Visiting Parmigiani Fleurier, Vaucher Manufacture Atokalpa, Elwin, Les Artisans Boîtiers, And Quadrance & Habillage: A Family Affair

Even in the watch world, miracles never happen alone: nearly every watch company needs suppliers. Parmigiani Fleurier, in Switzerland’s Val de Travers, has the advantage of being part of the Sandoz Family Foundation, whose extensive catalog of companies includes some of the best suppliers available.

What Is Qualité Fleurier? The Rare Certification Explained

The ambitious task of Qualité Fleurier, which was the first qualitative horological certification for finished watches, is to unite several tests within one single certification. Elizabeth Doerr explains how and why that’s done.

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Capitole: Hiding In Plain Sight

Joshua Munchow overlooked something that was right in front him: the Parmigiani Toric Capitole. A fantastic timepiece by an interesting brand, until the latest edition with its exposed mechanics on the front of the watch, he had missed seeing this because of the modest display belying what was hidden within. Now it’s in plain view!

Yusupov Fabergé Egg

Parmigiani Fleurier And The Yusupov Fabergé Egg Of 1907

When they hear the name Fabergé, most people immediately think of imperial Easter eggs. The egg tradition hatched in 1885 when Tsar Alexander III commissioned his first Easter egg from Fabergé as a gift to his wife, Empress Maria Feodor. This became a yearly tradition, with Fabergé creating 50 eggs in total for the Russian court up to 1916. Here we have the story of the Yusupov Egg of 1907 and how it was restore by Parmigiani.

Parmigiani Fleurier Kalparisma Nova Galaxy with adventurine dial

Parmigiani Fleurier’s Kalparisma Nova Galaxy Featuring An Exquisite Aventurine Dial Is A Celestial Delight

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Kalparisma line, Parmigiani Fleurier launches two limited editions marrying sophisticated haute horlogerie with refined haute joaillerie, featuring a sprinkling of starry-eyed diamonds and the mysterious shine of aventurine dials.

What We Liked And What We Didn’t Like At The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Plus How Well Our Panel’s Forecasts Did

In this final round table discussion of the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the Quill & Pad team discusses the amazing evening of November 8, 2017 and what we thought of the big night’s winners (and losers).

pre-selected Travel Time watches for the 2017 GPHG are, clockwise from top left above: Czapek Genève Tourbillon Suspendu Ici et Ailleurs, Frédérique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture, Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT, Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone Blue, Manufacture Royale ADN Jumping Disk, and Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde

Our Predictions In The Travel Time Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie De Genève: Our Panel Is Split (Again)

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. Today the panel examines the interesting Travel Time category, which splits its opinions yet again.

pre-selected Chronograph watches for the 2017 GPHG are, clockwise from top left above: Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph Ceramic, Longines Avigation BigEye, Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100, Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chrono Anniversaire, Singer Reimagined Track 1, and TAG Heuer Autavia.

Our Predictions In The Chronograph Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. Today we discuss the Chronograph category, which the GPHG foundation describes for watches entered as “mechanical watches comprising at least one chronograph indication. Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.”

Pre-selected Ladies watches for the 2017 GPHG: clockwise from top left Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold, Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton, Chopard Imperiale Moonphase, Fiona Krüger Petit Skull (Celebration) Eternity, Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métropolitaine Selene, and Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power

Our Predictions For The Ladies Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. Today we take on the Ladies category, which are “women’s watches comprising two at most of the following indications: date, power reserve, classic moon phase, second time zone; may be adorned with a maximum 8-carat gem setting.”

Ivory and blue: dial of the Ovale Pantographe from Parmigiani Fleurier

Collector’s View: Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe On The Wrist And What It Tells Us About Parmigiani

I hadn’t had much contact with Parmigiani over the past few years, so I was eager both to wear one of the brand’s most distinctive watches and to learn more about its current collection and plans. The moment I liberated the Pantographe from its box I was impressed: this is one serious watch. Read on to learn what I thought about this watch and what the brand might do to bloom.