up for sale is my beloved Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Grand ref. PFC124-0000100
Kalpa, in my mind, is the most iconic case shape from this truly underappreciated watchmaker.
My Kalpa measures at about 34mm wide and 46mm lug to lug. It features this beautiful tonneau-shaped case (in a way similar to Franck Muller, but a lot more subtle) and Parmigiani's trademark teardrop lugs.
The fully in-house PF331 automatic movement has 32 jewels, twin spring barrels, and a 55-hour power reserve. Quite nicely finished movement. You'll see some nice Cote De Geneve, polished screw/ jewel sinks, beveled edges---everything you'd expect from Parmigiani.
If you are familiar with PF, you probably know that they sometimes come out with really weird color combinations, but it's not the case with this piece---it has this charming cream dial with high polished, applied indices. The guilloche has some nice subtlety that is best observed in person.
The watch wears really comfortably on my 7" wrist due to its slim profile (just a bit over 9mm thick) and hugging lugs. I really feel like it's a very well balanced size for a modern dress watch.
My Kalpa is in very very clean condition. I can't find any significant sign of use. The Hermes strap is like new (and is also the most supple strap I've encountered).
Time keeping is great, no problem or whatsoever.
It comes with double box (one corner is a bit wrinkled), leather watch roll with travelling pouch, leather wallet, a card holder, manual, polishing cloth, warranty card (with matching serial#, but not stamped or dated)---the full kit.
I am the only owner of this piece.
$4200 Paypal'd & shipped, US sale only. LA/OC face to face deal welcomed. Solid history on WUS, buy with confidence.
I prefer a straight sell as I'm currently in the process of sizing down my collection. However, I am willing to trade up for a Kalpa Hebdomadaire, a Tonda 1950, a large size Reverso Duo /976, H. Moser Fume dials, 2nd or 3rd gen Vacheron Constantin Overseas, 15300ST /15400ST Royal Oaks, or other interesting higher end pieces.
Thanks for looking.