Parmigiani’s Bugatti Type 370 collection captured collectors’ imaginations with its unique design and technical virtuosity. At SIHH 2010, Parmigiani launched its latest Bugatti-inspired timepiece, the Atalante Flyback Chronograph. Available in red and white gold, with a limited number in platinum, the Atalante is Parmigiani’s first flyback. Unlike the highly unconventional Type 370, the Atalante is a more traditional round, 43 mm timepiece, though the overall aesthetic is far from staid.
The openwork dial’s vertical embrasures, inspired by the Bugatti Atalante 57S Sport grill, offer glimpses of the mechanism below. The chronograph pushers are located on the left. The “EB” emblem at 6 symbolizes the relationship between the brands. Inside, Caliber PF 335 is based on the brand’s first in-house chronograph movement, with an added flyback mechanism. Once the chronograph hand is moving, a single press resets it instantly to zero and restarts the chronograph immediately. In addition to the chronograph’s 30-minute counter and small seconds, the Atalante features two separate tachymetric displays. One on the bezel allows high speed events to be timed, and the other on the 30-minute counter can be used for slower events such as walking or running. The calendar is read via a window.
The Atalante Flyback Chronograph is priced at $59,000 in red and white gold. A limited edition of 17 pieces in platinum is priced at $93,000.
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Parmigiani Bugatti Atalante Flyback Chronograph
Automatic winding movement
50 hour power reserve
Calibre 13”’ ¼ – Ø 30.3 mm
Frequency 4 Hz – 28,800 vib/h
68 jewels. Two series-coupled barrels
“Côtes de Genève” decoration, chamfered bridges
22 carat gold oscillating weight on gold models
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Date under openworked dial
1⁄4 second chronograph (large seconds in center, 30 minute counter at 3 o’clock), flyback.
Round case: 43 mm. Thickness: 13.40 mm
Material: 18 ct white gold, 18 ct rose gold. Polished and satin-finished
Water resistance: 30 m
Shaped push-pieces at 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock
Bezel with tachometer.
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Crown: Ø 9 mm.
Consecutive number engraved on the case-back
Bezel set with 68 “brilliant” cut diamonds (Top Wesselton VVS, ~1.1 ct)
- “Silver” openworked dial – Rhodium-plated applique indexes, Delta shaped hands with luminous coating
- “Ivoire” openworked dial – Rhodium-plated applique indexes, Delta shaped hands with luminous coating
Flange at 3 o’clock set with 27 brilliant cut diamonds (Top Wesselton VVS, 0.4 ct)
Hermes alligator with 18 ct gold deployant safety clasp