Parmigiani, Michel

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Name
Parmigiani, Michel Gender: M
born on 2 December 1950 at 19:08 (= 7:08 PM )
Place Couvet, Switzerland, 46n56, 6e38
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°00' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°53 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 14°51'



Biography

Swiss master horologist, a renowned restorer and talented creator of mechanical time-keepers. In 1976, he conceived the idea of a luxury watch brand and in 1996 he founded Parmigiani Fleurier SA, in Fleurier, Switzerland. In 2006, Parmigiani produced the Bugatti 370, a driving watch which won the 2006 "Watch of the Year Award" from the Japanese press, supposedly based on the Bugatti Veyron supercar.

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. Their watch lines include the Toric, Forma (renamed Kalpa) and the single watch, the Bugatti 370.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 2006 ("Watch of the Year Award")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes web bios: "Michel Parmigiani was born on 2 December 1950 in Couvet, as small village in the Val-de-Travers, in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel" [1], "Er wurde im Uhrmachertal Val-de-Travers an einem Tag im Jahr 1950 um 19:08 Uhr geboren" ("Parmigiani lässt Fliegen" by Pierre-André Schmitt, Die Welt, 4 October 2015 [2]).


Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Luxury watch brand)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Crafts (Horologist)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award ("Watch of the Year Award")