In 2008, Parmigiani Fleurier launched the Kalparisma, its first mechanical collection for women. On the tenth anniversary of this landmark event, the watchmaker has released Kalparisma Nova Galaxy, a watch that is glitteringly feminine.
The word ‘Galaxy’ in the watch’s title refers to the use of Aventurine glass for the dial; made by adding copper shavings to molten glass to create the sparkling constellations.
Parmigiani Fleurier is a pioneer in the use of Aventurine in watchmaking and has featured the material on numerous special editions.
Halfway between a watch function and a decoration is the “Nova;” a small seconds at 6 o’clock, which takes the form of a star performing one revolution per minute. The delta-shaped hands are skeletonised to better reveal the celestial display and to enhance the watch’s delicate femininity.
The Kalparisma Nova Galaxy is available in two versions that differ in terms of case material, and in the stone-setting that adorns them. The first, in rose gold, matches the indices and Nova star. The sides of the Tonneau-shaped case are set with 46 Top Wesselton diamonds for a total of 0.84 carats and a glittering play of light. The stone-set rose gold edition is limited to 50 pieces.
The second is an even more exclusive white gold version limited to a total of just eight pieces. The entire case is set with painstakingly arranged diamonds in sizes expertly selected by the master stone-setter with the smaller ones on the periphery, and gradually getting bigger as they near the case’s curves. Each of the 182 stones has a role to play in this 2.28-carat fresco, which evokes glittering snow and blends harmoniously with the dial’s constellation.
Both versions come with an Indigo blue alligator strap by Hermès as standard. However, the gold version has the option of an 18 ct rose gold bracelet.