Parmigiani Fleurier

Parmigiani Fleurier is a Swiss luxury watch company. Parmigiani Fleurier was founded in 1976, its name is based on the last name of the founder (Michel Parmigiani) and the city where it resides (Fleurier). As a traditional manufaturer, Parmigiani Fleurier builds all components of the watches in-house. It has no affiliations with any of the larger luxury groups like LVMH, Richemont, Swatch Group or PPR. Notable models include the Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa, Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda, Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti, Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing, Parmigiani Fleurier Transforma, Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale, Parmigiani Fleurier Toric. The ladies' collection includes the Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa, Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda, Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing. Laslty, Parmigiani Fleurier also produces clocks. Parmigiani Fleurier prices range up to $200,000 (for the Bugatti model) and among the most popular watches currently are the Parmigiani Fleurier Toric chronograph and Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda. Collectors will rarely find Parmigiani Fleurier watches sale infos because all of the prices are based on the official Parmigiani Fleurier price list. WatchTime publishes Parmigiani Fleurier review stories to help you find the right watch for your collection; all our stories include Parmigiani watch prices and photos. WatchTime's coverage of Parmigiani Fleurier watches is based on news, reviews and features. Our Parmigiani Fleurier channel will be updated constantly.

Let’s Kick It: 6 Watches That Celebrate Soccer

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The so-called "beautiful game" is what we Americans call soccer and what nearly everyone else calls football. Some of the world's luxury watch and sports watch makers have gotten in on the excitement, with special-edition watches specially devoted to the sport and its players. … [Read more...]


7 Signs Chopard is Serious About High Watchmaking

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Recently, WatchTime was among a select group of media outlets invited to tour and explore Chopard's Swiss watchmaking operations in Geneva and Fleurier. By the end of the comprehensive visit, it was clear that Chopard, a brand still known more for high jewelry than high horology, is devoted to making its mark on the men's luxury watch market. Here are seven reasons why. … [Read more...]


5 Standout Skeleton Watches From SIHH 2015

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The WatchTime editorial team recently returned from SIHH 2015, and one of the trends we noticed at this year's fair was a number of brands putting their own spin on the classical skeleton watch. Here are five new skeleton watches worthy of a closer look. … [Read more...]


Audio: 12 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2015

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At SIHH 2015 in Geneva, I had the chance to chat with 12 watch industry executives, from 11 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces introduced at the show and what lies ahead in 2015. Follow the links below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Watches at SIHH 2015: Parmigiani and Bugatti Celebrate A Decade Together

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All too often we see relationships between watch manufactures and automobile companies come and then go. Seemingly, the faster the car the more tempestuous the relationship with their time-keeping partner. Not so with Bugatti and Parmigiani. For ten years (2004-2014) they have celebrated a hand-to-glove relationship that sees the world’s fastest car paired-off with one of the world’s most imaginative horological manufactures. As we discuss on our Monochrome-Watches blog, in 2015, Parmigiani … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Watch Insider Previews the Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Squelette

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At SIHH in Geneva this year, Parmigiani Fleurier has brought out a new skeletonized ultra-thin watch: the Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Squelette. It gives a clear view of the new PF 705 movement. Here's a look at the new SIHH release, originally published on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: 5 Independent Watch Brands Worth Your Time

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One could say that choosing a watch from one of the big brands (Rolex, Omega, Breitling, et cetera) is going the easy route. There are many alternatives out there from independent brands that deserve a fair chance as well, of course. The big advantage of owning a watch from one of these brands is that you will have a piece designed or crafted without too many concessions to sales and marketing departments. … [Read more...]


Which Watch Brand Spends the Most on Advertising?

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Watch brands spent almost half a billion dollars on advertising in the U.S in 2013. The total was $492.68 million: a record high, and up 23.3 percent from the 2012 total. That figure comes from Kantar Media, which each year compiles estimates of ad spending for a range of different products. The figures for 2013 signal that the U.S. watch market is still growing, especially as Swiss luxury brands turn their sights back from China to this country. … [Read more...]


Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons

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Each year the respected Swiss business magazine, Bilan, publishes a list of the 300 richest Swiss with a rough estimate of their fortunes. For this article we examined the list for you to see which members of the watch industry made the ranking. Here they are: … [Read more...]


IBG 2014: Highlight Watches from 3 Boutique Watch Brands

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WatchTime's 2014 "Inside Basel.Geneva" event tour wraps up this week in San Francisco (October 2). West coach watch aficionados who attend this final IBG show of the year will have the opportunity to see and try on many new watches, including several standout models from respected indie watch brands F.P. Journe, Greubel Forsey and Parmigiani Fleurier. … [Read more...]


Parmigiani Bugatti 10-Year Anniversary Watch Debuts at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

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The first watch to arise from the partnership of boutique Swiss watch brand Parmigiani Fleurier and French luxury automaker Bugatti, the Bugatti Type 370 watch, launched in 2004. To commemorate 10 years of the partnership, and 10 years of Parmigiani Bugatti watches, Parmigiani unveiled the first of three limited-edition anniversary models at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: 9 New Luxury Watches for Ladies

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At the big watch fairs, like the upcoming Baselworld show and the recent SIHH in Geneva, the stars of the show tend to be complicated watches for men, but each year, watch brands also debut plenty of ladies' watches, many made at the same level of craftsmanship as their male counterparts. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we're looking at some recently announced ladies' watches which will be available in 2014. … [Read more...]


Audio: 14 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2014 (Updated)

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At this year's SIHH in Geneva, I spoke with 14 important figures, from 13 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces unveiled at the show and what each brand has in store for 2014. Follow the links below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Watch Insider Previews New Parmigiani Bugatti Watches

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The 2014 SIHH starts today... here from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are specs, photos, and illustrations of one new more watch whose details have been released prior to the fair, the Parmigiani Bugatti Aérolithe. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: Introducing TAG Heuer’s New In-House Movement, Caliber 1969

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TAG Heuer's new integrated mechanical chronograph movement, Caliber 1969, is now being produced at the recently finished fourth TAG Heuer factory, in Chevenez in the Swiss Jura. I take you inside the brand-new facility, and examine the details of the new in-house movement, in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: Hermès Unveils its First Tourbillon Watch

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Up until very recently, Hermès was known more as a fashion brand than as a purveyor of haute horlogerie. However, its watchmaking subsidiary, La Montre Hermès, has been challenging those assumptions as of late with many of its new watches and proprietary movements, and has now released its first tourbillon watch, called the Arceau Lift. … [Read more...]


La Montre Hermès CEO Luc Perramond: The WatchTime Q&A

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Luc Perramond, CEO of La Montre Hermès, the watchmaking division of the famed French fashion house, is on a mission to elevate Hermès timepieces to a higher level of manufacturing self-sufficiency and horological mastery. Last year, the first Hermès watches with proprietary mechanical movements made their debut at Baselworld, and Perramond has been very busy since then. … [Read more...]


Parmigiani Celebrates Brazil Soccer with New CBF Watch Collections

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When Brazil's CBF soccer team defeated reigning world champ Spain 3-0 in the Confederation Cup final on June 30, they had at least one Swiss watch company in their cheering section: Parmigiani Fleurier, which became the team's official watch partner in 2011. At this year's SIHH, Parmigiani introduced four new watches in two collections inspired by the team and the nation of Brazil. … [Read more...]


Richard Mille Opens New Factory in the Swiss Jura

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Richard Mille has become the latest luxury watch manufacturer to take a decisive step toward becoming a full-fledged manufacture, announcing the opening of its new case and component factory in Les Breuleux in the Swiss Jura. … [Read more...]


Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]