Il Parmigiani Fleurier Ombre Noire Technique it is an exceptional watch in every respect. This unique piece celebrates a number of complications from the great tradition of fine watchmaking, such as the perpetual calendar, minute repeater and tourbillon, all wrapped up in a timepiece that offers a very contemporary finish.
As the name suggests, the Ombre Noire Technique is shrouded in mystery.
For example, the minute repeater activator is integrated into the bezel. The traditional side button, which makes this great watchmaking complication so loved by connoisseurs, is therefore absent. This mechanism posed a challenge for the development team to ensure the timepiece's water resistance, as the surface to be protected from water is much larger when a bezel is present.
The movement that equips it is the caliber <font style="vertical-align: inherit;"><font style="vertical-align: inherit;">PF2018, hand-wound, with a 42-hour power reserve. The 18-karat rose gold case, designed to optimize the resonance of the minute repeater chime, frames a guilloché slate-colored gold dial "Grain de riz" which contrasts with the 18-karat rose gold indexes.
An aperture reveals the tourbillon at 6 o'clock, while the month, date, day and leap year indications, as well as the power reserve, occupy the upper part of the dial. The hands are of the skeletonized delta type. The look of the watch is completed with a black alligator strap Hermès, with pin buckle, also in 18-karat gold.
As with all Parmigiani Fleurier creations, every single component of the movement has been treated with the most delicate and refined decorative work. Selling price 490.000 Swiss francs.