Hands-On – The New Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390, Inspired by the Impressive Chiron

Hands-On – The New Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390, Inspired by the Impressive Chiron

Parmigiani Fleurier had lifted the cover on this advancement longer than a year prior with the introduction of a fantastic idea watch , on the event of the dispatch of the Bugatti Chiron at the 2016 Geneva Motor show. Following a couple of more long stretches of improvement, the model has now made it to creation in a refreshed variant – and it looks far better! Here is the last form of the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390.

It all started in 2001 when Bugatti was searching for a watch band together with an intense feeling of plan, and enough specialized mastery to be the ideal horological fit with their morals and awe-inspiring car manifestations. After three years, the main watch conceived from the Bugatti-Parmigiani association was introduced. Guided by the need to disregard shows and ask “what if?“, Michel Parmigiani divulged an exceptional improvement that would set the benchmark for the manifestations under this organization. The Bugatti Type 370 was worked around an exceptional cylindrical molded development, with horizontal time show…

The most recent creation conceived from this organization, delivered in recognition for the quickest road legitimate supercar, must be extraordinary. The Parmigiani Fleurier Type 390 keeps the cylindrical molded development idea of the 370 – despite the fact that it has little to do with its look and standards. In any case, it utilizes a worm screw to change the transmission over to an even plane. The time is consequently shown in a customary manner, however on a slanted plane – which bodes well for a driver’s watch, to permit reading the time while holding the steering wheel.

The product of 4 years of advancement, the one of a kind “motor” of the Type 390 is a tube shaped development whose width has been thinned down (12.5mm) so it is no greater than its flying tourbillon controller! The whole engineering was intended to fit this estimation. The barrels, gear train and managing organ are mounted pivotally, as progressive floors. This motor square can be taken out from its lodging much the same as that of a race car!

This motor is controlled by two arrangement mounted barrels to guarantee a moderately consistent force and to store 80-hour of force hold, a fairly amazing accomplishment for a particularly little measurement! The protected three-sided coupling utilized empowers self-centring of the barrels. The stuff train is made of planetary pinion wheels gathered one on top of the other. Every one of these highlights three metal balls and a toothed stuff made utilizing metallic development. Parmigiani states that the metal rollers (9 altogether) are the littlest ever with a width of 1.28 mm to house 12 fired chunks of 0.2 mm.

At its limit, the development is directed by a one-minute flying tourbillon swaying at 28,800 vibrations each hour. The equilibrium wheel includes a Breguet overcoil and change screws for an idleness of 10 mg/cm2. It is produced with Atokalpa, a sister company of Parmigiani Fleurier that is likewise essential for the gathering of watchmaking companies constrained by the Sandoz foundation.

To wind the development and change the time, Parmigiani has planned a pole clasp, supplanting the four common pieces of a normal watch development. A differential with tapered cog wheels empowers the presentation of the force hold on a sapphire cylinder outlining the development. At last, a novel, savvy worm screw is utilized for the 90° exchange of the movement from the rounded motor to the slanted dial to show hours and minutes.

The watch coming about because of this creative type is genuinely extraordinary and terrific. The liquid bends of the refined case have been enlivened by that of the Chiron. Formed out of gold, the case is verbalized: it can turn 12° (patent forthcoming) for improved comfort around the wrist, which assists with compensating for the components of the watch. Huge openings fitted with sapphire gems offer a rich view on the complexities of the development and the open-worked dial.

As you would anticipate from Parmigiani Fleurier, the Type 390 likewise shows heavenly craftsmanship. All development parts are carefully wrapped up. The case’s cleaned/glossy silk brushed surfaces are perfect. It is engraved with the Parmigiani logo just as the EB initials of Ettore Bugatti. The dial is finely openworked, including Arabic numerals and is combined with iridescent hands. The smooth crocodile tie is made by Hermes and fitted with a gold collapsing buckle.

The PF Type 390 is breathtaking watch. Past its cool plan, on the off chance that it is presently a creation piece and not, at this point simply an idea watch, it is regardless a fascinating center of advancements and new arrangements (minuscule metal rollers, three-sided coupling, worm screw, explained case, and so forth) and it will be intriguing to perceive how these will discover their approach to be incorporated into future manifestations from the brand. Evaluated at CHF 295’000, it is delivered in two restricted releases of 10 pieces. For more data, kindly visit www.parmigianifleurier.com .


Technical determinations – Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390

  • Case: 42.20 mm x 57.7 mm x 18.4 mm pink or white gold case – 4 sapphire gems with hostile to intelligent covering – loupe on the flying tourbillon –  3 ATM/30 m water resistant
  • Movement: type PF390 mechanical with manual winding – 25 mm x 37.5 mm – 80h power hold – 28’800 vibrations/h – 32 gems – 302 components – hours, minutes, seconds (on the tourbillon), power save pointer, flying tourbillon.
  • Strap: croc calfskin lash with pink or white gold collapsing buckle
  • Limited editions of 10 pieces in pink gold and 10 pieces dressed in white gold
  • Reference: PFH390-1201401-HA1442 and PFH390-1001401-HA1442
  • Price: 295,000 CHF