According to the census from 2011, London was recorded at 8.17 million. Thus the UK capital city became the largest city in Europe. This year, the London Underground or “Tube”, has celebrated its 150th anniversary, and for this occasion, Parmigiani Fleurier has launched a new Kalpa London Underground watch.
This novelty is available in two variants which can be seen in L’Atelier Parmigiani at Mount Street, London. Two versions of the Kalpa London Underground differ from each other not only by the size of the case, but also by the second`s indication. The first one, Kalpa Grande model, is tooled with a central blue hand, while the second`s indication of the Grande XL watch is carried out on the subsidiary dial.
Both models feature dials encrusted with the stylized colorful image of the “Tube”. The black canvas on its dial might act as a metaphor for the dark tunnels which form the London Underground, while the colorful depiction of the various lines bears a close resemblance to the map of the underground. Both version of the Kalpa London Underground watch share Delta shaped hands depicted in bright red.
This special edition model is powered with the exceptional movement that features Cotes de Geneve motif on bridges and gorgeous open-worked rotors harnessing winding power by the movement of the wearer’s wrist.
Each model boasts a see-through case back where you can see the inner beauty of the impeccable mechanism. Furthermore, the back cover is encrusted with engraved logo of Montreux Jazz Festival. This logo was not chosen by chance. The Swiss matchmaking brand has been a sponsor of the well-known annual festival. Initially, these timepieces were created for the Montreux Jazz Café which has recently opened at Harrods.
These exceptional watches are produced in limited editions and they are available only in the UK, which might be bad news for those who do not live in that country.