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Jan 19, 2016

Parmigiani Fleurier Introduces Some Serious Innovation At The 2016 SIHH

Tags: Integrated Chronograph, Michel Parmigiani, Parmigiani Fleurier, Senfine, SIHH, SIHH 2016, SIHH 2016


This is some serious statement done by Parmigiani Fleurier at this year's SIHH! After 8 years of development, the brand introduced their first integrated chronograph, something representing the pinacle of watch movement development for any serious watchmaker. This chronograph's movement holds two column wheels, one for the "simple" chronograph function and the second one for the "rattrapante" function, and is encased in a classical pink gold case. An additional beautiful feature is the different golden bridges used to hold the movement, very refined and worthy of this great technical achievement.

But for us the main attraction was the presentation of the Senfine, a watch that holds a new radical approach to classical watch escapement. We are not talking about any wheels and springs with this escapement, but it is a full silicon part that enables the energy to be smoothly evacuated by using the elastic property of the material. The huge and main advantage is that the power consumption of the watch is set at a minimal and the goal is to have 70 days of power reserve with this system, so simply put; a real game-changer in watchmaking!!! Though this watch is still a prototype, we are really impressed that a classical watchmaker such as Parmigiani Fleurier is seriously thinking outside the box and looking at the future of horology.



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  • Jimmy Haeffner

    Jimmy Haeffner

    some of the most wicked cool I have ever seen.

    Feb 02, 2016

  • rel herch

    rel herch

    well the the ides of this escapement is old it just like the bulova accutron 218 movment that relies on escape wheel with very small teeth and long arms. it was coplate failure even omega very quickly relized it and stoped the manufactur .looks too much fragile to me

    Jan 24, 2016

  • Kim Sheng Ting

    Kim Sheng Ting

    it wil be interesting if they make a chronograph watch out of the new escapement. Maybe something like the f.p.journe centigraphe. It might be able to time anything on this planet if u have superhuman relexes. The sweeping sec hand is definitely going to be a sight to behold.

    Jan 21, 2016

  • Kim Sheng Ting

    Kim Sheng Ting

    it will be interesting to see them make a chronograph out of that new escapement. Maybe something like the f.p.journe centigraphe, this might be able to time anything on this earth, if u havw superhuman reflexes. And the sweeping seconds hand will definitely be a sight to behold.

    Jan 21, 2016

  • Kim Sheng Ting

    Kim Sheng Ting

    it will be interesting to see them make a chronograph out of that new escapement. Maybe something like the f.p.journe centigraphe, this might be able to time anything on this earth, if u havw superhuman reflexes. And the sweeping seconds hand will definitely be a sight to behold.

    Jan 21, 2016

  • Kim Sheng Ting

    Kim Sheng Ting

    it will be interesting to see them make a chronograph out of that new escapement. Maybe something like the f.p.journe centigraphe, which is said to be able to time things travelling up to over 30000kph. this might be able to time anything on this earth. And the sweeping seconds hand will definitely be a sight to behold.

    Jan 21, 2016

  • Kim Sheng Ting

    Kim Sheng Ting

    it will be interesting to see them make a chronograph out of that new escapement. Maybe something like the f.p.journe centigraphe, which is said to be able to time things travelling up to over 30000kph. Heck, this might be able to time anything on this earth. And the sweeping seconds hand will definitely be a sight to behold.

    Jan 21, 2016

  • Kim Sheng Ting

    Kim Sheng Ting

    it will be interesting to see them make a chronograph out of that new escapement. Maybe something like the f.p.journe centigraphe, which is said to be able to time things travelling up to over 30000kph. Heck, this might be able to time anything on this earth. And the sweeping seconds hand will definitely be a sight to behold.

    Jan 21, 2016

  • Kim Sheng Ting

    Kim Sheng Ting

    it will be interesting to see them make a chronograph out of that new escapement. Maybe something like the f.p.journe centigraphe, which is said to be able to time things travelling up to over 30000kph. Heck, this might be able to time anything on this earth. And the sweeping seconds hand will definitely be a sight to behold.

    Jan 21, 2016

  • Kim Sheng Ting

    Kim Sheng Ting

    it will be interesting to see them make a chronograph out of that new escapement. Maybe something like the f.p.journe centigraphe, which is said to be able to time things travelling up to over 30000kph. Heck, this might be able to time anything on this earth. And the sweeping seconds hand will definitely be a sight to behold.

    Jan 21, 2016

  • SoCalFreelance

    SoCalFreelance

    It wasn't that long ago I said MEMS/micromachines would make their way into modern watches and here we are!

    Jan 20, 2016

  • GT

    GT

    Really impressed by the new escapement. Look forward to seeing some futuristic designs as seen on the Proto for the final products. Also the chronor rattrapante is outstanding, although I don't like the dial at all.

    Jan 19, 2016

  • Manolo Carcamo

    Manolo Carcamo

    Belleza, belleza, belleza !!!! toda una joya !!!

    Jan 19, 2016

  • yiannis merianos

    yiannis merianos

    it's early in the 2016 but! this chronograph will be at the top five off the year amazing. the tictacless watches is amazing tradition and in innovation on the same watch.

    Jan 19, 2016

  • ryvr madduck

    ryvr madduck

    I like the way Parmigiani do the lugs. Organic.

    Jan 19, 2016

  • marcosavignanoms

    marcosavignanoms

    You guys at TheWATCHES.tv make incredibly well produced Videos. I always enjoy watching your videos and hope you will get way more subscribers. Keep up the amazing work!

    Jan 19, 2016

  • timstring0902

    timstring0902

    Wow, amazing watch. Thanks for all the macro shots of the mechanism of the watch :)

    Jan 19, 2016


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