Parmigiani Fleurier

Kalpa Tonda 39 Qualité Fleurier Ref. PF600316.01

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The Qualité Fleurier is a foundation that certifies watches that have met high criteria and finishing standards. Located in Fleurier, a watchmaking town in the Jura mountains of Switzerland, the foundation was formed by the local watchmaking companies Bovet, Chopard, Parmigiani, and Vaucher to push the limits of quality standards for the area.

Watchmaking in this region is widely recognized as some of the finest craftsmanship in the world. While the QF certification may be viewed as a formality in some respects, it still reinforces the horological prowess of the region and its commitment to only the highest form of watchmaking art.

It is worth noting that the Swiss federal government, the canton of Neuchâtel in the Val-de-Travers, supports the Fleurier Quality Foundation and certification practices.

QF certification consists of five requirements: two are stipulations regarding the place of manufacture quality of materials, while the remaining three are actual trials.

First, the watches must be "entirely designed, produced, assembled and tested in Switzerland, with each component accompanied by a certificate of origin. This criterion substantially exceeds the requirements of the widely used 'Swiss Made' label, which can be met without meaningful testing provided 60% of the watch head has been produced in Switzerland."

Second, only traditional materials may be used (plastics and other synthetics are forbidden ).

Third, the movement is certified by the C.O.S.C as a certified chronometer.

The fourth and fifth tests are the Chronofiable test and the Fleuritest. The first of the two simulates six month's wear and tear, including manipulation of the crown and pushers (if any), as well as reliability under exposure to magnetism, moisture, and shocks. The Fleuritest is a 24-hour simulated wear test, using a unique machine that simulates the movement of a watch through the day in daily use; to pass, accuracy must be within a tolerance of 0/+5 seconds per day.

Model: Kalpa Tonda QF
Reference: PF600316.01
Circa: 2005
Material: Rose gold
Dial:
 Grey, Geneva stripes
Dimensions: 
39 mm; 8.5 mm
Movement: 13301
Bracelet / Strap: Black leather strap with signed 18k gold buckle
Lug Width: 23 mm

Condition Report:
Fair, obvious signs of wear

Included:
Watch, box and papers

Warranty & Authenticity:
The watch comes with the Greenwich Time 24 Month Warranty alongside a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

The Parmigiani Fleurier brand - a watch-making adventure that transcends the mundane - was created in Fleurier in 1996 and was guided by the passion of a man who remained faithful to the very essence of the watchmaker. Michel Parmigiani, master horologist, renowned restorer, and talented creator of mechanical time-keepers, dedicates his knowledge, which has been enriched by past and present teachings, to the benefit of the brand.

The Sandoz Family Foundation, who had tasked a young Michel Parmigiani to lead the restoration of their horological artifact collection, became interested in bringing Parmigiani's masterful work to the consumer market. In 1996, with the backing of the Sandoz Foundation, Parmigiani Fleurier was able to fit out its manufacturing workshops with the means to produce exceptionally high-quality goods. In less than 10 years, it achieved near complete vertical integration, and the industrial equipment deployed constitutes one of the rarest and most complete manufacturing workshops in Switzerland. The very essence of haute horology, such as attention to detail or the beauty of the embellishment of a simple or highly complicated movement, is the subject of great attention at Parmigiani Fleurier and is the reason for its international recognition.

Warranty

All Orders Come With The Greenwich Time 24-Month Warranty

Customer Service

Full-Time Customer Service Team

Financing

Monthly Financing via our partner Affirm

AT A GLANCE

Overview

Model: Kalpa Tonda QF
Circa: 2005
Dial: Grey, Geneva stripes
Includes: Watch, box and papers
Condition:
Fair, obvious signs of wear

Case / Bracelet

Dimensions: 39 mm; 8.5 mm
Material:
Rose gold
Bracelet / Strap: Black leather strap with signed 18k gold buckle
Lug Width: 23 mm

Movement

Reference: PF600316.01
Caliber: 
13301
Power Reserve:

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