: 7 mm diameter
Case back: Sapphire
Case back cover engraving: individually numbered
Color: silver yellow
Time scale: 18K rose gold labeling
Finishing: Sunray pattern on the outer ring, shot peening, blue auxiliary plate
Hands: triangular hands with luminous coating
Material: Crocodile skin
Type: Pin Buckle