parmigiani creates limited edition timepieces for montreux jazz festival

Published September 7th, 2009 - 11:48 GMT

Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer Parmigiani Fleurier, main partner of the Montreux Jazz Festival, known worldwide as an event that features the finest musical artists.

For 2009, Parmigiani has created a limited edition of its Kalpa XL and Grande models with a graphic signature designed to echo the musical theme of this year’s Montreux festival posters.

Each year, Montreux Jazz Festival founder and general manager Claude Nobs presents Parmigiani timepieces to distinguished featured artists.

Through the dial design featuring the swirl of a piano keyboard, Parmigiani expresses its heartfelt link to the event. Pink for ladies or blue for men, the dial of the Kalpa Grande or Kalpa XL has an hour, minute and central seconds display. Available only in steel, the model is fitted with a white python skin strap for the Kalpa Grande model or with a blue alligator strap for the Kalpa XL model.

Parmigiani timepieces were presented to Lily Allen, the Black Eyed Peas (,, Taboo and Fergie), Jamie Cullum, Alice Cooper, Chaka Khan, B.B. King, Wyclef Jean and Herbie Hancock.

Parmigiani watches are renowned the world over for their technical virtuosity, sophisticated craftsmanship and awe-inspiring elegance.

Each year since the inception of the brand in 1996, Parmigiani has unveiled striking new watches ranging from chronometers to complicated watches such as the minute repeater and tourbillion.

Parmigiani watches remain steadfast in their commitment to perfection. Every watch is handmade in workshops in Fleurier and exclusivity is virtually guaranteed as only a few thousand timepieces are created annually. 


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