The Parmigiani Fleurier watch calendar
All the Parmigiani Fleurier collections offer annual and perpetual calendars.
Discover especially the House’s expert craftsmanship and creativity with the Tonda Hijri Calendar. Comprising a self-winding movement and a Hijri perpetual calendar, it won the Innovation Prize at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix in 2020.
The calendar is a man-made system designed to be in balance with the seasons and phases of our planet. The rotation of the Earth around the sun imposes these on us, and we record them with the respect of an enthralled observer. The annual calendar and its moon phase reflect the cosmic order that governs us.
– Michel Parmigiani
The retrograde annual calendar
This calendar allows you to maintain a point of contact with your watch each year. Indeed, the date adjusts automatically based on the number of days in the month – 30 or 31 – but it counts 29 days for the month of February, whether or not it is a leap year.
Only once a year, charting 365 days
Among the Parmigiani Fleurier collections, the Tonda Annual Calendar offers a retrograde date indication that never obscures the moon phases at 6 o’clock, showcasing this very poetic complication. The day of the week and the month are perfectly legible in apertures at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock.
Once a year, you can re-establish contact with the watch’s mechanism by setting the date manually.
It will then continue its path for the next 365 days.
The calendar is an eminently fascinating watchmaking complication, as it really is the mirror of civilizations.
– Michel Parmigiani
What is a perpetual calendar watch?
A watch whose perpetual calendar automatically takes the number of days in the month into account: 30 or 31 and the 28 or 29 days of February for ordinary and leap years. Unless it takes into account century years that are not leap years, it will need adjusting in 2100, 2200, and 2300 but not in 2400.
A 48-month dial, derived from pocket watches, corresponds to three ordinary years and one leap year. On the more legible 12-month dial, ordinary and leap years are shown by a hand or aperture.
Models with the Parmigiani Fleurier perpetual calendar
This remarkable model features a perpetual calendar and a precision moon phase – two haute horlogerie complications that are very rarely combined due to their respective complexity.
Toric Tecnica Ombre Noire
This is a unique piece from the House of Parmigiani Fleurier. With its perpetual calendar, minute repeater, and tourbillon, it celebrates a number of traditional complications while offering a very contemporary finish.
Toric Retrograde Perpetual Calendar
This watch features one of the noblest complications: a perpetual calendar. This model of the Toric, which is the House’s most timeless watch, features a precision moon phase and a precise day, date and month assembly, no matter what the month, and even if it’s a leap year.
Tonda Hijri Calendar
This timepiece comprises a self-winding movement and a Hijri perpetual calendar. In the Islamic world, the calendar is based on the cycles of the moon and consists of twelve months of 29 or 30 days; therefore, it is used to determine the days of Islamic holidays. It is also used as a civil calendar in many countries.