Some watches are just too cool for school! This most certainly includes the Parmigiani Pershing Chronograph, which was the result of the partnership between the two brands that started in 2009.
For Parmigiani, the Pershing Chronograph was their very first bonafide sports watch, and that makes its creation all the more special. Their inspiration came, of course, from the sleek, powerful and luxurious yachts that Pershing is creating for clients all around the world, but also injected ample amounts of their own DNA.
This most certainly shows in the result, which unites in a harmonious way the world of both brands. The case draws attention by the unique shape of the lugs, as well as the bezel in which the 60-minute marks are engraved. This results in a very dynamic design which is continued on the dial. Against a backdrop of beautiful “Côtes de Genève,” we find not only futuristic numerals but also different color subdials to indicate the chronograph counters. Parmigiani combined this with an extra large date window, which further enhanced the sportive look of this watch.
The beauty of any Parmigiani always goes much further than just being skin deep, and the Pershing Chronograph is no exception to this rule. Inside we find automatic Caliber FP 334, which the brand creates in-house. Thanks to two series-coupled mainspring barrels the movement offers a power reserve of 55 hours. As it being a Parmigiani a lot of time and effort is invested in the finishing of each of the over 300 parts that are needed to create this movement.
With the Pershing Chronograph, Parmigiani created the perfect watch for people who enjoy an active lifestyle yet don’t want to compromise on the quality of the watch that they are wearing while enjoying this. It also showed that Parmigiani was comfortable and capable to partner with another brand, and successfully unite its DNA with that of their own, and achieve a synergy while doing so. Something which they have also proven again in more recent years with the superb Parmigiani Bugatti-watches. With these qualities, the Pershing Chronograph remains a highly desirable watch as well as a true statement of style and elegance for people who know watches!