The Reason

A simple round dress watch but recognisable by its DNA, differentiating itself from other watch designs. Carrying its own micro-rotor calibre manufactured by its own producer Vaucher which can be viewed under making and Vaucher 5401. This particular version predates the calibre which is deconstructed under Vaucher. The 1950 associates to the birth year of the founder Michel Parmigiani.


Parmigiani Fleurier was started in 1996 in Val-de-Travers. Founder Michel Parmigiani had conceived the brand as far back as 1976 through his work restoring watchmaking artefacts. (Wikipedia)

CALIBRE PF702 WINDING Automatic TOTAL DIMENSIONS 13 ¼''' – Ø 30.0 mm. THICKNESS 2.6 mm FREQUENCY 3Hz – 21’600 A/h POWER-RESERVE 48 hours NB OF COMPONENTS 160 NB OF JEWELS 29 CASE DIMENSION 40.00 mm diameter THICKNESS 8.2 mm MATERIAL 18k gold WATER-RESISTANCE 30meters


18k hands filled hour and minute hands filled with super-luminova


The eccentric dial plugs which pinch the dial feet holding the feet and dial in place


 Internal milling of the case centre

Internal milling of the case centre


Inclined views of the rear of the mvt. The micro-rotor is made from platinum.

The balance Incabloc set into the mainplate, pushed in place, held by friction and flush with the underside of the mainplate.


The rotor is made in platinum to assure the maximum mass from a precious metal.


The below automatic mechanism was later replaced by a different system which can be viewed here.


Dismantelling the going train

The ratchet wheel click and click spring


Dismantling the setting mechanism

 The setting assembly

The setting assembly

The unique serial number of the calibre


Recto-verso of the dismantled mainplate

To learn more about Parmiagani www.parmigiani.com