A fully independent watchmaking manufacture…
Was started in 1996 in Val-de-Travers. Founder Michel Parmigiani had conceived the brand as far back as 1976 through his work restoring watchmaking artefacts and his detailed knowledge of historical mechanical clocks and watches. Parmigiani carries a men’s line of watches, and a line that caters specifically to women. All Parmigiani Fleurier watches are hand-made, taking at least four hundred hours to put together; they are constructed with only precious metals and precious or semi-precious stones. In order to create exclusivity, only a few thousand pieces are produced every year.
Chose industrial independence very early on in its history. This provides the freedom to practice cutting-edge watchmaking, versatile and technically advanced, enabling creativity to be expressed without limitations. In just a few years, a manufacture was set up with the aim of mastering all the components of a watch. The dials and their meticulous decorations; the cases in their most complex designs; but also the heart of the watch, the regulating organ and its balance-spring, and each of the tiny screws and gears, barely visible to the naked eye, which form the movement.
In the center for industrial craftsmanship, designers rub shoulders with engineers, and artisans work side-by-side with high-end watchmakers. Behind a single watch there are more than 50 professions and the history of a center of expertise, working together in the Swiss Juras region to revive the art of watchmaking, day after day.
Through this watchmaking center, the values dear to Michel Parmigiani are respected – craftsmanship, technical skill, manual dexterity, and meticulous attention to each and every detail. He learned these values in his career as a restorer, and has been practicing them tirelessly ever since in his work as a watchmaker. “If there had to be only one” Each watch embodies the personality of Michel Parmigiani, the Brand’s founder, renowned restorer, and visionary watchmaker. Each watch echoes the special relationship between the Manufacture and those who choose it for the pieces conceived, designed and produced within its watchmaking center.