On May 29th 1996, the brand Parmigiani Fleurier is founded. It is born from the trust woven between Michel Parmigiani and the Sandoz Family Foundation who have acknowledged his talent as a watchmaker.
In 1999, Parmigiani Fleurier’s first wrist-watch is created, the Kalpa Hebdomadaire and this piece changes the work approach. With its iconic tonneau shape movement and 8-day power reserve, it represents the brand’s first component miniaturisation and creates therewith a strong necessity in industrial partners.
Bringing together five entities that were assembled in less than 6 years, Parmigiani Fleurier’s watchmaking hub is an extensive center of know-how that enables to conceive, manufacture and perfect every single watch component. From the smallest gear wheel to the entire escapement (which is the doing of very few watch companies); from the minute details of the dial to the case in its every shape.