Parmigiani Fleurier and his first Hijri Perpetual Calendar won the world-renowned GPHG Innovation Award

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Recently, Parmigiani Fleurier returned home with his first Hijri Perpetual Calendar, and won the world-renowned GPHG Innovation Award. This watch stood out because of its innovative and unique timepiece creation concept. It opened up a new path in the field of watchmaking and finally won the wide favor of the jury.


The Hijri Perpetual Calendar watch uses a 44.5 mm platinum case with a dark gray dial and a platinum oscillating weight. The watch displays the hours, minutes and date in Arabic numerals, displays the name and length of each month in Arabic, and also displays leap years and flat years. In addition, there is a moon phase display with aventurine representing the night sky and a 48-hour power reserve indicator on the dial. Just like all Parmigiani Fleurier timepieces, every component in the movement, even hidden invisible components, has been carefully decorated by brand professionals.


Mr. Michel Parmigiani Fleurier often draws inspiration from precision-restored clockwork and is deeply rooted in the long history and tradition of watchmaking. The development history of this exquisite timepiece can be traced back to 1993. At that time, Michel Parmigiani (Michel Parmigiani) restored a simple Hijri Calendar installation and a pocket watch from the end of the 18th century or the beginning of the 19th century. One of the major features is the translation of the solar calendar into Arabic . Based on this, Mr. Parmigiani Fleurier further created the first Hijri Calendar table clock, and now presents the first masterpiece to achieve this complication. The Hijri Perpetual Calendar watch has a sophisticated design that incorporates the essence of Arab architecture, culture and religion. This watch is carefully crafted based on centuries of craftsmanship and attainments. It is a masterpiece of cultural heritage and the essence of high-end watchmaking, elegantly showing the family's renowned high-level innovation and craftsmanship.


Mr. DavideTraxler, Chief Executive Officer of Parmigiani Fleurier said: "We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the partners who participated in this extraordinary watch project together. At Parmigiani Fleurier, we unswervingly uphold the brand's watchmaking belief: unity Enterprising, gathering strength, drawing inspiration from the great masterpieces of pioneers and inspiring future design creativity. In addition, we are very happy to share the brand's unique watchmaking philosophy with colleagues in the industry and those in the industry who appreciate our craftsmanship and timepieces worldwide. And deep connotation. Watch fans and enthusiasts from all over the world have integrated different cultural backgrounds and classic heritage. By launching the Hijri Perpetual Calendar watch, we praise this diversified watchmaking industry development in our own way Tradition. As like-minded industrial partners and global citizens, we also expect to always follow this development concept under the leadership of industry pioneers.


Parmigiani Fleurier explored the expertise of Mr. Stefano Macaluso and redesigned the bridges of the new PF009 movement. The design of the Banqiao is inspired by the typical arch architectural style of the mosque, and adopts the "profit and loss" crescent shape. The octagonal star is an Islamic symbol formed by overlapping two squares. It is widely used in Arabic to mark the end of a chapter, and it often appears in the Quran. The eight-pointed star design also aims to pay tribute to the rich cultural heritage of the Arab world through its application in the field of modern watchmaking.


Mr. Stefano Macaluso said: "The Parmigiani Fleurier Hijri Perpetual Calendar watch adopts a decorative design inspired by Arab architecture, which fully demonstrates the distinctive architectural aesthetic elements, and at the same time pays attention to the use of imagination and concise visual expression."


In the Muslim world, the calendar is based on the cycle of the moon. Hijri (Hijri) is also called the Islamic lunar calendar. It consists of twelve months with 29 or 30 days per month (the number of days depends on the phase of the moon) and is used to accurately determine the dates of Islamic holidays. Unlike the solar calendar used in the West, the number of days in the lunar calendar each year is 10 to 12 days less than the number of days in the solar calendar. This leads to opportunities for each month to fall into different seasons, which is obviously different from the Gregorian calendar (also known as The division of the seasons of the Legoli calendar is different.

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