In 2021, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its foundation, Parmigiani Fleurier launched one of the most ambitious and demanding projects in its history. La Rose Carrée is a pocket watch produced as a unique piece, based on a century-old grand sonnerie caliber from Louis-Elysée Piguet.
La Rose Carrée has now evolved into Les Roses Carrées “Collection Grand Feu,” an elite assembly of five unique minute-repeater watches at the top of the Parmigiani Fleurier range, representing the highest echelon of watchmaking craftsmanship and complication, set against a background of absolute exclusivity.
On December 2, 2022, marking the occasion of Michel Parmigiani’s birthday, the brand reveals the first creation in this collection: the Rosa Celeste, a piece that pays tribute to Michel Parmigiani’s favorite color and to the age-old artisanal tradition of Grand Feu enameling.
Between the petals of these horological flowers, Parmigiani Fleurier embeds the noblest complication: a manually wound minute repeater caliber with a cathedral gong. Its skeletonization and beveling bring together the best of Parmigiani Fleurier’s watchmaking expertise and craftsmanship for a unique and poetic timepiece.
A team consisting of a master engraver, enameller and restorer worked together to make this timepiece come alive. The Rose Carrée motif was engraved by hand with the utmost skill and precision, as there was no room for even the slightest possibility of error on these domed surfaces. The case back was then enamelled with a “Grand Feu” enamel in deep blue.
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