Parmigiani Pershing 115: “Offshore” Action To Rival Audemars…


The Parmigiani Pershing 115 limited edition chronograph is a 45mm palladium tribute from one true “manufacturer” to another; all 115 pieces celebrate the luxury seafaring maestros at Pershing Yachts of Italy. As massive as a Pershing 115 cruiser and built entirely in-house, the Parmigiani Pershing 115 is the ideal companion for strutting your stuff on the French Riviera… on or off its shore.

Parmigiani Fleurier is a complete manufacture in the strictest sense. Every component from the case to the dial to the hands to the movements to the individual escapement components comes from a member of Parmigiani’s in-house network of specialists. Although founded in 1996, Parmigiani’s engineering and artisanal empire has grown to encompass every aspect of watchmaking expertise; no less than Chopard, BVLGARI, and Richard Mille depend on Parmigiani for movement design and assembly.

When a company like Parmigiani decides to build a watch bearing its own name, the result is spectacular. Each Parmigiani Pershing 115 chronograph is a sculpted mass of ultra-dense palladium, a platinum-family metal that duplicates the blinding gleam and premium mass of its prestigious peers in the periodic table. The ornate teardrop lugs are emerging as signatures of Parmigiani’s sports watches, and their pronounced downward sweep enables the burly Pershing 115 chronograph to fit comfortably on a smaller wrist.

Parmigiani graces the Pershing 115 with stylistic harmony throughout. The linear striations of the natural rubber strap are echoed in the cotes de Geneve pattern on the silvered dial; both elements are evocative of the fine teak decks found on Pershing’s plush vessels. Sporting details of the dial include a specially-calibrated tachymeter scale geared towards measuring nautical speeds rather than the auto and aviation rates typically served by sports chronographs.

Additional dial refinements arrive in the form of indications that distinctly split the roles of civil time and chronograph registers. The center-mounted “Delta” hands are Parmigiani original, and they combine with a nearly invisible constant-seconds calibration (it lacks a traditional sub-dial) to track the time of day. Chronograph hours, minutes, and seconds are recorded by distinctively-marked blue hands befitting the watch’s nautical inspiration.

Within the expressive palladium case, Parmigiani equips the Pershing 115 chronograph with an automatic caliber PF 334 chronograph. Its 68 jewels, 300+ parts, and dual mainspring barrels provide the smooth power delivery to ensure precise tracking of civil and chronograph time. Ceramic rotor bearings and high efficient unidirectional winding energize a superior 50-hour power reserve (industry average is 42 hours).

The Parmigiani Pershing 115 case protects its precious mechanical cargo with a robust 200M (660ft) water resistance rating. Also a true dive watch, the Parmigiani Pershing 115 chronograph features a unidirectional rotating dive bezel that enables a second independent sequence of up to sixty minutes when the chronograph is in used in tandem.

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